Memory: The Origins of Alien

2019

Memory: The Origins of Alien

Critics Consensus

Memory - The Origins of Alien offers an entertaining inside look at the making of a classic -- and compellingly analyzes its creation in the context of its era.

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A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, Memory - The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O'Bannon and Giger archives -- including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan's original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory.

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Critic Reviews for Memory: The Origins of Alien

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

  • Memory is most valuable for its fresh recontextualization of Alien in the same feminist air space as Kramer vs. Kramer and Manhattan, films that vibrate with late-'70s family panic.

    Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It doesn't just remind you that Alien is a masterpiece but details how it got that way and why it continues to haunt us.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • With its passionate contributors and lofty ideas, "Memory: The Origins of Alien" demonstrates that, if nothing else, the study of a film can be as exciting as the film itself.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's big on facts, but light on feelings; it knows what "Alien" means, but has little to say about why people love it.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Philippe goes right to that place where the four-dimensional profundity of cinema touches the ardor of movie-buff obsession.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Buffs will be transported.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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