82 Best Jodorowsky dune images | Drawings, Illustrations, Jodorowsky's duneBefore we get into the concept art here, you've gotta watch the trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune , a new documentary chronicling the eponymous Chilean director's crazy-ambitious attempt to bring Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic to the big screen in the s. Alejandro Jodorowsky's unbridled enthusiasm for the project doesn't seem to have waned in the thirty years since he began assembling what might be the greatest story never told on the silver screen assuming you didn't check out David Lynch's adaptation from Two solid years were spent plotting this unrealized masterpiece , which appears to have become as much a spiritual journey as a cinematic one—and one that would have suited Jodorowsky's cult-culture sensibilities pretty much perfectly. Swiss surrealist H. Giger produced much of the concept art in what was his first film experience. He went on to do designs for genre films and, perhaps most notably, the Alien series NBD, this guy was the creative mind behind the alien. Concept artist Chris Foss also brought his unmatched knack for sci-fi worlds to the endeavor.
Moebius Redux: Jodorowsky's Dune
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The film explores cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky 's unsuccessful attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert 's science fiction novel Dune in the mids. Jacobs optioned the rights to film Dune. However, Jacobs died in before a film could be developed. Jodorowsky took creative liberties with the source material, but Herbert said that he and Jodorowsky had an amicable relationship. After the film rights lapsed in , they were purchased by Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis , who eventually released the film Dune , directed by David Lynch.
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Jodorowsky's Dune Film - Religion, Failure, and Inspiration
And it would have been a mind-bogglingly grand epic. Both films are hallucinatory fever dreams filled with nudity, violence, Eastern mysticism and pungently surreal images. Jodorowsky himself is what they call in Los Angeles a spiritual wanderer. He threw himself into every variety of religious experience that he could — from shamanism to the Kabbalah to hallucinogens. In preparation for shooting Holy Mountain , the director and his wife reportedly went without sleep for a week while under the care of a Zen master. Not surprisingly, leading figures of the counterculture were big fans.