Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

“The Midwest may seem tranquil and civilized and so forth, but the fact is, you never know who’s next door. You never know who’s going to roll into town, you know, when the wheels are going to come off. It’s like we’re all, you know, one cough, one kiss, one scratch away from global disaster.” – Tim Boxell

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the origins in fables, myths and history that helped create the mythos of the original Aline movie.

My Take on it – Fascinating documentary that takes the viewer on a journey through time as they show so many intriguing connections between history, fables and legends and this sci-fi horror film.

I must admit, that when I came across this film, I thought it was meant to try and explain where the actual creatures supposedly came from in the series, yet was surprised to find out that it actually is all about the behind the scenes imagery.

This was quite interesting to watch because of the various combinations of seemingly contrasting elements that came together to create something so innovative and unique that it still is scary and surprising after more than 40 years.

The interviews with cast and crew of the film was great because it added even more insight into the behind the scenes usage of all of this information.

In addition, the behind the scenes photos and videos also add so much to the way that ne can look at the movie.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Purchased by fan owned entertainment company, Legion M, at Sundance Film Festival in 2019. It’s the first time a film has been chosen using the Legion M exclusive program, Film Scout. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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