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Alien at 40: The true story behind the film's iconic chestburster scene

To mark Alien's 40th anniversary this year, filmmaker Alexandre Philippe has made a documentary called Memory: The Origins of Alien. He joined us for a deep dive into one of the most terrifying movie deaths in history.
Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror film Alien turns 40 this year. (20th Century Fox)
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Forty years ago, a sci-fi horror film came along that set a new bar for the genre — Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien.

To mark the film's anniversary this year, filmmaker Alexandre Philippe has made a documentary called Memory: The Origins of Alien. He joined us for a deep dive into one of the most terrifying movie deaths in history, which has become a hallmark of the Alien franchise.

Memory: The Origins of Alien is screening now at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.

Produced by ​Vanessa Nigro

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