Monday, September 08, 2008

The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky

He's made only half a dozen films but like Stanley Kubrick, the body of work of his films cannot be denied.

They are cinematic experimental, avante garde and magical realism masterpieces.

You may not agree with that conclusion. But the scope of Jodorowsky work is summed up as surreally bizarre with a touch of insanity.

From a western with mythic overtones to serial killers finding religion, it's a world like no other.

If anything, millenials should Netflix the following films to understand why Jodorowsky is important.

El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Sante Sangre are truly works of cinematic astonishments that deserve more art house viewings instead of being relegated to midnight showings.

The clips and trailers below, I hope, can give you a taste of what is, and hopefully that will be enough for a full course meal.

1.) Fando Y Lis (1968)

2.) El Topo (1970)

3.) The Holy Mountain (1973)

4.) Santa Sangre (1989)

5.) The Rainbow Thief (1990)

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King Shot is supposedly Jodorowsky next film after 3 decades of film hibernation. Hopefully we will see more of the same.

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