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Anyone seen this or any of Alejandro Jodorowsky's other films.
Insane. But so so good.
I watched it at uni, but it's now on my rental list so I cam watch it again and show it to someone. I also want to watch it with the director's commentary. Apparently he goes into detail about a lot of the symbology, so I think that'd be really interesting..
have you seen the other ones theyre prettycool some of the times idk that even he has much of a reason for the stuff
Some of it seemed like it was just for shock value or randomness (God, I hate that word).
Quite a few people actually walked out. At the bit where the woman 'gives her clit to the mounatin' and starts rubbing herself a rock or something, three girls in front of me tutted and sighed and got up and left...
I'm unbelievably skint, I think it was an impulse buy. Oh well.
I hadn't heard of the director before today, but I've already added Fando & Lis and El Topo to my Lovefilm rental list (along with Holy Mountain to watch again).
it was... interesting.
Will somebody pay me to watch a film please?
but 12 people showed up so it was pretty easy work
Where do you work?
Did the Pixies take the phrase 'Against the Peruvian Monster' from this film or are they both referances to something else?
I imagine a few artists/musicians would be influenced by it, it was quite striking. And the whole thing seemed like a string of performance art pieces.
I still haven't seen it. I still haven't watched El Topo despite having the crappy bootleg dvd for ages. There's an actual dvd of it now, there wasn't at the time, honest. Also a pile of crap kung fu movies are ahead of it in the pecking order
I really enjoyed this film! I identified with it too because my chauffeur is just like the one in the film - a bad lover so unable to bring a giant robotic vagina to climax. What on earth.
it has less of the dated 70s imagery and mysticism, and its just as awesome to watch. its got less mental stuff like the guy taking out his eye or the frogs, but it's still pretty weird
and I didn't like it as much, but the colour and the sound was all weird. Should probably get the proper one. And they were totally toads.
anschul made a thread about the exact same film.
I think HM is a lot better than El Topo. Still a very good film, but HM is just completely wild.
As is El Topo, although not as much so. It was the inspiration for No More Heroes - fun fact.
and it is incredible
if anyone is interested! Excited to see it on a big screen.
event that happened in London last year- all sorts of crazy performers, shows, exhibitions. His son Brontis (the kid in El Topo) performed a one man adaptation of a Kafka piece.
I'll try and link it when he puts it up online. He interviewed Alejandro himself, which I'm really jealous of.
I'm just reading that the sequel to El Topo might be appearing soon?!
I really don't know about him releasing any more films, he strikes me as quite contented to his spiritual lecture thingies. It would be great to see Abel Cain. He is still APPARENTLY working on it but I dunno.
There's this doc about his failed Dune film: