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Alejandro Jodorowsky

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky, known as Alejandro Jodorowsky (born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, composer and writer with a large cult following. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation." His most notable works include El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973) and Santa Sangre (1989), all of which have had limited release but achieved popularity amongst various countercultural groups. He has cited the filmmaker Federico Fellini as his primary cinematic influence, and has been described as an influence on such figures as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch. After a failed attempt to return to filmmaking with a film entitled King Shot starring Marilyn Manson and produced by David Lynch, Alejandro is set to return to cinema with the sequel to El Topo entitled Abel Cain sometime in late 2011 or 2012. Jodorowsky is also a playwright and play director, having produced over one hundred plays, primarily in Mexico where he lived for much of his life. Alongside this he is also a writer, particularly of comic books - his The Incal even has been noted as having a claim to be "the best comic book" ever written - as well as books on his own theories about spirituality. Jodorowsky has been involved in the occult and various spiritual and religious groups, including Zen Buddhism and forms of Mexican shamanism, and has formulated his own spiritual system, which he has called "psychomagic" and "psychoshamanism". Description above from the Wikipedia article Alejandro Jodorowsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 7, 1929 In Tocopilla, Chile
Movie/TV Credits:
20
First Appeared:
In the movie The Severed Heads 1957-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Everything Is Terrible! Presents: The Great Satan 2017-09-26
Known For
Poster of The Dance of Reality
Poster of Ritual - A Psychomagic Story
Poster of Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures
Filmography
Movie Everything Is Terrible! Presents: The Great Satan 2017-09-26
Movie Endless Poetry Alejandro 2016-03-23
Movie My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Himself 2014-09-18
Movie Ritual - A Psychomagic Story Fernando 2013-04-20
Movie Jodorowsky's Dune Himself 2013-08-30
Movie The Dance of Reality Alejandro (adult) 2013-05-18
Movie NWR Himself 2012-02-02
Movie The Island Jodo 2011-05-16
Movie Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures 2007-01-01
Movie Niente è come sembra 2007-10-22
Movie Musikanten Ludwig van Beethoven 2006-03-03
Movie Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself 2006-06-20
Movie Cherif Prophet 2002-06-04
Movie Psicotaxi Himself 2002-07-02
Movie Anticlimax 1974-01-04
Movie The Holy Mountain The Alchemist 1973-05-01
Movie El Topo El Topo 1970-12-18
Movie Fando and Lis Puppeteer (uncredited) 1968-11-01
Movie Melodrama Sacramental Himself 1965-01-01
Movie The Severed Heads 1957-05-01
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