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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

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France, United States | 2013 | Frank Pavich


Chilean-French auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky looks back at a movie of his that was never made—a grand, multi-million-dollar film version of Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi novel Dune. Conceived in the early 1970s, Jodo’s grand project was to have been the follow-up to his cult hits El Topo and The Holy Mountain. With art direction by H.R. Giger, special effects by Dan O'Bannon, music by Pink Floyd, and a cast consisting of Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, and David Carradine, Dune was going to be a movie to remember. But it lacked sufficient financing. This documentary unearths and animates some of the hundreds of drawings and sketches from the project that still survive, and they give a sense of what might have been. Equally animated is the ebullient, then 85-year-old Jodorowsky, who walks us through his visionary almost-masterpiece that influenced Star Wars, Alien, and other subsequent sci-fi classics—even without being made! DCP. 90 min.

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DUNE (1984)

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