Memory: The Origins of Alien

  • Film

Forty years after the release of Ridley Scott’s Alien, Memory explores the never-before-told origin of one of the most influential sci-fi films ever made. This documentary uncovers all the elements that influenced the making of the film from Egyptian and Greek mythology to underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft and Francis Bacon, as well as the vital contribution of screenwriter Dan O’Bannon and designer H.R. Giger.

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