ANARCHY AND ALCHEMY (Persistence of Vision)

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This is the sixth book in Creation's highly-acclaimed Persistence of Vision film book series. Alejandro Jodorowsky remains one of cinema’s most controversial and influential film-makers. In 1968 his scandalous debut, Fando & Lis, caused a riot in Mexico, forcing the Chilean-born director into exile in France. The following year, his ultra-violent underground smash hit El Topo inagurated the Midnight Movie phenomenon, transforming its creator into a counter-culture icon championed by John Lennon and, latterly, Marilyn Manson. Anarchy and Alchemy features · Exclusive interviews · Rare images · Exhaustive chapters on all Jodorowsky’s films including the mesmerising cine-trip The Holy Mountain, the award-winning Oedipal circus show Santa Sangre · The aborted Dune project with Salvador Dali, Pink Floyd and H R Giger · Texts on Jodorowsky’s 60s terror-theatre outfit The Panic Movement · His world mime tour with Marcel Marceau · His graphic novel collaborations with Moebius

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Chilean-born Jodorowsky is best known for his violent, surreal movies but has also been a protege of legendary mime Marcel Marceau, a writer of graphic novels, a performance artist, even a tarot reader. "Most directors make films with their eyes. I make films with my cojones," he once claimed. His psychedelic spaghetti western El Topogave birth to the Midnight Movie movement and cemented his place as one of cinema's most maddening, significant auteurs. Cobb's Persistence of Vision series entry contains rare photos and illustrations (a chapter on the abandoned Duneproject with Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and Pink Floyd will have his fans foaming at the mouth); new interviews with Jodorowsky; and thorough coverage of all his films, including The Rainbow Thief, The Holy Mountain, and his debut, Fando Y Lis, the 1968 Acapulco film festival premiere of which was met by a full-scale riot. Scholarly enough to satisfy cineast owners of his films on grainy, bootleg VHS tapes, accessible for budding film students, this is a fine introduction to Jodorowsky's strange oeuvre. Carlos Orellana
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