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Jodorowsky's Dune (18-May-2013)

Director: Frank Pavich

Keywords: Documentary, Filmmaking

Feature-length documentary details filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed screen adaptation of a classic science fiction novel.

A best-selling epic matched by few in its genre, Frank Herbert opus Dune would go on to inspire a number of later standout science fiction works -- most notably George Lucas' Star Wars franchise -- and win countless awards. This, however, is not a tale of Dune's excellence as a work of fiction. Rather, it is a documentary about eccentric Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky's infamous botched attempt at giving the grand tale an equally-grand screen treatment, detailing misadventures running the gamut from problems casting Salvador Dali and Orson Welles in major roles to project-compromising budget overruns.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
H. R. Giger
5-Feb-1940 12-May-2014 Alien designer
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Film Director
7-Feb-1929   El Topo
Dan O'Bannon
30-Sep-1946 17-Dec-2009 Alien, Total Recall
Nicolas Winding Refn
Film Director
29-Sep-1970   Bronson


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