Thursday, November 3, 2016

Jodorowski's The Holy Mountain

You may think that Jodorowski is crazy. What he is trying to do is explore the endless twists of the subconscious mind. Someone said that film is supposed to bring forth unforgettable images. That is precisely what Jodorowski does.
The Holy Mountain is a 1973 cult film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky who also participated as actor, composer, set designer, and costume designer. The film was produced by Beatles' manager Allen Klein of ABKCO after Jodorowsky scored an underground phenomenon with El Topo and the acclaim of both Lennon and Harrison (John and Yoko Ono put up production money). It was shown at various international film festivals in 1973 and limited screenings in New York and San Francisco. However the film was never given wide release until 2007 (WKPD).