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The Frame – NPR


(Starts at 7:45)

“When the landmark sci-fi-horror-thriller, “Alien,” debuted in 1979, movie-goers were looking for cute, cuddly creatures from outer space. When the iconic Xenomorph appeared on screen, it struck a chord with audiences and sparked an ongoing franchise. Filmmaker Alexandre Philippe’s documentary, “Memory: The Origins of Alien,” dives deep into the making of the movie, and why the famous-chest bursting scene resonated so deeply with audiences.  John Horn spoke with Philippe when the film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. (The film is is in theaters on Oct. 4.)”


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