Jodorowsky's Dune Reviews
While he is incredibly charismatic and someone who you can tell lives and breathes his craft, he also is someone who isn't going to play by anyone's rules but his own to his own detriment. Had the film somehow was made, it might have been a cornerstone piece, but my guess is it would have been something that only film nerds 20 years later would even know about with how esoteric he was going to make it. Not to mention how much he blatantly says he wanted to change the story of Dune to his own liking.
I would have loved to see that movie if for only the curiosity of it. I feel like the film succeeded in shaping film as we know it as people who worked on this went on to bigger things like Alien and other classics.
This doc was great.
I must admit that I have not, and am unwilling to see any of his actual films. The little bits shown here and the descriptions of events he has filmed are truly disturbing - violent, sexual, brutal and suggestive of terrible, immoral, reprehensible things.
The great thing here is that it is all suggested and not visually force-fed to you - glimpsed without being tortured by the process of creating fecal matter, etc.
Of course if you have the death-wish-need to see said films, I can only warn you here. This is still a free country, in case you must visit the darkest of presumed 'dark sides'.
Have at it, I guess.
So without the clutter of all his experimentations, you get to see his concepts, his spirituality, his brilliance of being creatively unfettered, and undeterred, THIS is what attracted my interest and attention.
Greater than the expressions of his work hinted at here is the encouragement given by Jodorowsky to take his hard-fought work, internalize it, and go create the things in your own mind and heart and will - make it happen.
A brilliant template for developing a life worth living.
I have a few ideas written down, and I need to go find a way to express them.
I'll be in the basement if anyone needs me..
5 cosmic winks out of 5