Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Memory: The Origins of Alien
  • Voted: 1550

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.

  • poor documentary by 1

    I have seen lots of documentaries but this one seems a very poor documentary

  • What a missed Opportunity by 2

    Well, the only GOOD news is, hopefully one day someone will take the helm and do a truly comprehensive documentary about "Alien". This is NOT it. "Alien" certainly deserves it. While this documentary may include some existential and interesting contributions not before stated it certainly lacks in giving credit where credit is due. Alien is an artistic endeavor and unfortunately leaves out a whole lot of artists involved. Where was Ron Cobb (set design) and Mobius (costume, and ship design). Oh, no. Those were all RIDLEY's ideas (according to the documentary). And what about POST PRODUCTION? Ben Burtt is mentioned ONCE and NO mention at all about music and this is what really amazed me, NO MENTION about editorial. If you are a true "Alien" fan then you will have heard MOST of what is in this already. Give it a pass and hope for somebody later to pick up and carry the torch.

  • First have decent, Second nonsense by 7

    The first half of the documentary reveals some of the inspirations for Alien and interesting facts about how the team came together to create this classic.

    However, the scripts spirals in the second half, giving too much room to people who were never involved with the production to interpret the meaning of every element based on wild speculations.

    It feels out of place, unauthentic and misguided. Worse yet, most of it comes through the lens of social justice warrior mentality and the myths of patriarchy, female oppression and such nonsense.

    You came in to learn more about the Alien universe, you come with a perverted reprimand on how men should behave in society.

  • Groan. by 2

    Avoid at all costs.Unfortunately this documentary devolves into trash. I would say more, but if I do, this review will vanish into the ether.I watched about 3/5 before I had to switch it off, so I guess that's a plus.I am a massive fan of the Alien movie, very disappointing.

  • Awful from the very beginning... by 1

    Big fan of the first two Alien films, but wow, was this a disappointment. The start of this looks like a separate film, and I had to double-check to make sure I was watching the right thing (thank science I got this for free). After a couple minutes of cheesy sci-fi Alien rip-off nonsense it cuts to the actual documentary. Then one of the idiot commentators (who is an absolute nobody) says that audiences wanted their aliens to be cute and cuddly, (and actually pretends she's cradling an invisible baby) like ET and not like The Thing. Sorry to break it to stupid ''movie-review-chick'', but ET was a lame children's movie and The Thing (1982) was a horror film (and was awesome and is now a cult classic). So comparing these two is just idiotic... And honestly it just gets worse form there.

    Feel like wasting two hours of your life???... then watch this crap.

1Robert Muratorecinematographer
2Jon Hegelcomposer
3Alexandre O. Philippedirector
4Chad Herschbergereditor
5Kerry Deignan Royproducer