A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the ... See full summary »
Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and ... See full summary »
Very aware of being part of an important project, the modern artist H.R.Giger made a short film out of his work on the settings and the costumes of Ridley's Scott's classic. As a result, he gives us an essential document focusing on the artistic aspect of movie-making. We are so much used to the standard "making of" concept focused on the director and the actors that we get kind of unsettled by this unusual angle.
So much the better, however! We got a bit tired of those conventional featurettes full of expected self-indulging interviews of stars and movie makers. It's kind of refreshing just to watch the artist working. His own comments just guide us with no pretentious attitude whatsoever. He never tries to "sell" his product either and takes time to explain every details of the process.
Great fun! Very instructive!
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