Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien


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As part of the 14th International Documentary Film Festival, Doc Edge in association with RNZ presents a series of documentary screenings at the Gallery.

Memory – Origins of Alien
USA | 2019 | 94mins | English | Dir. Alexandre Philippe

On the eve of Alien's 40th Anniversary, Memory (the title of the script's first draft) unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece: its roots 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.

From conception to craft, to execution on set, to a critical read of the finished product, the sequence symbolises director Ridley Scott's vision for Alien.


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