The year was 1973 and this movie was supposed to be the biggest production of all times. With art by H.R. Giger, Moebius, Dan O’bannon, with an incredible cast with the likes of Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, Gloria Swanson, Salvador Dali and with music by Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd and Magma, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune, by Alejandro Jodorowsky, would be a 14 hour mammoth of surrealistic art and science fiction bliss.
The project stalled for financial reasons and the film rights lapsed until 1982, when they were purchased by filmmaker Dino DeLaurentiis, who eventually released the 1984 film Dune, directed by David Lynch, starring Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Sting among others, and the music score by american FM rockers, Toto and one theme by Daniel Lanois, Roger Eno and Brian Eno.
Jodorowsky’s Dune shows us a wonderous voyage of creativity and the capacity of abstraction by the human mind.
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