Alejandro Jodorowsky is a famous Chilean film director who attempt to film Frank’s Herbert novel Dune. His previous works were successful cult movies like, El Topo, Santa Sangre, The holy Mountain etc.
The production for the film collapsed when no film studio could be found willing to fund the movie to Jodorowsky’s terms. They spent 2 millions with preproduction of the movie.
The aborted production was chronicled in the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. Subsequently, the rights for filming were sold to Dino de Laurentis, who employed the American filmmaker David Lynch to direct, creating the film Dune in 1984.
For more than two years, jodorowsky and his team worked on the massive task of creating the world of dune. Over 3.000 storyboards, paintings, incredible costumes, and an outrageous and powerful script.
Jodorowsky’s documentary Dune was officially announced in May 2011. Director Frank Pavich filmed an extensive series of interviews with the principal players involved in the failed 1970s adaptation, shooting in France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.Technically, This documentary has an amazing content and magnificent shoots and it’s really easy to watch it. The editing work it’s so great and dynamic.
I really enjoy watching it because I consider myself a Dune fan and I never knew about this documentary and jodorowsky’s project, so I think that this is one of the best documentaries that I ever seen.