Archive for The Holy Mountain
“As soon as I define myself I’m dead.” ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky
So.. over some drinks and some fresh off the grill portabellos, the conversation between Crook, myself and a few friends, as usual ends up on Alejandro Jodorowsky. Don’t ask me how or why, but it does. Over the years i became totally obsessed with this movie. Visually from beginning to end its straight eye candy. Sure its bizarre, and can be written off as some Hippie LSD trip shit. But Jodorowsky was definitely on some next level shit back then. He was originally supposed to do Dune! That project was intended to involve Orson Welles as the Baron, Salvador Dali as the Emperor, Mick Jagger as Feyd Rautha, Pink Floyd, and H.R. Giger to name a few. Jodorowsky claimed it was sabotaged by the major studios in Hollywood which led to David Lynch stepping in.
Crook is telling me he just copped the Jodorowsky DVD set. Pretty cool considering The Holy Mountain along with El Topo was banned in the states for over 30 years after his falling out with Allen Klien. Least now i wont have to bust out the VHS player when my stoner friends ask me to play that sick fuck of a movie i always subjected them to! -Frank-