Ridley Scott's 'Alien' Subject of New Documentary

Ridley Scott's 'Alien' Subject of New Documentary

by Jessica Gomez on November 13th, 2019 | Horror News |

Documentarian Alexandre O. Philippe , known for his work taking a closer look at classic horror films in docs such as 78/52: Hitchcocks Shower Scene, debuted a new film at Sundance last month. Memory: The Origins of Alien looks at the roots of Ridley Scotts Alien , including its ties to mythology, underground comics, art, and even dark visions experienced by filmmaker Dan OBannon and artist H.R. Giger.

Philippe remarked that he is not interested in making behind the scenes documentaries, and he is more interested in dissecting the origins of scenes within films. He wanted to know why certain scenes stay with us throughout our lives, and how those scenes came to fruition through an amalgam of stories throughout history.

Interviews with Alien cast include Veronica Cartwright and Tom Skerritt . The film begins with a shot by shot look at the iconic alien bursting from the chest scene. (According to an interview with SlashFilm, the doc was originally titled Chestburster .)

Philipes next documentary venture explores The Exorcist in depth. Cant wait.

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