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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Himself
Amanda Lear Amanda Lear ... Herself
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Himself
Chris Foss Chris Foss ... Himself
Christian Vander Christian Vander ... Himself
Devin Faraci ... Himself
Diane O'Bannon Diane O'Bannon ... Herself
Drew McWeeny ... Himself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself
H.R. Giger ... Himself
Jean-Paul Gibon Jean-Paul Gibon ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Vignau Jean-Pierre Vignau ... Himself
Michel Seydoux Michel Seydoux ... Himself
Nicolas Winding Refn ... Himself
Richard Stanley ... Himself
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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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Taglines:

The greatest science fiction movie never made

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Documentary

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Rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual images and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

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English | French | German | Spanish

Release Date:

16 March 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

'Дюн' на Ходоровски See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,018, 23 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$646,512, 25 July 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Alejandro Jodorowsky: I wanted a musical group for every planet. Pink Floyd. They will make the music for Leto. Pink Floyd have a record, Dark Side of the Moon. For me, that is the human being, like the moon. One side is brilliant, light. And the other side, who is black, the unconscious, what is mysterious, what is deep.
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Connections

Features 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Written by Roger Waters
Performed by Pink Floyd
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A most enjoyable documentary with no previous knowledge needed
3 January 2014 | by drazsika-716-814820See all my reviews

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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