Alejandro Jodorowsky is a stage and film director, comic book writer, tarot reader, and unlicensed psychotherapist. He’s best known for his films Holy Mountain, El Topo and Santa Sangria.
He was set to direct the Dune movie in the 80s and after the deal fell through he turned his Dune ideas into a comic universe consisting of L’Incal, Metabarons, and Technopriest. Jodorowsky and artist Moebius unsuccessfully sued director Luc Besson for lifting elements of L’Incal for his movie Fifth Element.
Jodorowsky is friends with musician Marilyn Manson and officiated the wedding of Manson and Dita Von Teese. Manson was to play the pope in the now indefinitely delayed Jodorowsky film King Shot, but may appear instead in Abel Cain.
Jodorowsky’s latest film is the autobiographical The Dance of Reality. He has also raised money for a sequel to El Topo called Abel Cain.
- The Dance of Reality debuted at Cannes film festival. No word yet when the rest of the world will see it.
- A documentary on the failed Dune project also debuted at Cannes. I can’t find a release date for this either.
- Jodorowsky’s book on Psychomagic has been released in English.
La Cravate Jodorowsky’s first film, made in 1957. Silent short film.
Jodorowsky was set to direct Dune featuring Orson Welles and Salvador Dali, designs by Moebius and H.R. Giger, and music by Pink Floyd. Here’s pretty much everything I could about Jodorowsky’s Dune.
- Scans of Fabulas Panicas (Panic Fables), Joworowsky’s weekly comic strip from the late 60s. In Spanish.
- Jodorowsky comics bibliography
- Excerpts form Jodorowsky’s memoirs at Reality Sandwich
- The Flash vs. Gurdjieff by Alejandro Jodorowsky from the Spanish science-fiction magazine Nueva in 1968.
- Alejandro Jodorowsky Interviewed by Richard Metzger on Dangerous Minds November 2011
- Vice Magazine interview Oct 2009 – Terrific interview
- Fortean Times interview from July 2007.
- 1999 interview from Mean Magazine by Arthur’s Jay Babcock. Recommended
- The Jodorowsky Constellation 1994 Jodorowsky documentary. Can be watched online for $4. Excerpts here.
- Review of Jodorowsky’s memoir by Erik Davis
- Trevor Blake has compiled several music videos with Holy Mountain references.
- alejandro-jodorowsky.com in Spanish.
- La Danza de la Realidad The Official site for The Dance of Reality. You can donate here.
- Abkco Films Jodorowsky page Publishers of the Holy Mountain DVD
- Jodorowsky page on Humanoids publisher of his comics