H.R. Giger

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ is a fine mix of imagination, passion, and insanity

“I’ve seen Jodorowsky’s ‘Dune’,” director Nicholas Winding Refn announces early on in the new documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune”, “and it is awesome.” Of course, neither Refn nor anyone else has actually seen the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s famed science-fiction novel that Alejandro Jodorowsky planned to make, because funding fell apart and the film never got made.

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ is essential viewing for any true cinephile

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, Frank Herbert, Chris Foss, H.R. Giger, Moebius, Magma, Pink Floyd, Dan O’Bannon, David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Amanda Lear, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali. Yes, that’s quite an array of figures, isn’t it? Frank Pavich’s historically illuminating and expertly constructed documentary on one of the greatest films never made, Jodorowsky’s Dune, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival today.

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