6 December 2013

A Great Film That Never Been (At Least Not In Our Reality)

If you are into science fiction you might have heard that it was a rather long and painful story to eventually get Frank Herbert's epic space opera Dune to the big screen in 1984. And if you find the way David Lynch did adapt the story odd or too "artsy", then you perhaps should stop reading right here.
Ah you didn't! Well, about 10 years before him, the Chilean-French filmmaker and author Alejandro Jodorowsky had its go on the story too. Sadly the project got abandoned. It would have certainly been a memorable experience as this quote from Jodorowsky's concepts shows:

I do not want that the man conquers space
In the ships of NASA
These concentration camps of the spirit
These gigantic freezers vomiting the imperialism
These slaughters of plundering and plunder
This arrogance of bronze and thirst
This eunuchoid science
Not the dribble of transistorised and riveted hulks
The divine one
The delirious one
The superb one
I want magical entities, vibrating vehicles
To prolong to be to it abyss
Like fish of a timeless ocean. I want
Jewels, mechanics as perfect as the heart
Womb-ships anterooms
Rebirth into other dimensions
I want whore-ships driven
By the sperm of passionate ejaculations
In an engine of flesh
I want rockets complex and secret,
Humming-bird ornithopters,
Sipping the thousand-year-old nectar of dwarf stars... 

Oh, and Salvador DalĂ­ was cast as emperor - read the full story here!

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