Directors Even More Directors Series - Volume Eight - Alejandro Jodorowsky

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  1. SteveGon

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    I can't stop!

    Master of the hallucinatory epic...


    The Rainbow Thief (1990)
    Santa sangre (1989)
    Tusk (1980)
    The Holy Mountain (1973)
    ... aka Montaña sagrada, La (Mexico)
    ... aka The Sacred Mountain (reissue title)
    Topo, El (1970)
    ... aka The Gopher
    ... aka The Mole
    Fando y Lis (1967) (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
    ... aka Fando and Lis (USA)
    ... aka Fando and Lis: Tar Babies
    Têtes interverties, Les (1957)
    ... aka The Severed Head
    ... aka The Severed Heads (International: English title)



    Rank 'em, rate 'em, or just say you've never heard of him.

    Jodorowsky seems to have a couple of projects in the pipeline; hope they come to fruition.
     
  2. SteveGon

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    The Rainbow Thief (1990)
    Santa sangre (1989)
    Tusk (1980)
    The Holy Mountain (1973)
    ... aka Montaña sagrada, La (Mexico)
    ... aka The Sacred Mountain (reissue title)
    Topo, El (1970)
    ... aka The Gopher
    ... aka The Mole

    Fando y Lis (1967) (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
    ... aka Fando and Lis (USA)
    ... aka Fando and Lis: Tar Babies*
    Têtes interverties, Les (1957)
    ... aka The Severed Head
    ... aka The Severed Heads (International: English title)


    Bolded films I've seen.

    * Keep meaning to pick this one up.


    Santa Sangre [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Holy Mountain [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    El Topo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (need to rewatch it)
     
  3. Bill McA

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    The Rainbow Thief (1990)
    Santa Sangre (1989) (Own the DVD)
    The Severed Head (1957)


    Seen 4
    Own 4
     
  4. george kaplan

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    The name rings a faint bell, but certainly never seen any of his films.
     
  5. SteveGon

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    I don't think they'd be your cup o' tea, George. [​IMG]
     
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    1. Sante Sangre - A-

    2. El Topo - B

    3. The Holy Mountain - B-
    4. Fando y Lis - F (sort of like watching a visual rendition of Cartman's take on the Aristocrats joke)

    Own: 0


    No, Jodorowsky would definitely be the Anti-George.
     
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    Started out on the journey of Santa Sangre last year, but, regretfully, there was no LSD in the house.

    I'll try it again.
     
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    Bummer!! [​IMG]

    You need to talk to this a-hole "friend" of yours and demand that he send you 12 of the very best, most rare, most bizarre, most esoteric DVDs from his collection, completely free and with no strings attached!

    PRONTO!!
     
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    ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY (1929 - )

    The Rainbow Thief (1990)
    Santa sangre (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tusk (1980)
    The Holy Mountain (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Topo, El (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fando and Lis (1967)
    The Severed Heads (1957)
     
  10. Mario Gauci

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    In order of merit:


    1.El Topo (1971) ***
    2.Santa Sangre (1989) **1/2
    3.The Holy Mountain (1973) **
    4.Fando & Lis (1967) **


    While I find amusing ingredients in every one of his films, I'm not a fan of Jodorowsky's work because I tend to find his brand of surrealism (as well as that of Fernando Arrabal and Juan Lopez Moctezuma, all of whom had collaborated together in the "Panic Theater" movement) heavy-going and, frankly, emetic[​IMG].
     
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    Santa sangre (1989) - 8/10
    The Holy Mountain (1973) - 7/10
    Topo, El (1970) - 8/10
    Fando y Lis (1967) (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) - 3/10
    Têtes interverties, Les (1957) - 7/10
     
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    added Têtes interverties, Les (1957) - 7/10 (a.k.a. La Cravate)

    I'm really going to try to keep an open mind about watching Fando y Lis again. And I suspect that I'll like Holy Mountain (which I already had mixed feelings about) a lot more in its proper presentation and not a godawful bootleg.
     
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    changed my rating of El Topo from 7 to 8.
     
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    changed my rating for Holy Mountain from 4 to 7
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Updated: El Topo - B The Holy Mountain - B-
     

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