Memory: The Origins Of Alien | Denver Film Society | Alexandre O. Philippe | USA

Memory: The Origins Of Alien

Alexandre O. Philippe

Documentary, Filmmaking Focus, Sci-Fi

EnglishUSA201994 minDCPRating: Not Rated


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A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of moviemaking, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, Memory – The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger archives – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory.
Bridging the ancient world with Ridley Scott’s complex futuristic universe through a mix of distinctly low-fi VHS aesthetic and stunning 4k Cinemascope aspect ratio footage, Memory boldly goes where no film essay has gone before, to deliver a revealing and wholly original take on one of Hollywood’s most beloved and iconic shockers.

Cinematographer: Robert Muratore | Screenwriter: Alexandre O. Philippe
Cast: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn