I encourage anyone who has a passion for art, film, madness and Dune to see the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. It is the closest one will get to seeing his version of the novel until a brave filmmaker decides to animate it based on the artwork created.
It’s a great sadness we’ve lost so many tied to this film: Dan O’Bannon, Moebius, and now H.R. Giger. Hopefully this will also bring more of Chris Foss‘ work to light. The animated renderings of his ships are stunning.
As I watched this film with my very patient and loving partner in crime, at the end I said to her, “This is what I want to write. The feeling you get when you see these images – I want to write books which capture it.”
I just wish I had Jodorowsky’s uninhibited enthusiasm and drive. Watching him on film made me wish he was my crazy uncle, pulling me into his home filled with art and strangeness and telling me, “You are a warrior! A spiritual warrior! Fight and make your dreams reality!”
We need more Jodorowsky’s in the world. We need to all be Jodorowsky on some level.
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