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Jodorowsky’s Dune

Exploring the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was – cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune – this inspirational story about the power of the creative spirit establishes Jodorowsky as a master of cinema and a true visionary.

Director: Frank Pavich
Year: 2014
Time: 90 min
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Read one of the many books written by Alejandro Jodorowsky to better understand his genius. A couple of titles include Where the Bird Sings Best and The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Look outside of Hollywood for interesting tales and artistry, such as in B-movies and other documentaries!

Watch The Dance of Reality, Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years, released in 2013, and check out  Jodorowsky’s film Endless Poetry, which was released in 2016.

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Storyboard and Concept Art

“Giraud made 3000 drawings, all marvelous… The script of Dune, thanks to his talent, is a masterpiece.”

Of all the talent lined up for the project, French comic book artist Jean Giraud, otherwise known as Moebius, proved to be central to helping Jodorowsky realize his grandiose vision. In this post, you can see some of the storyboards and concept art that Moebius produced.


An interview with filmmaker Fran Pavich, touching on topics like what it was like working with Alejandro Jodorowsky, getting access to all of his films and this lost ‘Dune’ movie, as well as some of his favorite films and music.

The Psychomagical Realism of Jodorowsky

The New York Times interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Film Review

“JODOROWSKY’S DUNE is an account of a film that was never made despite all the love that its makers poured into it, yet somehow it’s warm and inspirational: a call to arms for dreamers everywhere. The development process began in 1973, after Jodorowsky released his quasi-experimental religious allegory “The Holy Mountain,” and went on for years. Jodorowsky, now a spry 84-year old, narrates.”

Read the full review on Roger Ebert.

The Ultimate Sci-Fi Movie Timeline

“… with millennia after millennia of invading aliens, killer robots and time-tripping DeLoreans, how can we make sense of this shared history of geek greatness?”

The solution is here: IGN gives you the Ultimate Sci-Fi timeline!


Listen to our playlist with music from the film on Spotify.

10 of the Greatest Psychedelic Movies of All Time

Explore the list here.

Dune Endures

Dune has been nominated the best science fiction novel of all time, yet it is not integrated in popular culture in the same way that, for example, Star Wars and Alien are. Why is this?

Read the article on Frank Herberts’ inspirational book, and it’s strange lack of fandom.

The 10 Best Movies That Were Never Made

“This is a compact sampler exhumed from the crowded soil of the movie graveyard, the tip, to recklessly mix metaphors, of an endlessly tantalizing What-Ifs iceberg.”

You’ll find the list on Publisher Weekly.


Our interview with Frank Pavich


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