is a movie starring
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, and H.R. Giger.
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins.
A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".
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 »
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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A most enjoyable documentary with no previous knowledge needed
Before watching Jodorowsky's Dune I have seen only 2 movies from the director however instead of a feeling of lack I appreciated the other movie footage and background on Jodorowsky's life and works. It isn't mostly what about but how Jodorowsky talks during the movie that shows the ways of how a great mind functions. The movie's settings remind of a play with minimalist theater as mostly characters are seen and heard speaking with no special effects or visuals but one can catch a glimpse of a circle of masters of several fields who need to come together for a masterpiece to be created. So much laughter and applause I have never heard during a documentary played in a cinema as this time. While the "Jodorowsky Marathon" was one of my first film festivals to visit in Budapest and was one of my first times in an art cinema, I plan to continue visiting such festivals and cinemas.
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