History Film / TheHolyMountain

12th Apr '16 7:04:40 PM jormis29
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** A preacher on Lotus Island advocates drug use, stating that LSD was the actual Philosopher's Stone.

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** A preacher on Lotus Island advocates drug use, stating that LSD was the actual Philosopher's Stone.PhilosophersStone.
28th Oct '15 3:21:23 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Holy Mountain'' is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to ''ElTopo'', another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier. ''The Holy Mountain'' was bankrolled by Allen Klein, manager for Music/TheBeatles, as Music/JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison admired ''El Topo''. The film was shot sequentially, entirely in Mexico.

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''The Holy Mountain'' is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to ''ElTopo'', ''Film/ElTopo'', another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier. ''The Holy Mountain'' was bankrolled by Allen Klein, manager for Music/TheBeatles, as Music/JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison admired ''El Topo''. The film was shot sequentially, entirely in Mexico.
24th Oct '15 11:30:36 AM nombretomado
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''The Holy Mountain'' is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to ''ElTopo'', another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier. ''The Holy Mountain'' was bankrolled by Allen Klein, manager for TheBeatles, as JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison admired ''El Topo''. The film was shot sequentially, entirely in Mexico.

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''The Holy Mountain'' is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to ''ElTopo'', another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier. ''The Holy Mountain'' was bankrolled by Allen Klein, manager for TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, as JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison admired ''El Topo''. The film was shot sequentially, entirely in Mexico.
29th Apr '15 2:42:50 PM WillBGood
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* GratuituousGerman: The lyrics to the frog soldier song are the numbers 1 to 5 in German. repeated over and over.

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* GratuituousGerman: GratuitousGerman: The lyrics to the frog soldier song are the numbers 1 to 5 in German. repeated over and over.
15th Mar '15 6:40:51 PM redfox5367
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* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]{{Postmodernism}}: [[spoiler: The Alchemist does this at the end.]]

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* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]{{Postmodernism}}: [[spoiler: The fourth wall is completely demolished by the Alchemist does this at the end.]]
12th Aug '14 11:23:19 PM madius
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Inverted: Possibly the only straightforward moment of the film is The Alchemist speaking of assembling a team with The Thief.



* FetishFuel:
** Klen of Jupiter's art gallery. The centerpiece of the collection is an electronic vagina that his mistress seduces with a giant metal rod. She successfully gets the machine to deliver a baby.
** Berg of Uranus' mistress/partner wakes him by spanking him and stripteasing for him.
** The armed guards of Berg's President, whom are all muscled men wearing lingerie.
** "RUB YOUR CLITORIS AGAINST THE MOUNTAIN!"
12th Aug '14 11:22:46 PM madius
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The film opens with a man dressed in black shaving two women in a rather psychedelically decorated room. The very next thing is a naked man lying in a pool of his own urine, covered by bees. This should tell the audience that, oh boy, are they in for something completely different. The plot is about the naked man, who is somewhat of a Jesus figure, and his midget companion who has no limbs. They travel and meet strange people who are pursuing a mysterious goal that involves reaching the titular Holy Mountain.

'' The Holy Mountain'' is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to ''ElTopo'', another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier.

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The film opens with a man dressed in black (The Alchemist) shaving two women in a rather psychedelically decorated room. The very next thing is a naked man (The Thief) lying in a pool of his own urine, covered by bees. This should tell the audience that, oh boy, are they in for something completely different. The plot is about the naked man, The Thief, who is somewhat of a Jesus figure, and his midget companion who has no limbs. They travel travel, meeting The Alchemist and seven other meet strange people people, who are pursuing a mysterious goal that involves reaching the titular Holy Mountain.

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Holy Mountain'' is a parade of symbolism, be it meaningful or just there to confuse everyone. Coupled with the dreamlike narrative and Jodorowsky's tendency to cram the scene full of whatever he wishes the result is quite bizarre. The film is also either a spiritual or an outright actual sequel to ''ElTopo'', another trademark Jodorowsky film made three years earlier.

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earlier. ''The Holy Mountain'' was bankrolled by Allen Klein, manager for TheBeatles, as JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison admired ''El Topo''. The film was shot sequentially, entirely in Mexico.



* AnachronismStew: The film contains traditional Mexican villas and iconography blended with handheld cameras, helicopters and other then-modern technology. Isla of Mars says that her weapons manufacturing plant creates biological weapons as part of its inventory.



* {{BFG}}: Neptune, within 3 minutes of meeting him.
* [[spoiler: BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]{{Postmodernism}}: The Alchemist does this at the end.]]

