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UNITED STATES | 95 minutes | 2019

Documentarist Alexandre O. Philippe goes back to the very roots of a film that marked the imagination of an entire generation: Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979). Having minutely analyzed George Lucas (The People VS George Lucas), the history of the zombie flick (Doc of the Dead) and most recently, Hitchcock’s infamous shower scene (78/52), the Swiss filmmaker indulges in his obsession with film production backstories by taking on a sci-fi classic. Made up of interviews and scene dissections — including of the film’s most iconic moment — it’s a documentary to warm the heart of any cinephile.

Sundance Film Festival


Fantastic Fest


Friday October 11, 2019

Program #40
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Alexandre O. Philippe

No biography

2017 78/52
2014 Doc of the Dead
2012 The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus
2011 The Right to Breathe
2010 The People vs. George Lucas
2009 Inside
2008 The Spot
2006 Left
2004 Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water
2003 Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Alexandre O. Philippe
  • Producer Kerry Deignan Roy
  • Cast Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn

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