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Memory: The Origins of Alien

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  • Mon 2 Sep
  • 95 minutes
  • Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
  • Cast: Mickey Faerch, Linda Rich, Roger Corman, Roger Christian, Veronica Cartwright, Ivor Powell
  • USA (2019)


Dogwoof Docs presents Memory: The Origin of Alien by Alexandre O. Philippe

Memory uncovers the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger. On the eve of the film’s 40th Anniversary, Exhibit A Pictures will reveal a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger estates, 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 will boldly go 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.

Memory: The Origins of Alien is screening as a Double Bill with the 40th Anniversary Restoration of Alien.

You can get your £10 Double Bill tickets right here.