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JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

by Frank Pavich

synopsis

Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his “warriors” as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.

international title: Jodorowsky's Dune
original title: Jodorowsky's Dune
country: United States, France
sales agent: Snowfort Pictures/US
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Frank Pavich
film run: 83'
cinematography by: David Cavallo
film editing: Paul Docherty, Alex Ricciardi
producer: Frank Pavich, Stephen Scarlata, Travis Stevens
co-producer: Michel Seydoux
production: Caméra One, Snowfort Pictures
distributor: Caméra One, Nour Films

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