Saturday, 16 August 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune

I haven't seen Dune, nor read the book, so I'm clearly the person who should be seeing Jodorowsky's Dune.

And we do see his movie. He tells his version of the story, and we get some scenes animated. We get the various people he worked with, such as Dan O'Bannon, Chris Foss and H R Giger, and name drop other big names he got on board, such as Salvador Dali and Orson Wells. As such, it’s not surprising they needed a lot of money. And it's a shame no American movie studio would back it. Still, we get to see the influence this has in other movies.

It doesn't matter that I don't know Dune, because we still get the grand vision of Jodorowsky, and it is grand indeed. You have to admire his passion, even as you realise he has the form of genius that can easily be mistaken as madness (or is that vice versa?). We also see the large book that contains all of his Dune as movie boards and images… I can see people wanting to get a hold of that!

So, yes, a good documentary to see, and a fun one.


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