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  • Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
  • Not Rated
    95 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
Not Rated
95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An in-depth voyage into the sci-fi film Alien with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time came to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.
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Oct 4, 2019 (United States)

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46 cast members
Name Known for
Clarke Wolfe
Self - Sending the Wolfe Podcast Self - Sending the Wolfe Podcast   See fewer
Nicholas Cull
Self - Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (as Nicholas J. Cull) Self - Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (as Nicholas J. Cull)   See fewer
William Linn
Self - Joseph Campbell Writers' Room @ Studio School Self - Joseph Campbell Writers' Room @ Studio School   See fewer
Dan O'Bannon
Self - Screenwriter, Alien (archive footage) Self - Screenwriter, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Diane O'Bannon
Self - Wife of Dan O'Bannon Self - Wife of Dan O'Bannon   See fewer
Ben Mankiewicz
Self - Host, Turner Classic Movies Self - Host, Turner Classic Movies   See fewer
Tim Boxell
Self - Curator, Defiled Self - Curator, Defiled   See fewer
H.P. Lovecraft
Self - Writer (archive footage) Self - Writer (archive footage)   See fewer
S.T. Joshi
Self - Literary Critic, H.P. Lovecraft Expert (voice) Self - Literary Critic, H.P. Lovecraft Expert (voice)   See fewer
Ian Nathan
Self - Author, Alien Vault Self - Author, Alien Vault   See fewer
John Carpenter
Self - Director, Dark Star (archive footage) Self - Director, Dark Star (archive footage)   See fewer
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Self - Director (archive footage) Self - Director (archive footage)   See fewer
Ronald Shusett
Self - Executive Producer & Writer, Alien Self - Executive Producer & Writer, Alien   See fewer
Gary Sherman
Self - Director, Death Line & Dead & Buried Self - Director, Death Line & Dead & Buried   See fewer
Carl Zimmer
Self - New York Times Columnist & Author, Parasite Rex (voice) Self - New York Times Columnist & Author, Parasite Rex (voice)   See fewer
Roger Christian
Self - Art Director, Alien Self - Art Director, Alien   See fewer
Henry Jenkins
Self - Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts & Education, USC Self - Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts & Education, USC   See fewer
Bijan Aalam
Self - H.R. Giger's Friend, Gallerist & Agent for France Self - H.R. Giger's Friend, Gallerist & Agent for France   See fewer
Carmen Maria Giger
Self - Wife of H.R. Giger (as Carmen Giger) Self - Wife of H.R. Giger (as Carmen Giger)   See fewer
Roger Corman
Self - 'The Pope of Pop Cinema' Self - 'The Pope of Pop Cinema'   See fewer
H.R. Giger
Self - Artist (archive footage) Self - Artist (archive footage)   See fewer
Tom Skerritt
Self - Captain Dallas, Alien Self - Captain Dallas, Alien   See fewer
Ivor Powell
Self - Associate Producer, Alien Self - Associate Producer, Alien   See fewer
Terry Rawlings
Self - Editor, Alien Self - Editor, Alien   See fewer
Ridley Scott
Self - Director, Alien (archive footage) Self - Director, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Axelle Carolyn
Self - Director, Tales of Halloween & Author, Horror Movies in the New Millennium Self - Director, Tales of Halloween & Author, Horror Movies in the New Millennium   See fewer
Veronica Cartwright
Self / Lambert Self / Lambert   See fewer
Francis Bacon
Self - Artist (archive footage) Self - Artist (archive footage)   See fewer
John Hurt
Self - Kane, Alien (archive footage) Self - Kane, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Denise Demetriou
Self - Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, University of California San Diego Self - Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, University of California San Diego   See fewer
Michael Peppiatt
Self - Author, Francis Bacon In Your Blood Self - Author, Francis Bacon In Your Blood   See fewer
Alan Jones
Self - Film Critic & Author, The Rough Guide to Horror Movies Self - Film Critic & Author, The Rough Guide to Horror Movies   See fewer
Ted Bundy
Self - Serial Killer (archive footage) Self - Serial Killer (archive footage)   See fewer
John Wayne Gacy
Self - Serial Killer (archive footage) Self - Serial Killer (archive footage)   See fewer
Drew Morton
Self - Associate Professor, Mass Communication, Texas A&M University - Texarkana (as Drew Morton Ph.D.) Self - Associate Professor, Mass Communication, Texas A&M University - Texarkana (as Drew Morton Ph.D.)   See fewer
Adam Egypt Mortimer
Self - Director, Holidays & Some Kind of Hate Self - Director, Holidays & Some Kind of Hate   See fewer
Harry Dean Stanton
Self - Brett, Alien (archive footage) Self - Brett, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Yaphet Kotto
Self - Parker, Alien (archive footage) Self - Parker, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Ian Holm
Self - Ash, Alien (archive footage) Self - Ash, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Helen Mirren
Self - Guest on Parkinson (archive footage) (as Dame Helen Mirren) Self - Guest on Parkinson (archive footage) (as Dame Helen Mirren)   See fewer
Michael Parkinson
Self - Journalist (archive footage) Self - Journalist (archive footage)   See fewer
Roger Dicken
Self - Special Effects, Alien (archive footage) Self - Special Effects, Alien (archive footage)   See fewer
Mickey Faerch
Greek-speaking Furie Greek-speaking Furie   See fewer
Shannon Muchow
Clytemnestra (voice) Clytemnestra (voice)   See fewer
Rhoda Pell
Furies Furies   See fewer
Linda Rich
Furies Furies   See fewer
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