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Memory: The Origins of Alien

Muenzinger Auditorium

Memory: The Origins of Alien

Preceded by The Phantom 52, written and directed by Geoff Marslett, with the participation of Tom Skerritt. Loneliness: a trucker who calls out on his CB radio waiting for a reply that never comes. A ghost that haunts the deserted highways. A whale that sings at a frequency no other whale can even hear.

With Memory Cinematographer Robert Muratore in person

Memory was a script that Dan O’Bannon started in 1971, abruptly hitting a wall at page 29. But after the idea gestated for several years, it ultimately took the form of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece Alien.

Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentaries—most recently 78/52, about Hitchcock’s Psycho shower scene—have interrogated cinema’s cultural ripples. If MEMORY—The Origins of Alien were only a comprehensive account of Alien’s origins—ancient myths, comic books, H.P. Lovecraft, sci-fi movies, and parasitic wasps—it would still be fascinating. But how did Alien lodge itself so indelibly into our cultural imagination? Philippe’s real interest lies in the deep resonance of myths and our collective unconscious. The strange symbiotic collaboration between Alien creators O’Bannon, Scott, and H.R. Giger suggests a greater synchronicity across history, art, and storytelling, a synchronicity that gives us the Furies, creatures of Renaissance painting, and even chest-bursting aliens.

Propelled by a pure joy of cinema (and sociology), the film is strewn with unearthed archival material, designs, and story notes. It’s safe to say you’ll never think of Alien the same way again.

Memory: The Origins of Alien

Fri October 11, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

USA, 2019, in English, Color, 95 min, 2.39:1

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe, Writer: Alexandre O. Philippe, Cast: Ronald Shusett, Roger Christian, Ivor Powell, Terry Rawlings, Tom Skerritt

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