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Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

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The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bijan Aalam Bijan Aalam ... Himself
Tim Boxell Tim Boxell ... Himself
Axelle Carolyn ... Herself
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself
Roger Christian ... Himself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Mickey Faerch ... Greek-speaking Furie
Henry Jenkins Henry Jenkins ... Himself
William Linn William Linn ... Himself
Ben Mankiewicz ... Himself
Adam Egypt Mortimer Adam Egypt Mortimer ... Himself
Shannon Muchow ... Clytemnestra (voice)
Diane O'Bannon Diane O'Bannon ... Herself
Rhoda Pell ... Furies
Ivor Powell ... Himself
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The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious. Written by Production

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Before Alien, there was Starbeast. Before Starbeast, there was... Memory.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Memory: The Origins of Alien See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,704, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$31,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,272
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2.39:1
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Purchased by fan owned entertainment company, Legion M, at Sundance Film Festival in 2019. It's the first time a film has been chosen using the Legion M exclusive program, Film Scout. See more »

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References Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) See more »

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Pretentious muck
1 September 2019 | by stirtonproductionsSee all my reviews

Every Alien documentary you ever seen before, only now more pretentious with demented femanists making insane points about a film they don't understand. No, Ash isn't a misogynist, if Kane had been left in charge, Ash would have ignored his authority just as he did Ripley. Not because he hated women, sigh, but because he wanted the alien onboard. He'd have killed Parker as well given half the chance, not because he was racist, but because..? Anyone? That's right, he was protecting the alien! It said, crew expendable, his mission. Not crew expendable, especially the women. Great film, terrible documentary. The bits that actually deal with the film, you've seen before and the new stuff, you don't want to see.


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