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“Is his ‘Dune’ a failure?” Frank Pavich, the director of the new film, says. “I don’t think it is. Everything is there, everything is in the storyboard book Jodo made — the artwork, every scene, every bit of dialogue, every camera move, everything. Was his goal to make a film, or was his goal to change the world? Well, if his goal was to change the world, then mission accomplished.” Pavich makes that case in the final section of his documentary, comparing the French comic-book artist Moebius’s sketches for ‘Dune’ with uncannily similar clips from ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘The Terminator.’ Did George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron take ideas from the storyboards of ‘Dune,’ copies of which, we’re told in the documentary, were left with every major studio? ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ argues that there was at least a subconscious influence. Of no dispute, though, is that the movie sired Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien,’ which was co-written by Dan O’Bannon, the special effects creator of ‘Dune,’ and given its Oscar-winning visual effects by another ‘Dune’ artist, the Swiss surrealist H. R. Giger. Moebius and the British painter Chris Foss, who dreamed up the interstellar spaceships of ‘Dune,’ were consultants on that film. —Eric Benson, The Psychomagical Realism of Alejandro Jodorowsky
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I absolutely cannot wait for the documentary about this to come out!
Supposedly, it releases limited in the States on March 21st, but I’ll believe it when I see it.