If you haven’t seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, then (after you listen to this) get out there and find it immediately! The tale of how the avant garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky went about trying to make the sci fi epic that never happened is so wild it is almost as entertaining as the film that could have been. In this episode, I discuss the philosophy behind the documentary with its producer Stephen Scarlata.
We talk about the perfect marriage between horror and surrealism, how he was able to get Alejandro Jodorowsky, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Dan O’ Bannon’s widow, Richard Stanley, and others to tell the epic tale, and about how important and fascinating it is to hear about projects that never got made.
Scarlata says that his documentary is dedicated to all artists; this episode is dedicated to none other than otherworldly artist H.R. Giger: may he freak as many people out in the afterlife as he has in this dimension!