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First time in a theater, thanks to TCM Presents and Fathom Events.
Forgot how headlong and melancholic this all is, with the wide-open vistas and pop montages only emphasizing the implacable pursuers off in the distance, who never actually catch our heroes but nonetheless haunt them to their [spoilers for a beloved Hollywood movie] dying moments.
Could this have been a game-changing psychedelic, philosophical sci-fi epic of gargantuan proportions, somehow bankrolled by a Hollywood studio? I guess, but I sure as hell wouldn't have ponied up the money for a project like this, with only a weighty scrapbook and a surrealistic supergroup helmed by an excitable madman to recommend it.
The movie itself is badly-shot auteur-stroking of the highest order, as indulgent of its subject as Jodorowsky is of himself, but the art and imagery do…