Jodorowsky's Dune
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Synopsis: In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever. (c) Sony Classics

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This documentary version of Jodorowsky's "Dune" is probably more entertaining than what Hollywood would have done to it, with a clearer message: Our lives are like sands though an hourglass, so dream the impossible dream."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Jodorowsky's Dune gives you a good sense of what might have been, and judging by what we see, the picture might have accomplished what the director ultimately intended: "To mutate young minds.""
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"It's a fascinating glimpse into the creative process, told from the points of view of the people who worked so hard on the project 40 years ago."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"This is the ultimate cinephile 'what if' story..."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"Why did it leave me so oddly happy, this story of a beautiful dream that never came true? Perhaps because there's beauty in the dreaming itself."
‑ Rob Thomas, Madison Movie
"A deeply moving testament to single-minded, indefatigable commitment of creative vision and to an almost spiritual ability to let that vision go, thereby allowing it to exist in the world in an entirely unexpected form."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"What an extraordinary dream it could have been."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"a true triumph"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"No one knows exactly what kind of film Jodorowsky's version of Dune would have been like. But what's for certain is that Jodorowsky's Dune is in itself an entertaining, fascinating portrait into what could have been."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Aside from Jodorowsky's Dune being spectacularly entertaining and intriguing, as well as flat-out surprising, it also contains wonderful themes, worth carrying into any aspect of life."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Jodorowsky is a mesmerizing presence in director Frank Pavich's engrossing picture. He was 84 when much of it was shot."
‑ Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
"It leaves you wondering about how many artists are working on such wild dreams these days, and hoping it's more than you think."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Will make you wish Hollywood would have given Jodorowsky everything he needed (or that we could at least Kickstart the difference)."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"This film lives and breathes on the enthusiasm of its main character. Jodorowsky's passion for his craft is infectious and inspiring. Otherwise, it's a strictly routine affair."
‑ Dan Schindel, Nonfics
"Coulda been a contender: the Dune that never was"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
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