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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 16 March 2016 (France)
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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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Chris Foss, Artist - DUNE: In an ideal world he wouldn't have needed a script. You could have set Alejandro down and he would have talked the story, you know. He would have said the words.
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Jodorowskys creative world
16 July 2014 | by (glasgow) – See all my reviews

Watched that Dune documentary with Alejandro Jodorowsky what a creative man. I really like his motto if you fail its not important try anyway you need to try. Sadly he should have tamed his ego because that became the issue in the end having no compromise, no grey areas just black or white. He loved his concept but he was over passionate and everyday his mind was open. The director of this film achieved the purpose. To engage the audience fully in Jodorowskys world and leaving them with their own debate regarding Jodorowskys proposal for Dune

It attracted my interest even though Jodorowsky was like a wild horse of creativity, ideas let loose and quite rightly so he was against the system but overlooking he was in the system as a film-maker forgetting this and in the end it cost him his opportunities to have his film. That book of great work alongside the incredible talent from all who had supported him that too was his failing he was so involved in his own creation and ideas he forgot to find the importance too in the people and the methods and evaluations of all the others should be inclusive too for things to work in the end. Ultimately he himself was unable to compromise and had to see in the end it failed him. He never got his film although elements from the concept book eventually got made into a comic book

The Hollywood magnate stole his ideas if only he could have calmed his ego He could have compromised and took on board others point of view. What a film that would have been even though it is on the dark side of science fiction. I'm glad he got the documentary made as this led to his reunion with his old friend and he helped influence others most of all. More importantly for him, he got all that creativity out his head as one mans dream needs to be out there physically.

A genius before his time much to be learned from his actions tame the ego but do something anyway life is full of good things you just need to try to focus your energy rationally in areas where you can make things happen

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