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Reviews: Jodorowky’s Dune (2014)

jodorowskys_duneReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: I nomi coinvolti, l’entusiasmo e la passione del regista e dei suoi collaboratori sono commoventi e perpetuano l’ideale romantico dell’artista incapace di compromessi. Ma le riflessioni finali sono assai più interessanti. Anche se quel film impossibile non si è mai concretizzato, ha lasciato radici solidissime per molti altri progetti futuri ed il lavoro fatto non è andato perduto.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Frank Pavich’s documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune, early on gives some background on the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky before moving on to a film that the man did not make. Perhaps this film is as much a passion project as its subject but it ultimately amounts almost to nothing more than a piece of fluffy fandom.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: The story behind “Jodorowsky’s Dune” is something that could only happen in the 1970s. This was a time where Hollywood – and the world at large – were taking some significant risks.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: like the ne plus ultra of blu-ray extras for a film that was never made.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: It’s in discussing the tremendous impact that Dune had that Jodorowsky’s Dune reveals itself to be a celebration of that failure, rather than a bitter mourning. It’s a story of a vision so grand, of a period of creativity so furious and expansive, that it could not be contained in a single film, and instead had to be filtered through dozens of films over multiple generations.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: The most mesmerizing interviewee is Jodo himself who, in his mid-80s, is still a potent force of nature whose mad, animated ravings are infectious and run the gamut from thunderous indignation to wailing lamentation.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The film is a wealth of anecdotes … told by people who are still enthusiastic about the project and still in disbelief that it failed to come to fruition.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Jodorowsky’s Dune is a engrossing document because it provides the history behind a bizarre movie that never came to fruition. In his fertile and uninhibited imagination, the production becomes sort of a no-holds-barred, anything is possible fantasy with limitless possibilities.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: When it comes down to it, what Pavich has teased out of the old rascal is not just the story of an insane moviemaking vision, but really, a treatise on what it means to create and the powerful aphrodisiac that is the unbridled artistic impulse.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Alejandro Jodorowsky is much more than a mad genius of cinema. The Chilean-born artist/filmmaker who created “El Topo,” the experimental surrealist film that started the Midnight Movie craze in 1970, has lived a life full of such enthusiastic artistic creation that his very existence defies all expectation.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A tantalizing taste…of what might have been…even if you doubt that the completed film would have been as remarkable as Jodorowsky and his admirers are inclined to claim.
  • Jean-François Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]
  • [New – 2/19/15] | Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:14 am

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