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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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The greatest science fiction movie never made


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$36,018 (USA) (21 March 2014)

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$646,512 (USA) (25 July 2014)
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Hollywood studios would only let Alejandro Jodorowsky make the film provided that it would be 1h 50 mins long. Jodorowsky declined, stating that he wanted to make approximately a 15 hour long film. See more »

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Alejandro Jodorowsky: I wanted to make a film that would give the people who took LSD at the time the hallucinations that you get with that drug, but without hallucinating. I did not want LSD to be taken, I wanted to fabricate the drug's effects. This film was going to change the public's perceptions.
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Overexcited and generous to Jodorowsky's eccentricity, but it eventually justifies its point.
14 August 2014 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

In hindsight, it's surprising how small Alejandro Jodorowsky's filmography is. With only around half a dozen feature films to his name, most notably the astonishing The Holy Mountain and bizarre El Topo, he has quite a legacy for himself, but evidently not enough as he and director Frank Pavich are hungry for more credit. Granted, he does deserve it, but you can't help but feel that Pavich is being a bit too generous to Jodorowsky. He is certainly an eccentric character, one that's almost frustrating to listen for too long in English (not his native tongue). The documentary details the development of Jodorowsky's Dune, before David Lynch got his mitts on it, but it struggles to give a reason to care as deeply as Pavich does. These people are very passionate and worked very hard and that kind of creativity and ambition is admirable and infectious, but the documentary struggles to communicate why Dune is particularly important. It's like a constant buildup with little payoff, try as it might with crude animated portrayals of how a scene may have looked. However, that payoff does come for its last 10 minutes when it finally elaborates on the influence of Dune in cinematic history, though many of them may be reaching, but now I can't help looking. A lot less celebrity name drops would've made this a stronger documentary, but it's still fascinating to see the development of a piece of film history, something that's only justified near its end.

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