Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

If you’ve ever made a movie, ever wanted to make a movie, or even seen a movie, you’ve got to see this film.

Well, it’s a documentary about a film, “the greatest film never made.” Before David Lynch made Dune, Alejandro Jodorowsky almost did, and it would have been amazing.

At one point, he’d recruited Orson Welles, Salvador Dalí, Moebius, H.R. Giger, Chris Ross, and so many other talented people to make this film. If you don’t know who those people are, just look them up. Jodorowsky wanted to make a movie that would simulate having an acid trip (if you can’t tell by the picture).

What’s amazing is the man’s passion. You see him talk about movies, and you cannot help but want to make them too. He’s the type of man who could have changed the world if only filmmaking weren’t about money. You need it to make films, you need it to sell films, and you need to make a lot to make more films. I loathe that, but I understand.

My only problem with the documentary is that I wish it were longer. At 90 minutes, there was so much more they could have shown. Still, though, it’s 90 minutes about a movie that only one man ever saw, and that’s the best we may ever get.

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