Jodorowsky’s Dune

The tale of Jodorowsky and his Dune is a fascinating trip through creativity and imagination, a story about the relentless pursuit of a dream, and the necessity of art. In pre-production for over two years, the film was to star Jodorowsky’s own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and even Salvador Dali, set to a musical score by Pink Floyd and art-design by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud.


18 thoughts on “Jodorowsky’s Dune

  1. Glad this unintelligible, babbling fiend never got a chance to destroy a book he obviously never read or was able to comprehend. Retarded piece of shit. I'd tell him that to his face and d laugh about it, probably put my foot up his ass too.

  2. as a pretty big fan of the dune books I will say this sounds like it could have been a good, even great film, however, as a fan of the book, I would find it disappointing; but in a different way than how Lynch's Dune was a disappointment. This would be a disappointment in how far it strayed from the source material, but Lynch's Dune was a disappointment in how unimaginatively it adapted the source material even if it stayed true to the general plot . . .

  3. As someone who's actually read 'Dune', the original source material, I want to do to this man's face what Tim Burton did to 'Alice in Wonderland'; what Peter Jackson did to 'The Hobbit': what Zack Snyder did to Superman and Batman. I could shoot this man's dog after feeding it his grandma and God would call it justice.

    "I want Dali to play the mad emperor!" There is no mad emperor! The emperor is just a conniving politician! Dali isn't even a fucking actor, he'd be abysmal portraying any credible character on the screen!
    "The blood clot from the Duke is transformed by his wife into semen, which travels up the vagina, into the ovum, and explodes!"
    PAUL. ISN"T. JESUS! This is taking a dump directly on the book without a trace of self-awareness! Paul is Mosaic figure, if anything, not a Messianic one. He's not a god, he's a prophet; and not even a prophet so much as a prophetic war lord. Paul is not a spiritual kid, okay? He's not a 'live and let live' type: he's an aristocrat's son with a background in cerebral philosophy with metaphysical elements. It's not a "faith", it's a discipline to be a Bene Gesserit or a Mentat. It's not a faith because none of it is based on gullibility; every trippy aspect is verifiable and can be replicated. All the mind-expanding elements actually expand your mind, physically change you!

    "I did not want to respect the novel, I wanted to recreate it. For me Dune did not belong to Herbert as Don Quixote did not belong to Cervantes, nor Edipo with Esquilo." Well, it's clear you didn't want to respect the novel; that much is certain. I wonder how well this asshole would take it if someone took his piece-of-shit art house abortions and wrote them to make sense. le gasp!

  4. The first "Superman" movie is another one with a long shot of the universe, like the one in "Contact," representing Superman's journey from Krypton to Earth.

  5. I don't buy the excitement or creativity. This film was a gathering of personal fun – meaning – making a great film was NOT at the top of the agenda. Working with Mick and gang was. The lack of imagination set off a movie bomb that will last until the end of time. Personal greed killed this film and blame can only be placed in one place. This movie lacked balance (in feedback) from those making it. The tv series was significantly better. Star Wars the Phantom Menace trilogy was better. The dirty socks laying on your floor are significantly better. HOW was making a film about the worst disaster in film making history worth making? Yes – there were bad movies before – but they were not making Dune now were they? The biggest problem with movies like this – the studios do NOT say to themselves – this was the worst film ever made. No – they say – no one wants to watch the movie Dune – so we will never make another version of it – ever. We almost saw the SAME fate with whats-his-dick did Daredevil. If not for Netflix – we would have never seen Daredevil again. Now you will never see Dune again – something that would have done extremely well in the HBO/Netflix format.

  6. So here's the question…. As visionary as it the concept was and the film may or may not have been…. considering it was stillborn why can't it be done as an animated feature or at best a graphic novel? I saw Frank Herbert's Dune on Sci Fi and Children of Dune…. yes both go into depth and they are richly detailed but Jodrowsky's vision was something absolutely mind blowing. in fact why didn't he push to have it become a graphic novel after all that work? With hindsight it is not hard to imagine that it could have very well have become a movie with Hollywood sequeling the shit out of the Marvel Universe.

  7. I recently watched the last half at my father's house. This movie would have been so far beyond anything at the time. We wouldn't have been talking about Star Wars. It would have made it seem like a mediocre event.
    His vision would have been ready for the late 90s-2000s. That's how grand it was in scope…
    It's probably for the best…
    God knows what damage he would have done to our collective minds…lol

  8. I never had much faith in this project before based on what I'd heard of it, but now that I've watched this, I can say it's batshit insane. Clearly Jodo had no idea what he was doing, there are so many technical and commercial concerns that an experienced director should have seen coming from a mile away. The VFX of the time never would have made anything remotely like the artists' visions possible. Only four actors cast, and three of them amateurs. He was throwing around money like he was printing it himself. The changes he proposes to the story are so bizarre I don't know how to respond to them. "You need to rape the bride," indeed. If this had been made and had become a hit, it would have annihilated the reputation of a great book and very likely strangled big-budget sci fi in its crib. He is of course quite right when he says the Lynch film was awful, but it's a masterpiece next to this hot steaming mess.

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