Memory : The Origins of Alien is a 2019 documentary on the Tale of his untold origins behind the Alien, dissecting Ridley Scott’s masterpiece rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, Francis Bacon’s art, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and HR Giger. A contemplation of the symbiotic collaborative process of filmmaking, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious. It was directed and written by Alexandre O. Philippe and releases October 4, 2019.
Aliens is not only one of the most important post-war science fiction and horror films, it also contains scenes that will forever live on in the minds of filmmakers. The success of the Ridley Scott film, and its sequels, ensured that its iconography was immortalized in popular culture and celluloid mythology. Like many classic films there is an interesting backdrop behind their beginnings, production and appeal.
Director Ridley Scott’s Alien Movie
“Memory: The Origins of Alien”, a new documentary from Alexandre O. Philippe, tells the story of the origins behind the creation of the iconic film Alien in 1979. Fortunately, this is not Prometheus. While Scott may have taken the helm, he wasn’t the only integral player in his birth.
Named after Dan O’Bannon’s original script, we are taken back from scratch to discover how one person’s vision and another’s visual imagination help create something Memory: The Origins of Alien truly special.
If you are a fan of the franchise then Memory: The Origins of Alien is the documentary for you. While there isn’t much new here in that it provides a unique insight into how the film took shape. There is also a lot of rare archival material. Given that most of the footage comes from the O’Bannon and Giger farms, Memory: The Origins of Alien approaches the subject from a specific perspective. That is enlightening, if not complete.