JODOROWSKY: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

FRANK PAVICH

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Frank Pavich’s fascinating and entertaining documentary serves as a fine introduction to Jodorowsky’s methods and interests, and recounts the tale of one of sci-fi cinema’s great what-ifs. Following the success of his first three features, Jodorowsky was set to adapt and direct Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 novel Dune (subsequently filmed by David Lynch in 1984, with a new version from Denis Villeneuve coming later this year). To this end, he assembled a remarkable team to realise his vision, including Pink Floyd, H.R. Giger, Salvador Dalí, and Orson Welles. When a substantial part of the budget was spent in the pre-production process, resulting in a script for a 14-hour film and legendarily detailed storyboards and concept art, the project sadly began to fall apart.

Screening as part of the Alejandro Jodorowsky retrospective, February 5th to 23rd 2020. 

90 mins, France-USA, 2013, Digital

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