Down the Tubes: Examining the Work of Alejandro Jodorowsky

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When it comes to weird ass cinema, few directors can hold a candle to Jodorowsky. Lynch has cornered the market on indecipherable films made up of nightmare logic, Burton has his gothic fetishism, Gilliam his steampunk gobbledygook and Buñuel created surrealism but Jodorowsky is operating on another level.

Cinema Cartography’s video ‘Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Mystic Theater’ delves deep into the mind of the autor and examines his entire filmography; why his films are important and why he’s more than just a weirdo making weird shit. If you have never seen his films before, this video works as an excellent primer to get you familiar and if you have, it works as a great history lesson. Either way, you’ll learn something new and most likely, end up discovering a film or two you had never heard of before.


What did you think about the video? Have you seen any of Jodorowsky’s films? And if so, what did you think about them?

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