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Date TimeAugust 30, 2019
VoiceFrancis Bacon, Greek myth and unsung script hero Dan O’Bannon are given their due in this richly obsessive film about the making of a sci-fi classic
Memory: The Origins of Alien review – inside the secret psyche of a monster
What this solemn and enlivening documentary plunge into the history of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic reiterates is the idea of film as a collective art form – not just the wider circle of writers, performers and technicians beyond the director, but in the case of the truly great films, serendipitous access to a deeper collective unconscious to which we all have the keys – even if few know how to use them.

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