Memory: The Origins of Alien
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
Take an in depth voyage into the sci-fi masterpiece ALIEN with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time burst to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.
Take an in depth voyage into the sci-fi masterpiece ALIEN with the visionary filmmakers who created it.
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright
Beautifully crafted. If you are any level of fan to the Alien movies I would highly recommend watching this. Absolutely fascinating to see and hear the creation of this incredible movie.
Amazing movie, especially when they get to explaining just how much of an impact Ripley had and how much it influenced her.
Gets a bit too preachy about patriarchy and misogyny at the end. Yes, this is a great film portraying women with agency, smarts, and uniqueness. But,the screenwriters already say that the characters are written to be unisex, so the feminist lady at the end saying Ash is misogynistic towards Ripley is predominantly unreliable. Furthermore, her argument that Ash's choice to override Ripley's order to keep Kane is him being programmed to reflect patriarchal tendencies that ignore women also makes no sense. If the same situation occurred and Ripley were a man, then (according to her logic) Ash would not have overridden the order to isolate Kane outside, which we know he would never have done since he was programmed to get the alien onboard. Can't have it both ways.
love the movies. Really neat to see the brains behind it all.
Doesn't exactly break new ground but doesn't really need to; Alien's place in cinema and academia is well-established. But this documentary presents what most of us know and love about Alien's mythology with an appropriate amount of atmosphere and even reverence. Definitely recommend.