History Film / ElTopo

11th Dec '16 3:21:14 PM Scifimaster92
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* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: Much like ''Film/{{Freaks}}'', the deformed characters are played by people with actual deformities. Of particular note is a legless man who rides on the shoulders of his armless companion.
24th Nov '16 10:01:57 PM Agathaumas
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* {{Badass Beard}}: El Topo sports a pretty impressive one for the first half of the film.
31st Oct '16 9:20:55 AM Morgenthaler
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The movie is divided in three parts. During the first part, a BadAss [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] known as El Topo (who travels with his naked 7 year old son) murders a group of bandits in revenge for the massacre of an entire village. The bandits are strangely dressed, degenerate and led by a fat, balding Colonel. In the process, he liberates a woman he calls Mara (who the bandit leader was using as a slave). El Topo falls in love with Mara and rides off with her, abandoning his son at the monastery the bandits had occupied.

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The movie is divided in three parts. During the first part, a BadAss [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] known as El Topo (who travels with his naked 7 year old son) murders a group of bandits in revenge for the massacre of an entire village. The bandits are strangely dressed, degenerate and led by a fat, balding Colonel. In the process, he liberates a woman he calls Mara (who the bandit leader was using as a slave). El Topo falls in love with Mara and rides off with her, abandoning his son at the monastery the bandits had occupied.
31st Oct '16 9:20:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Animal Stereotypes}}: Too many to count.
* TheAtoner: El Topo during the second half.
* {{Badass Back}}
* {{Badass Preacher}}

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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: The Four Master Gunfighters.

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* {{Messianic Archetype}}: A whole {{Deconstruction}}.

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* {{Psycho Lesbian}}: Desconocida

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* {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}: The Four Masters
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* {{World of Symbolism}}

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31st Oct '16 8:26:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: El Topo during the first half.
10th Feb '16 11:31:22 PM NinjaLore
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* {{Crucified Hero Shot}}: El Topo towards the ending of part two.

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* {{Crucified Hero Shot}}: El Topo towards at the ending end of part two.two, complete with stigmata in his hands, feet, and side.



* SigilSpam: The "All-Seeing Eye" logo is absolutely everywhere in the town.



* {{What The Hell Hero}}: Numerous times with El Topo. At least once with Jodorowski, who s hailed as a creative genius: There is a scene where El Topo rapes Mara that Jodorowksi claims ''was not staged and was actually him raping the actress.'' However, Jodorowski has made a number of very outlandish claims about himself, his life and his work, and it is very advised to take what he says with a few grains of salt.

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* {{What The Hell Hero}}: Numerous times with El Topo. At least once with Jodorowski, who s was hailed as a creative genius: There is a scene where El Topo rapes Mara that Jodorowksi claims ''was not staged and was actually him raping the actress.'' However, Jodorowski has made a number of very outlandish claims about himself, his life and his work, and it is very advised to take what he says with a few grains of salt.
26th Jan '16 3:54:57 AM aye_amber
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In the second part, Mara convinces El Topo that before she can love him he will need to be the best gunfighter in the world. In order to do so, he needs to find and kill four Great Masters who live in the desert. With the aid of a semi-topless woman who speaks with a man's voice (see above re: LSD) El Topo tracks down the four Masters and kills them all by means of tricks. Once he has killed them all, the mysterious woman shoots him, seduces Mara, and leaves him to die.

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In the second part, Mara convinces El Topo that before she can love him he will need to be the best gunfighter in the world. In order to do so, he needs to find and kill four Great Masters who live in the desert. With the aid of a semi-topless semi topless woman who speaks with a man's voice (see above re: LSD) El Topo tracks down the four Masters and kills them all by means of tricks. Once he has killed them all, the mysterious woman shoots him, seduces Mara, and leaves him to die.
22nd Dec '15 10:18:15 PM Lightysnake
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* {{What The Hell Hero}}: Numerous times with El Topo. At least once with Jodorowski: [[spoiler: The rape scene with Mara ''was not staged.'']] Despite this, Jodorowski is still hailed by many as a creative genius.
** Jodorowsky CLAIMS it wasn't, but then he's made some pretty outlandish and fantastical claims about his films and his life in general.

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* {{What The Hell Hero}}: Numerous times with El Topo. At least once with Jodorowski: [[spoiler: The rape Jodorowski, who s hailed as a creative genius: There is a scene with where El Topo rapes Mara that Jodorowksi claims ''was not staged.'']] Despite this, staged and was actually him raping the actress.'' However, Jodorowski is still hailed by many as a creative genius.
** Jodorowsky CLAIMS it wasn't, but then he's
has made some pretty a number of very outlandish and fantastical claims about his films and himself, his life in general.and his work, and it is very advised to take what he says with a few grains of salt.
18th Aug '15 2:09:04 PM LahmacunKebab
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* {{Gorn}}: Lordy, look no further then the opening of our hero stumbling on the slaughtered villagers.

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* {{Gorn}}: Lordy, look no further then than the opening of our hero stumbling on the slaughtered villagers.



** MindScrewDriver: ...and then the DVD with the Director's commentary came out.

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** MindScrewDriver: ... and then the DVD with the Director's commentary came out.
18th Aug '15 2:07:27 PM LahmacunKebab
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''El Topo'' is a Spanish-language [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs acid]] {{Western}} written, directed by and starring Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. It combines the violence and gunplay traditionally associated with the Western with Jodorowsky's obsession with mysticism and TheOccult. It's also intended to evoke a similar reaction to a psychedelic experience (Jodorowsky occasionally fed acid to his actors before filming) so that may explain some of the odder elements in the plot.

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''El Topo'' is a Spanish-language [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs acid]] {{Western}} written, directed by and starring Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky. It combines the violence and gunplay traditionally associated with the Western with Jodorowsky's obsession with mysticism and TheOccult.The Occult. It's also intended to evoke a similar reaction to a psychedelic experience (Jodorowsky occasionally fed acid to his actors before filming) so that may explain some of the odder elements in the plot.
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