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Jodorowsky, Alejandro

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Most widely held works by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jodorowsky's Dune by Frank Pavich( Visual )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to make a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel, Dune, starring Jodorowsky's own 12-year-old son, as well as Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali with music by Pink Floyd; film includes interviews with Jodorowsky and others
El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

113 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First part of the film follows El Topo, a gunfighter and his seven year old son on their journey across the desert as they come upon a massacre and hunt down the killers. The second part shows the death of El Topo, and the rise of his son to fill his place
Santa sangre by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

60 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the story of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, deaf-mute lover, and murder. It is an odyssey of ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness
Where the bird sings best by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of how his Ukrainian Jewish grandfather, his fiery wife, Teresa, and their four children moved to Chile under fake passports and assumed Christian identities, with only a half-kopek to their name and no idea how they'd forge their new lives. His book is a family saga filled with ancestors both mythical and real including bee-covered relatives, women who commune with wolves, snake charmers, and militant anarchists"--
La danza de la realidad by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Tocopilla, Chile, young Alejandro must prove his bravery to his Communist father Jaime. He endures physical testing, with his father's strong approval. However, his behavior backslides when he collapses at a funeral, so he decides, in order to show his worth, to assassinate the right-wing president Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. The film is a mystical autobiography of Alejandro Jodorowsky's childhood that blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry. It reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective, but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations
Fando y Lis by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Banned in Mexico, a permanent cause celebre, surrealist 'fabulador' Alejandro Jodorowsky's unique career began with this bizarre tale of corrupted innocence, sadomasochistic love and unattainable paradise. Created from hazy memories of the controversial Fernando Arrabal play he staged in Paris, Jodorowsky's sublime freak-out follows impotent Fando (Sergio Kleiner) and his paraplegic sweetheart Lis (Diana Mariscal) searching for the enchanted city of Tar where spiritual ecstasy resides"--Container
The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called The Incal. Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe."--Amazon website
The holy mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

78 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal
Poesía sin fin = Endless poetry by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chilean poet Alejandro Jodorowsky tells his own life story
El Topo; a book of the film by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der ganz in Schwarz gekleidete Revolverheld El Topo ("Der Maulwurf) reitet zusammen mit seinem nackten, sieben Jahre alten Sohn Brontis durch die Wüste. An einem einsam stehenden Holzpfosten halten sie an und El Topo befiehlt seinem Sohn, er solle an dieser Stelle sein erstes Spielzeug und das Bild seiner Mutter vergraben, denn mit sieben Jahren sei er nun ein Mann. Als sie die Wüste verlassen, gelangen sie in ein Dorf, in dem sich ein furchtbares Massaker ereignet hat: Alle Einwohner und alle Tiere sind abgeschlachtet worden. Der einzige Überlebende fleht El Topo an, ihn zu töten. Dieser übergibt seinem Sohn einen Revolver, mit dem er den schwer Verletzten durch einen Schuss ins Herz erlöst. Nun begeben sie sich auf die Suche nach den Mördern und finden schon bald drei von ihnen in den Bergen. Sie fordern El Topo zum Duell und werden dabei von ihm getötet. Bevor er stirbt, kann einer von ihnen El Topo noch verraten, dass ihr Anführer, der "Colonel, sich mit dem Rest der Bande in einer Franziskaner-Mission verschanzt hat. Die Szene wechselt nun zur Mission, wo sich fünf Banditen aufhalten. Einer von ihnen erschießt wehrlose Dorfbewohner, die anderen vier misshandeln Mönche. Der Colonel befindet sich im Inneren eines Gebäudes, auf einem Bett liegend. Seine Frau Mara kommt herein, um ihn anzukleiden. Danach gehen beide ins Freie, wo der Colonel die vier Banditen um sich versammelt, die zuvor die Mönche misshandelt hatten.
Alexandro Jodorowsky's The holy mountain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot follows a Christ-like character--the Thief--found lying in a dusty street, covered with flies and his own urine until being rescued/resurrected by a partial-limbed dwarf and a gang of naked boys. He then wanders through the city observing the madness of modern life, including a massacre of protesters by riot soldiers photographed by rich tourists and a tribute to the Spanish conquest of Mexico re-enacted by costumed lizards on a scale model of Aztec pyramids. The Thief joins a group of emblematic figures based on the Tarot assembled by the Alchemist to attack the mountaintop fortress of society's rulers, the Immortals. An almost purely visual bit of pop-philosophical fluff, it has been interpreted as a satire on the pretentious artistic community, the dehumanized industrial work force, the lazy bourgeois, the rigid police state, and organized religion--overlaid with the stealthy paternalism common in the '70s counterculture
The Metabarons by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cult spin-off from The Incal that centers around the fascinating lineage of the universe's ultimate warrior. This collection introduces the Metabaron's bloodline and reveals the origins of their deep-seated principles. Discover the source of the family's vast wealth, learn why every Metabaron has cybernetic implants, and why the only way to become the next Metabaron is for him to defeat his own father in mortal combat. Follow each successive generation as they struggle to overcome the forces amassed against them in a galaxy corrupted by greed and power
The way of tarot : the spiritual teacher in the cards by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's insights into the Tarot as a spiritual path Works with the original Marseille Tarot to reveal the roots of Western wisdom Provides the key to the symbolic language of the Tarot's "nomadic cathedral" Transforms a simple divination tool into a vehicle for self-realization and healing Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul. The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot's Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a "nomadic cathedral" whose parts--the 78 cards or "arcana"--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot's hermetic symbolism. The authors explore the secret associations behind the hierarchy of the cards and the correspondences between the suits and energies within human beings. Each description of the Major Arcana includes key word summaries, symbolic meanings, traditional interpretations, and a section where the card speaks for itself. Jodorowsky and Costa then take the art of reading the Tarot to a depth never before possible. Using their work with Tarology, a new psychological approach that uses the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a mirror image of the personality, they offer a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing
Albina and the dog-men : a fantastical novel by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly funny, surreal novel set in Chile and Peru, Albina and the Dog-Men is Alejandro Jodorowsky's sprawling modern myth in which sexual desire appears as a dangerous and generative force that mutates and transforms, unraveling identities and rending the social and moral fabric of a small town. Written with the stunning vision and cinematic flair he brought to his cult 1970s psychedelic freak-out films El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky turns the classic stranger-comes-to-town narrative on its head in his novel Albina and the Dog-Men. When two women--a beautiful amnesiac albino giantess and her protector, a leather-tough woman called Crabby--arrive in this South American desert town, Albina's otherworldly allure and unfettered sensuality turns men into wild animals. Chased at the same time by a clubfoot criminal, Albina and Crabby must fend off their aggressors before the town consumes itself in an orgy of lust and violence
La cravate by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

