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Old 05-15-2014   #1
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Alejandro Jodorowsky

Trailer for new Jodorowsky film here:
Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality set for U.S. premiere | News | Film @ The Digital Fix
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Re: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Just thought I'd bump this and quote the spiritual horror thread.

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I watched the Surrealist classic El Topo recently. It's not horror, per se, but it is horrific. Destroying yourself and everything around you to just to reach transcendence which means nothing in the end.

One of the essentials. Watch it!
I wasn't a fan but I adored Santa Sangre and Dance Of Reality (and eagerly awaiting Endless Poetry). I don't love Holy Mountain but I have to admire the stream of invention and craziness.
I feel Santa Sangre and Dance Of Reality are better for the more emotional, personal touch. They are beautiful films in a way the earlier ones can't touch, in my view.

Like in Dance Of Reality, the father elated while looking after the horse was really moving for me, although it could seem a simple scene.

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Re: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Some of his comics are also awesome, like The Incal, The Metabarons and The White Lama, among others. And Jodorowsky's Dune is a kickass documentary.

Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.
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Re: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Son of the Gun and Bouncer were stellar.
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Re: Alejandro Jodorowsky

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. . . And Jodorowsky's Dune is a kickass documentary.
I reviewed this a couple years ago.
May be of interest.

Jodorowsky’s Dune - 2013 - 6/10



Documentary about the failed attempt to film Herbert;’s “Dune” by outsider filmmaker, Alejandro Jodorowsky, in 1975 - years before the 1984 Lynch version.
The pitch, which was a telephone sized book, was fully story-boarded by French artist Mœbius.
Other members of the creative team included the little known Giger, Chris Foss and Dan O’Bannon.
The tentative cast included David Carradine, Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, Gloria Swanson.
Missing anyone? Oh yeah, music by Magma and Pink Floyd.
Numerous interviewees discuss conception, building the foundation, then the collapse of the project.
Jodorowsky, while not bitter, does blame corporate Hollywood and lack of artistic vision.
Problem is, the 70s was one of the most experimental and free-wheeling decades in film.
What they balked at was a 15 hour film by an unknown director whose three films were well beyond the outer fringe of the arthouse sphere.
Arguments about how great Jodorowsky’s Dune would have been fail to fully factor the director’s past track record.
Simply put, this would not have been Star Wars.
The creative team went on to acclaim with Alien and beyond.
One might assume I did not like this.
No. This is constantly interesting.
I simply found too many of the presumptions flawed.
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