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Following the success of ''Film/ElTopo'' and ''Film/TheHolyMountain'', Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky was given his choice of film project by his eager producer and friend, Michel Seydoux. Jodorowsky picked ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert (despite how he hadn't actually read the book yet) and for the next two years sought out the means and manpower to make the feature film adaptation a reality. This film would have had a soundtrack by Music/PinkFloyd and Music/{{Magma}}. It would have had character designs by the then up-and-coming Creator/{{Moebius}} and Creator/HRGiger. It would have had an AllStarCast consisting of (but not limited to) Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/SalvadorDali, and Music/MickJagger. It would have been at least 14 hours long...

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Following the success of ''Film/ElTopo'' and ''Film/TheHolyMountain'', Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky was given his choice of film project by his eager producer and friend, Michel Seydoux. Jodorowsky picked ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert (despite how he hadn't not having actually read the book yet) and for the next two years sought out the means and manpower to make the feature film adaptation a reality. This film would have had a soundtrack by Music/PinkFloyd and Music/{{Magma}}. It would have had character designs by the then up-and-coming Creator/{{Moebius}} and Creator/HRGiger. It would have had an AllStarCast consisting of (but not limited to) Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/SalvadorDali, and Music/MickJagger. It would have been at least 14 hours long...


[[caption-width-right:350:The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie that might have been...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie greatest sci-fi movie that might have been...]]



That is, if it hadn't fallen through when Jodorowsky attempted to find a studio that would fund such an ambitious mammoth of a production.

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That is, if it hadn't fallen through when Jodorowsky attempted to find a studio that would fund such an ambitious a mammoth of a production.



* EpicMovie: The film, if completed, would have been one of the largest examples of this in history; anywhere from 14 to 20 hours long, with an AllStarCast that included Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali, art design by Moebius and H.R. Giger, a soundtrack by both Music/PinkFloyd ''and'' Music/{{Magma}}, visual effects that have yet to be equaled even today, and a budget well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The main reason it fell through is because it was simply too big and too weird for any studio to take a chance on. But fortunately, as a result, we got ''Franchise/StarWars'' instead!

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* EpicMovie: The film, if completed, would have been one of the largest examples of this in history; anywhere from 14 to 20 hours long, with an AllStarCast that included Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali, art design by Moebius and H.R. Giger, a soundtrack by both Music/PinkFloyd ''and'' Music/{{Magma}}, visual effects that have yet to be equaled even today, and a budget well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The main reason it fell through is because it was simply too big and too weird for any studio to take a chance on. But fortunately, According to the documentary, as a result, we got ''Franchise/StarWars'' instead!instead.


* MoodWhiplash: The film would have opened up with an EpicTrackingShot beginning from the outer reaches of the universe, going through multiple star systems and colorful space ships, before finally zooming into the fly-ridden corpse rotting away on Dune itself.
* TrainingFromHell: Jodorowsky subjected his own 12-year-old son Creator/{{Brontis|Jodorowsky}} to a very demanding training regimen in martial arts, swordsmanship and knife fighting to prepare him to play the part of Paul Atreides: 6 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for 2 whole years. No word yet on [[AbusiveParents whether or not Brontis had any choice in this or if he was okay with it]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen[[invoked]]: An entire documentary on this hypothetical movie.

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* MoodWhiplash: The film would have opened up with an EpicTrackingShot beginning from the outer reaches of the universe, going through multiple star systems and colorful space ships, before finally zooming into the fly-ridden corpse rotting away on Dune itself.
* TrainingFromHell: Jodorowsky subjected his own 12-year-old son Creator/{{Brontis|Jodorowsky}} to a very demanding training regimen in martial arts, swordsmanship and knife fighting to prepare him to play the part of Paul Atreides: 6 six hours a day, 7 seven days a week, and for 2 two whole years. No word yet on [[AbusiveParents whether or not Brontis had any choice in this or if he was okay with it]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen[[invoked]]: An entire documentary on this hypothetical movie.The documentary, obviously.

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* {{Bishonen}} / AgentPeacock / TheFightingNarcissist: Feyd-Rauther certainly seems to be this in illustrations, looking something like Jareth the Goblin King and in one sketch, even wearing what looks like [[CreepyCrossdresser tights and high-heels]] whilst performing a SlouchofVillainy with a sword in one hand.


