Mondo Jodo: Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky. By Ben Cobb. Alejandro Jodorowsky remains one of. click to buy “Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky” at Amazon For nearly 40 years, the Chilean-born eccentric Alejandro. The films of Chilean-born director Alejandro Jodorowsky have confronted and confounded critics for years, finding purchase amongst cult film aficionados.

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Chris Thompson rated it it was amazing Feb 13, As ofJodorowsky has written at least 25 books, in Spanish and French, on a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction topics.

He first encountered fame at the Elgin, where screenings of El Topo guaranteed sold-out theatres — until Allen Klein took over the distribution and moved the film uptown to a ritzier venue, uodorowsky it unceremoniously bombed. One month after the tragedy, the Mexican public understandably remained in a state of unrest, and rumours abounded falsely linking the violent, controversial Fando y Lis to the massacre. Fascinating stuff, but fucking insane.

Goodreads helps you alejajdro track of books you want to read. His first feature, Fando y Lis Fando and Lis, premiered in Mexico just one month after the Tlatelolco student massacre of 1provoking a riot that forced the director to escape from the theatre out of sight, crouched on the floor of a limousine.


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Decades passed by as his work suffered the aesthetic downgrade of haphazard dubbing, poor image transfers and unsightly Japanese censorship bars. Augie rated it liked it Aug 31, Click here to order this book directly from.

The book is undoubtedly well researched — its organisation of biographical information, rare images and print material, production anecdotes, and xnd sources is conscientious and authoritative — but not quite definitive, as the descriptive blurb on the back cover would have us believe.

His broken English still manages to convey a formidable intelligence when spoken aloud and in sync with other elements of physical expression.

Aided by the military, the police opened fire on the unarmed students. He burrows a hole so that the group can escape to the world outside, only to see his friends cursorily shot down by the wretched townspeople. Thomas Lampion rated it it was ok Apr 27, Return to Book Page. Ian Davison rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Ian Wolfson rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Anarchy and Alchemy rhe to appeal to both types of viewers; it has a foreword written by Alan Jones, a journalist with horror film industry affiliations, and an introduction by Stephen Barber, a professor at Kingston University with a penchant for the experimental, who anx published books on Artaud and the Adn Action group.

Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky

One year after the release of Anarchy and Alchemythe esoterically-inclined publishing house Inner Traditions International is now publishing an English translation of this book, under the title The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: Otherorganism rated it really liked it Jun 07, Quoted in Cobb, p. This is the sixth book in Creation’s highly-acclaimed Persistence of Vision film book series. Jeffrey rated it liked it Sep 02, I have written a brief review of this translation for Film Commentvol.


Marie Pascale Gignac rated it really liked it Dec 31, Every film mentioned in Anarchy and Alchemy is given a scrupulous shot-by-shot exposition, accompanied by copious footnotes.

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Published February 25th by Creation Books first published August 15th It certainly delves much further than the extant or rather, nonexistent articles on Jodorowsky save for Snarchy. Ghostea rated it really liked it Feb 17, Preview — Anarchy and Alchemy by Ben Cobb. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.