Sunday Matinee: The Dance Of Reality

Jodorowskys duneLa danza de la realidad aka The Dance of Reality is Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s return to the cinema after 23 years.

Jodorowsky’s last movie was The Rainbow Thief in 1990. I believe I have mentioned his brilliant Santa Sangre before in the movie listings. The Dance of Reality is based on Jodorowsky’s childhood, of growing up in Chile and like most of his movies stars his son Brontis Jodorowsky. The trailer looks fantastic, filled the usual fantastic wonder that Jodorowsky usually fills in his films with.

At the same time, American filmmaker Frank Pavich has made a documentary about Jodorowsky’s attempt to bring Dune to life in the late 1970’s. The doc interviews Jodorowsky and lets him tell the story of what almost was. Nicolas Winding Refn even chimes in his two cents. The film would have starred David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Udo Kier, Salvador Dali and Orson Welles. It would have been a cool movie.

Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka spends most of his life watching movies and reading comic books, using his vast knowledge of genre culture for evil instead of good.