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Memory: The Origins of Alien

 

USA 2019, 89 minutes
Dir. Alexandre O. Philippe
Rating: [M] Offensive language & content that may disturb
Genres: Documentary / Film History

 

Synopsis: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the theatrical release of ALIEN, this documentary reveals the untold origins of the cinematic masterpiece - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft's weird fiction, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of writer Dan O'Bannon, designer H.R. Giger and director Ridley Scott. Uncovering a treasure trove of unreleased materials from the O'Bannon and Giger estates to deliver an entrancingly cinematic and wholly original take on one of Hollywood's most beloved and iconic shockers

“Gets under the skin of a sci-fi-horror masterpiece.”~TimeOut New York

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