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Frank Pavich, Jodorowsky’s Dune, 2013

Jodorowsky’s Dune

17 Oct 201522 Nov 2015

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s uncompleted adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel is one of the great what-ifs of cinema history. Jodorowsky immodestly described his ambitious work as “the most important picture in the history of humanity”.

The project began in 1975 with art direction by future Alien designer H. R. Giger. The film was set to include a Pink Floyd soundtrack and a galaxy of stars including Mick Jagger, Orson Welles and Salvador Dalí, but the producers pulled the plug as costs mounted. Frank Pavich’s multi award-winning documentary features animated sequences based on Jodorowsky’s original storyboards and interviews with those involved, including Giger, producer Michael Seydoux, actor Amanda Lear and of course the irrepressible director himself. It entertainingly reveals the forces that fuelled the Chilean auteur’s unfulfilled vision.

Contains moderate sex references and drug references.

Jodorowsky's Dune, dir. Frank Pavich, France/USA 2013, 90 mins.

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