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* {{BFG}}: Neptune, within 3 minutes Axon of meeting him.
Neptune carries a comically oversized assault rifle in his first appearance on screen.
* [[spoiler: BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Inverted: Possibly the only straightforward moment of the film is The Alchemist speaking of assembling a team with The Thief.
*
BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]{{Postmodernism}}: [[spoiler: The Alchemist does this at the end.]]]]
* {{Corpsing}}: As The Alchemist [[spoiler: commands the film camera to zoom out to reveal the film crew]], Axon of Neptune's actor begins chuckling.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Intentionally done early on to The Thief. A religious group make a hold of his body for religious iconography since he looks so much like Jesus.



* GainaxEnding: Or rather Gainax everything.

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* GainaxEnding: Or rather FetishFuel:
** Klen of Jupiter's art gallery. The centerpiece of the collection is an electronic vagina that his mistress seduces with a giant metal rod. She successfully gets the machine to deliver a baby.
** Berg of Uranus' mistress/partner wakes him by spanking him and stripteasing for him.
** The armed guards of Berg's President, whom are all muscled men wearing lingerie.
** "RUB YOUR CLITORIS AGAINST THE MOUNTAIN!"
* [[GainaxEnding
Gainax everything.Everything]]
* GratuituousGerman: The lyrics to the frog soldier song are the numbers 1 to 5 in German. repeated over and over.



* IndulgentFantasySegue: The Alchemist at one point shows The Thief what would happen if he had the powers of Christ in that exact instance. It doesn't go well.



* MaleGaze: The endless breast shots of the prostitutes.



* PaedoHunt: A deleted scene included the man in black going wherever he always is, a kid is in the room with a naked girl above him, the kid ask somethig to the man in black, he gives some money to the kid, the kid gives it to the girl, and the girl leaves
* [[spoiler: WhamLine: "[[BreakingTheFourthWall This is a movie]]. Zoom back, camera."]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Massively subverted, Jodorowsky took LSD during the filming of several scenes and the main cast was made to eat hallucinogenic mushrooms during another scene. Neptune was also on LSD during the castration scene and (according to the commentary track) almost actually cut off the other guy's testicles with a real pair of scissors.
* WriterOnBoard: Jodorowsky did pretty much everything in the film, including starring as the Alchemist... Not as pretentious as it sounds and makes a lot of sense with this film: the fact that he's starring not the film itself.

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* MoreDakka: Isla of Mars.
* NoOSHACompliance: The Alchemist reisdes within an extremely tall building with an open, round entrance at the top. The Thief makes it up there by riding a large hook that is retracting into the top of the building. He gets down via The Alchemist's ''helicopter.''
* PaedoHunt: A scene featuring a boy around the age of 10 stroking the naked buttocks of a girl his age while both are in bed, positioned as if they had just had sex, was deleted scene included from the man in black going wherever he always is, a kid is in film to avoid this trope.
* PietaPlagiarism: Performed early on during
the room with a naked girl above him, molding scene.
* RefugeInAudacity: TheMovie.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: When Fon of Venus brushes
the kid ask somethig to the man in black, he gives some money to the kid, the kid gives it to the girl, cheek of one of his factory workers, she begins clutching herself and the girl leaves
gasping… while suddenly appearing in a bombshell dress, fighting off other plant workers.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: WhamLine: "[[BreakingTheFourthWall This "Is this reality? [[BreakingTheFourthWall No. It is a movie]].film.]]. Zoom back, camera."]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Massively subverted, Jodorowsky took LSD during the filming of several scenes and the main cast was made to eat hallucinogenic mushrooms during another scene.the death/rebirth scenes after the group has formed. Neptune was also on LSD during the castration scene and (according to the commentary track) almost actually cut off the other guy's testicles with a real pair of scissors.
** A preacher on Lotus Island advocates drug use, stating that LSD was the actual Philosopher's Stone.
* WriterOnBoard: Jodorowsky did pretty much everything in the film, including starring as the Alchemist... The Alchemist. Not as pretentious as it sounds and makes a lot of sense with sounds, since this film: allowed Jodorowsky to complete his vision the fact way he envisioned it. Whatever that he's starring not the film itself.was.
10th Mar '14 9:14:46 PM idominatio
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* PaedoHunt: A deleted scene included the man in black going wherever he always is, a kid is in the room with a naked girl above him, the kid ask somethig to the man in black, he gives some money to the kid, the kid gives it to the girl, and the girl leaves
6th Mar '14 1:15:51 PM m8e
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AlejandroJodorowsky is a special kind of director, and ''The Holy Mountain'', made in 1973, is a '''special''' kind of movie.

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AlejandroJodorowsky Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky is a special kind of director, and ''The Holy Mountain'', made in 1973, is a '''special''' kind of movie.
7th Jan '14 5:29:23 PM skbc1p4res
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Massively subverted, Jodorowsky took LSD during the filming of several scenes and the main cast was made to eat hallucinogenic mushrooms during another scene. Neptune was also on LSD during the castration scene and (according to the commentary track) almost actually cut off the other guy's testicles with a real pair of scissors.
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