17 editions published in 2007 in 6 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Paris, this is a silent adaptation of Thomas Mann's The transposed heads - a legend of India
The son of black Thursday by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] mythopoetic portrait of the artist as a young man in Chile in the tumultuous 1930s."--
Final Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclusion of the spiritual space adventures of lowly Class 'R' Detective John Difool
The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar; el Topo searches the desert to defeat four master gunmen and to find enlightenment; an alchemist assembles a group of people from all walks of life to prepare them for the trip to Lotus Island where they will ascend the holy mountain to displace the gods who rule the universe
Las ansias carnivoras de la nada by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Spanish and Russian and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight movies : from the margin to the mainstream by Stuart Samuels( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1970 and 1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch movies: The allegorical freak-out "El topo," the graphic horror of "Night of the living dead," the outrageous filth fest "Pink flamingos," outlaw reggae's "The harder they come," the phenomenal Rocky horror picture show," and the darkly disturbing "Eraserhead." In this acclaimed documentary, discover the surprising stories behind the movies that defied mainstream America to change the world of cinema forever, featuring startling clips, rare archival footage and revealing interviews with the films' directors, distributors, exhibitors and supporters
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The way of tarot : the spiritual teacher in the cards
The IncalThe MetabaronsThe way of tarot : the spiritual teacher in the cardsThe son of black ThursdayFinal IncalLas ansias carnivoras de la nadaLa danza de la realidad : psicomagia y psicochamanismo
Alternative Names
Alehandro Hodorovskis

Alejandro Jodorowski

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky Chilean-French filmmaker

Alejandro Jodorowsky Chileens schrijver

Alejandro Jodorowsky chilenischer Regisseur, Schauspieler und Autor

Alejandro Jodorowsky chilijski reżyser, twórca komiksów, okultysta

Alejandro Jodorowsky chilský spisovatel knih a komiksů, režisér

Alejandro Jodorowsky Escritor y director de cine chileno-francés, de ascendencia judeo-ucraniana

Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer

Alejandro Jodorowsky réalisateur, acteur, auteur de film et scénariste de bande dessinée

Alejandro Jodorowsky scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta cileno

Alexandre Jodorowsky

Alexandro Jodorowsky

Jodorovsky, Alejandro.

Jodorovsky, Alexandro.

Jodorowski, Alexandro 1929-


Jodorowsky 1929-....

Jodorowsky, Alejandro.

Jodorowsky Alejandro 1929-....

Jodorowsky, Alejandro 1930-

Jodorowsky Alessandr

Jodorowsky, Alessandro 1929-

Jodorowsky , Alexandre

Jodorowsky Alexandre 1929-....

Jodorowsky Alexandro

Jodorowsky, Alexandro 1929-

Jodorowsky, Alexandro 1930-

Jodorowsky-Prullansky, Alejandro

Jodorowsky-Prullansky, Alejandro 1929-

Khodorovskiĭ, Alekhandro

Khodorovskiĭ, Alekhandro 1929-

Prullansky, Alejandro Jodorowsky 1929-

Αλεχάντρο Χοδορόφσκι

Алехандро Ходоровски

Алехандро Ходоровски чилийско-французский режиссер, автор комиксов, психотерапевт, мим, композитор

Алехандро Ходоровський

Прульянски А. Х. 1929-

Прулянски А. Х. 1929-

Ходоровски-Прульянски А. 1929-

Ходоровски-Прулянски А. 1929-

Ходоровский А. 1929-

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אלחנדרו חודורובסקי

آلخاندرو خودوروفسکی نویسنده و کارگردان شیلیایی

أليخاندرو يودوروفسكي

আলেহান্দ্রো হোদোরফ্‌স্কি

ალეხანდრო ხოდოროვსკი

알레한드로 호도로프스키

조도로프스키, 알레한드로 1929-


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