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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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Frank Pavich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Self
Amanda Lear ... Self - Salvador Dali's Muse
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Self - Actor - Dune
Chris Foss ... Self - Artist - Dune
Christian Vander ... Self - Magma
Devin Faraci ... Self - Film Critic
Diane O'Bannon ... Self - Dan O'Bannon's Widow
Drew McWeeny ... Self - Film Critic
Gary Kurtz ... Self - Producer - Star Wars
H.R. Giger ... Self - Artist - Dune
Jean-Paul Gibon ... Self - Co-Producer - Dune
Jean-Pierre Vignau ... Self - Stunt Coordinator - Dune
Michel Seydoux ... Self - Producer - Dune
Nicolas Winding Refn ... Self - Director - Drive
Richard Stanley ... Self - Director - Hardware
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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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Rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual images and drug references | See all certifications »

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This unmade film would have marked the only on screen appearance of the character Lady Margot Fenring. Despite being a high ranking Bene Gesserit and part of their machinations in Herbert's novel, the character was entirely omitted from the David Lynch film. Her role in the story was taken by Princess Irulan in the SyFy Channel miniseries version. Margot's husband, Count Hasimir Fenring, also had a significant role in Jodorowsky's script, only to be omitted entirely from Lynch's film. Unlike his wife, he did appear in the SyFy miniseries, but in a substantially reduced role from his one in the book. See more »

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Alejandro Jodorowsky: Baron Harkonnen is a big, big monster who have anti-gravitational implants and he is in the air all the time because he is too, too heavy. Orson Welles. Orson Welles had a bad reputation because they said that he liked to drink and eat so much that he ate at the movies. He ate a lot, and then he did not finish the movies, he was moody. But I said, "No, Orson Welles is a genius, he is the one." And since he liked to eat they say he goes to the gastronomic restaurants in Paris. Therefore, I sent ...
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Features Fando and Lis (1968) See more »

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Written by Roger Waters
Performed by Pink Floyd
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The Dune We All Deserve
29 April 2014 | by tlupejkisSee all my reviews

And we never got it. Due to Hollywood being shortsighted. I appreciate the Dune movies we have, but I know they barely scrape the surface. The Jodorowsky treatment would turn the movie world upside down.

The storyboards themselves make Star Wars look like a movie about Leggos.

I am sad that so many SciFi movies blatantly stole from it yet I am happy that portions live on in film.

It is a horrendous crime, though, that this completely planned movie was torn in pieces to make money for many, while leaving this masterpiece raped and torn and left bloody after the studios cannibalized it.

I can only hope, that, within my lifetime, I can see better Dune movies that encompass all the books. I am a Trekkie, but I know the Dune world is more vast and beats both Star Trek and Star Wars hands down.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$36,018, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$647,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$647,280
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