MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN
2014 Doc of the Dead
2012 The Life and
Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus
Having lifted the veil on one of crime cinema’s groundbreaking scenes in 78/52, Alexandre Philippe turns his attention to the chest-busting sequence in Ridley Scott’s Alien, showing the eponymous creature’s initial gory emergence. Employing the same principle of throwing the spotlight on a specific sequence, this documentary filmmaker plunges his audience deep into the mysteries of a monumental saga and the functioning of an entire genre.
By questioning the people involved in the construction of this modern myth, Philippe involves his audience in a thought- provoking analysis of the genesis and development of Alien.
Version: in English subtitled in French
Cast & Credits
Director: Alexandre O . Philippe
Producer: Kerry Deignan Roy
Scenario: Alexandre O . Philippe
With: Carmen Giger, Veronica Cartwright, Diane O’Bannon