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Jodorowsky's Dune - Giger the Set Designer, Salvador Dali the Emperor, Orson Wells and Mick Jagger

Posted on the 14 February 2014 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN

Jodorowsky's Dune - Giger the set designer, Salvador Dali the Emperor, Orson Wells and Mick Jagger

moloko vellocet, sir or madam?

  Remembering that Frank Herbert's original novel DUNE was about the oil industry, Alejandro Jodorowsky wanted to make a film adaptation that would 'give one LSD hallucinations without taking LSD'. "I want to change the young minds of all the world." he said. Indeed, LSD-induced MK Ultra for the masses...
This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his art-house freak-outs EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, Alejandro Jodorowsky secured the rights to Frank Herbert's Dune - and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game-changer, a sci-fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen. [source JODOROWSKY'S DUNE]

Hmm, sounds like 9/11 beat him to the Global MK Ultra moment -- yeah I wouldn't let it lie.

PS: you'd have thought that SonyPicturesClassics would have at least entered something in their About slot for this Making Of That Never Was documentary, due in June 2014.

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