I first found out about Jodorowsky after watching "Jodorowsky's Dune." In that film he's very eccentric and wishes to change the way people think, and I admire that so I decided to give his films a shot. Being the first of his films I have seen, I am thoroughly impressed. This film has a lot of symbolic imagery and commentary on society. In the universe of "The Holy Mountain," religion is purely a source of revenue and art is mass…
"We must break the illusion."
He means the fourth wall.
It's hard to discuss plot when a movie is this experimental, abstract, what have you. But The Holy Mountain is the journey of nine people to one, in seek of enlightenment and transcendence.
Some of the parallels Jodorowsky draws on the first act of the film are quite nice, most of them involving war, religion and temptation. There's a segment where he implies men can turn their worst into gold.…
"The Holy Mountain is a film outside the tradition of criticism and review." ~ Trailer
Okay. So what can I say? There are more bizarre, trippy images in the first five minutes of this film than David Lynch shot in all his films combined. Kenneth Anger, Salividor Dali and Luis Buñuel together couldn't come up with such scenes. Writer-director-lead actor Alejandro Jodorowsky is the absolute master of cinematic alchemy, creating a world so insanely full of symbolism, sex and sacrilege…
No come now Alejandro pull yourself together man.
Honestly, this left me cold. I think it was the higher budget and higher expectations that came after John Lennon praised El Topo, but something felt off about this. That said, it's an absolutely stunning piece of surreal, fucked up art.
Direção de arte maravilhosa
This is a film that grabs you from the beginning and refuses to let go, long after the credits end.
Bring your kids!
I couldn't fully stomach the hypnotizing (psychedelic?) diarrhea at the beginning no matter how beautiful. Jodorowsky's admirable innovation, and wild imagination aren't subjects of discussion here, but his aesthetics might be considered overly cruel sometimes, even for surrealism. I enjoyed this new experience.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Maybe the best "putting the team together" movie in history. It's the most long-winded, surely. The best aspect about Jodorowsky's films is that they are designed to live beyond their feature length, leaving the celluloid medium and existing and growing and blossoming in the heads of the collected consciousness. It's very cool and progressive what he does with film as an art form; every frame is so jam-packed with powerful imagery and symbolism that the viewer is overloaded and can…
Enkele dingen die ik leerde over Alejandro Jodorwsky:
Alejandro (of AJ zoals ik hem vanaf nu zal noemen) houdt van naakt
AJ is pittig cynisch
AJ houdt wel van wat symboliek
AJ is redelijk zelfzeker
The holy mountain gaat over de tocht van 9 mensen naar, je raaddee het, de heilig berg en in elke zin van het woord is deze film een trip.
Absurde en symbolische beelden overheersen deze film en ik moet toegeven dat ik het in het…
A legendary classic. Alejandro Jodorowsky was definitely ahead of his time. May be hard to watch, but it's totally worth getting mindfucked!