Documentary Review | Jodorowsky’s Dune
The documentary about the inspiration for the science fiction genre as we know it. In 1974, the rights to the science fiction novel Dune were purchased and a rising star in the film industry, Alejandro Jodorowsky was set to direct it. This documentary chronicles his journey to search for warriors to adapt the novel into one of the greatest works of fiction the world would never see.
A wonderful documentary of Jodorowsky’s story and how he came to be in his position. This film uses interviews of several producers, designers, and actors to paint a vivid picture of what it was like to be a part of one of the most ambitious projects ever. Most of the story is told through the captivating storytelling of Jodorowsky himself who still holds this film very dear to his heart. I gave this film 4 out of 5 stars because while it builds up the film in such high regard it does minimal to really explain why it couldn’t be made.
Written by: Tomas Barriga