Memory: The Origins of Alien
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Section: After Dark
Country: USA | Year: 2019
Language(s): English | Time: 93 mins
A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of moviemaking, the power of myth and the collective unconscious, this is the untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.
Alexandre O. Philippe is creative director at Exhibit A Pictures. His films unpack the most influential works of master filmmakers and dissect seminal screen moments. He is currently working on a film about The Exorcist (1973) with William Friedkin.