Alexandre O. Philippe (“78/52,” “The People vs. George Lucas,” “Doc of the Dead”) takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of ALIEN, supported by exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, unearthing the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of ALIEN creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, and O’Bannon’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled “Memory.” The documentary dedicates focus on the film’s iconic “Chestburster” scene.
MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN celebrates Legion M’s significant industry milestone: they are the first entertainment company solely owned by fans to purchase a film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Fans, and not corporate America or big box studios, bought one of the most sought-after and highly anticipated documentaries of the year.
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