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    Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Reveals How His 'Dune' Inspired 'Alien' & Challenges With Getting Script Published

    Frank Pavich's "Jodorowsky's Dune," opening this week in limited release, is a documentary that, for film freaks at least, is something close to miraculous (read our review). It's a detailed, first-hand account of Chilean-French filmmaker Alejando Jodorowsky's failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert's...

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    Review: Sci-fi And Creative Passion Celebrated In 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    "How the hell did this not happen?" is the question that trembled in our brain after we watched Frank Pavich's riotous yet loving and meticulous documentary about one of cinema's greatest what-if stories: the white whale that is Alejandro Jodorowsky's version of Frank Herbert's sine qua non sci-fi c...

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    Watch: Trailer for 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Gives a Peek of One of the Craziest Movies Ever Proposed

    There are plenty of unrealized films that cinephiles would love to have seen made, but few more bizarre or more fascinating than Jodorowsky's version of Frank Herbert's masterpiece "Dune."

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    Göteborg Review: Alejandro Jodorowsky 'The Dance Of Reality' Is An Inventive, Surreal Meta-Memoir

    We’ll confess to just the tiniest amount of trepidation as we hovered on the threshold of the theater screening Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Dance of Reality” at the Göteborg International Film Festival. It had been 23 years since Jodorowsky last released a film, the compromised, and subsequently dis...

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    Fantasia Film Festival Reviews: 'Sweetwater,' 'The Battery' & 'Ritual: A Psychomagic Story'

    Logan Miller’s “Sweetwater” (titled “Sweet Vengeance” in the credits, though it carries the first title at Fantasia) is an idiosyncratic western with a decidedly contemporary sensibility, merging a stoic approach to violence with an off-kilter, nearly Monty Python sensibility. It’s an unusual fit, b...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Talks Fetishism, Jodorowksy and his Upcoming 'Barbarella' TV Series at Brooklyn Event

    As part of the publicity tour to promote his newest film "Only God Forgives" receiving a domestic release on Friday, Nicolas Winding Refn partook in an intimate event at Videology, Williamsburg's nifty bar/screening room. Guests met at the establishment at 1pm on Sunday afternoon for a screening of ...

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    Sony Classics Bringing Cannes Doc About Alejandro Jodorowsky's Failed 'Dune' Film Adaptation to North America

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Frank Pavich's documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune," which played in the Director's Fortnight section at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film profiles cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky and his ambitious yet doomed mid-70s film a...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Talks 'Barbarella' & Reveals How Alejandro Jodorowsky Convinced Him To Leave 'Logan's Run'

    Few filmmakers have quite the crowded dance card that Nicolas Winding Refn boasts. Speaking to The Playlist on the eve of the North American premiere for “Only God Forgives,” Refn seems deeply pleased by having attached himself to so many projects, each one sounding more exciting than the last (part...

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    Watch: Trailer For Alejandro Jodorowsky's First Film In 23 Years, 'The Dance Of Reality'

    For all the Goslings and Grays and Gatsbys on the Croisette, for some, the biggest news at Cannes this year is the return of Alejandro Jodorowsky. The French/Chilean filmmaker, the man behind cult hits "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain," hasn't made a film for 23 years, since 1990's "The Rainbow Thie...

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    Cannes Review: 'The Dance of Reality,' Alejandro Jodoroworsky's First Film in 23 Years, Is a Return to Form

    In the opening minutes of "The Dance of Reality," zany cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's first movie in 23 years, the director appears onscreen reciting a poem that compares money to blood, Christ and Buddha, then equates death to consciousness and wealth. It's that wacky combination of evocative...

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