* AllStarCast[[invoked]]: Jodorowsky's dream cast included Creator/OrsonWelles (as Baron Harkonnen), Creator/SalvadorDali (as the Emperor), Creator/GloriaSwanson (as Reverend Mother Mohiam), Music/MickJagger, Creator/DavidCarradine, Udo Kier and Amanda Lear, among others.

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* AllStarCast[[invoked]]: Jodorowsky's dream cast included Creator/OrsonWelles (as Baron Harkonnen), Creator/SalvadorDali (as the Emperor), Creator/GloriaSwanson (as Reverend Mother Mohiam), Music/MickJagger, Creator/DavidCarradine, Udo Kier Creator/UdoKier and Amanda Lear, among others.


* EpicMovie: The film, if completed, would have been one of the largest examples of this in history; anywhere from 14 to 20 hours long, with an AllStarCast that included Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali, art design by Moebius and H.R. Giger, a soundtrack by both Music/PinkFloyd ''and'' Music/{{Magma}}, visual effects that have yet to be equalled even today, and a budget well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The main reason it fell through is because it was simply too big and too weird for any studio to take a chance on.

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* EpicMovie: The film, if completed, would have been one of the largest examples of this in history; anywhere from 14 to 20 hours long, with an AllStarCast that included Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali, art design by Moebius and H.R. Giger, a soundtrack by both Music/PinkFloyd ''and'' Music/{{Magma}}, visual effects that have yet to be equalled equaled even today, and a budget well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The main reason it fell through is because it was simply too big and too weird for any studio to take a chance on. But fortunately, as a result, we got ''Franchise/StarWars'' instead!



* NobodyPoops: Averted. Dali demanded that his character, the Padishah Emperor, sit on a throne that was a toilet made of two intersecting dolphins, with one mouth for the genitalia, one for the anus, because Dali thought it distasteful to mix "the wee and the excrement" in his terms. He wasn't comfortable with full-frontal nudity however, so he asked to have a body double play the Emperor for the scenes in which he took a pee and a dump in the mouths of two ceramic dolphins.



* TrainingFromHell: Jodorowsky subjected his own 12-year-old son Creator/{{Brontis|Jodorowsky}} to a very demanding training regimen in martial arts, swordsmanship and knife fighting to prepare him to play the part of Paul Atreides: 6 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for 2 whole years.

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* TrainingFromHell: Jodorowsky subjected his own 12-year-old son Creator/{{Brontis|Jodorowsky}} to a very demanding training regimen in martial arts, swordsmanship and knife fighting to prepare him to play the part of Paul Atreides: 6 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for 2 whole years. No word yet on [[AbusiveParents whether or not Brontis had any choice in this or if he was okay with it]].


* AllStarCast[[invoked]]: Jodorowsky's dream cast included Creator/OrsonWelles (as Baron Harkonnen), Creator/SalvadorDali (as the Emperor), Creator/GloriaSwanson (as Reverend Mother Mohiam), Music/MickJagger, Creator/DavidCarradine, Creator/UdoKier and Amanda Lear, among others.

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* AllStarCast[[invoked]]: Jodorowsky's dream cast included Creator/OrsonWelles (as Baron Harkonnen), Creator/SalvadorDali (as the Emperor), Creator/GloriaSwanson (as Reverend Mother Mohiam), Music/MickJagger, Creator/DavidCarradine, Creator/UdoKier Udo Kier and Amanda Lear, among others.


* AllStarCast[[invoked]]: Jodorowsky's dream cast included Creator/OrsonWelles (as Baron Harkonnen), Creator/SalvadorDali (as the Emperor), Gloria Swanson (as Reverend Mother Mohiam), Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Udo Kier and Amanda Lear, among others.

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* AllStarCast[[invoked]]: Jodorowsky's dream cast included Creator/OrsonWelles (as Baron Harkonnen), Creator/SalvadorDali (as the Emperor), Gloria Swanson Creator/GloriaSwanson (as Reverend Mother Mohiam), Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Udo Kier Music/MickJagger, Creator/DavidCarradine, Creator/UdoKier and Amanda Lear, among others.


