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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Alexandre O. Phillippe

  • Run Time

    95 mins

  • Release Year

    2019

  • Country of Origin

    USA

  • Language

    English

  • Director of Photography: Robert Muratore

  • Editor: Chad Herschberger

  • Produced by: Kerry Deignan Roy

  • Music: Jon Hegel

  • Screenplay by: Alexandre O. Philippe

  • Sound Production: Phillip Lloyd Hegel

UK PREMIERE

Memory: The Origins of Alien

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Alexandre O. Philippe’s (The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus EIFF 2012; Doc of the Dead EIFF 2014) fascinating documentary explores the origins of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror film and how it was shaped by the singular and collective vision of all involved, featuring a treasure trove of insights, reflections and trivia. From writer Dan O’Bannon’s original script Star Beast, to H. R. Giger’s startling designs, the influences of Egyptian and Greek mythology, Francis Bacon, Hieronymus Bosch and Joseph Conrad, and its subtle themes of imperialism, terrorism and political corruption, this is a riveting insight into the very art of moviemaking. [15]

Memory: The Origins of Alien is nominated for the 2019 EIFF Audience Award.



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