Jodorowsky's vision of art and life is as powerful as any individual I know of; his Dune would've been one of the greatest films ever made. The creative minds behind the production included the artists H. R. Giger, Chris Foss and Moebius. MOEBIUS!? Pre Alien Dan O'Bannon was on board. Bonkers French prog-rockers (and snooker player Steve Davis's favourites) Magma were in. A heaving mass of Orson Welles was in. Fucking Dali was in.
Okay so 2001's special effects maestro…
Only Lovers Left Alive isn't nearly as hip as it thinks it is; the constant name-dropping is cringe-inducing as is much of the clunky dialogue. I did wonder if it was meant to be a comedy but it's just not very funny. The most interesting parts were seeing run-down Detroit by night but that just made me wish I was watching Requiem for Detroit again.
Who'd have thought a movie by Jim Jarmusch about vampires with Tilda Swinton, heaps of dusty old vinyl, beautiful first edition books and vintage recording equipment could be so tedious?