* {{Doorstopper}}: Jodorowsky's storyboards and design notes for the film were encompassed in a massive and colourful bible.

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* {{Doorstopper}}: Jodorowsky's storyboards and design notes for the film were encompassed in a massive and colourful bible.bible the size of a phone book.


* {{Doorstoper}}: Jodorowsky's storyboards and design notes for the film were encompassed in a massive and colourful bible.

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* {{Doorstoper}}: {{Doorstopper}}: Jodorowsky's storyboards and design notes for the film were encompassed in a massive and colourful bible.

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* AdaptationInspiration: Alejandro didn't want to be beholden to the plot of the book, but deigned to use many of its themes, set-pieces, and characters in his largely original story.


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* MoodWhiplash: The film would have opened up with an EpicTrackingShot beginning from the outer reaches of the universe, going through multiple star systems and colorful space ships, before finally zooming into the fly-ridden corpse rotting away on Dune itself.

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* {{Doorstoper}}: Jodorowsky's storyboards and design notes for the film were encompassed in a massive and colourful bible.


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* LoopholeAbuse: Dali demanded an exorbitant salary for his role as the Emperor because he wanted to be the most handsomely paid actor in the world as an artistic gaff. Alejandro planned to get around this requirement by shooting only a few scenes with the eccentric artist only to replace him almost immediately with a primitive robotic duplicate with the in-universe excuse that the Emperor feared assassination and would thus go into hiding for most of the movie.

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* EpicMovie: The film, if completed, would have been one of the largest examples of this in history; anywhere from 14 to 20 hours long, with an AllStarCast that included Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali, art design by Moebius and H.R. Giger, a soundtrack by both Music/PinkFloyd ''and'' Music/{{Magma}}, visual effects that have yet to be equalled even today, and a budget well into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The main reason it fell through is because it was simply too big and too weird for any studio to take a chance on.


Following the success of ''Film/ElTopo'' and ''Film/TheHolyMountain'', Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky was given his choice of film project by his eager producer and friend, Michel Seydoux. Jodorowsky picked ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert (despite how he hadn't actually read the book yet) and for the next two years sought out the means and manpower to make the feature film adaptation a reality. This film would have had a soundtrack by Music/PinkFloyd and Music/{{Magma}}. It would have had character designs by the then up-and-coming Creator/{{Moebius}} and Creator/HRGiger. It would have had an AllStarCast consisting of (but not limited to) Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/SalvadorDali, and Music/MickJagger. It would have been at least 14 hours long. That is, if it hadn't fallen through when Jodorowsky attempted to find a studio that would fund such an ambitious mammoth of a production.

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Following the success of ''Film/ElTopo'' and ''Film/TheHolyMountain'', Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky was given his choice of film project by his eager producer and friend, Michel Seydoux. Jodorowsky picked ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert (despite how he hadn't actually read the book yet) and for the next two years sought out the means and manpower to make the feature film adaptation a reality. This film would have had a soundtrack by Music/PinkFloyd and Music/{{Magma}}. It would have had character designs by the then up-and-coming Creator/{{Moebius}} and Creator/HRGiger. It would have had an AllStarCast consisting of (but not limited to) Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/SalvadorDali, and Music/MickJagger. It would have been at least 14 hours long. long...

That is, if it hadn't fallen through when Jodorowsky attempted to find a studio that would fund such an ambitious mammoth of a production.


* TrainingFromHell: Jodorowsky subjected his own 12-year-old son Creator/{{Brontis|Jodorowsky}} to a very demanding training regimen in martial arts, swordsmanship and knife fighting to prepare him to play the part of Paul: 6 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for 2 whole years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen[[invoked]]: An entire documentary on this hypothetical movie.

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* TrainingFromHell: Jodorowsky subjected his own 12-year-old son Creator/{{Brontis|Jodorowsky}} to a very demanding training regimen in martial arts, swordsmanship and knife fighting to prepare him to play the part of Paul: Paul Atreides: 6 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for 2 whole years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen[[invoked]]: An entire documentary on this hypothetical movie.movie.
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