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10-03-2011, 06:16 AM
Has anyone seen, “The Holy Mountain”, by Alejandro Jodorowsky 1973?

I bought it after reading the synopsis and it is captivating if only by its surrealism.
A must see film even if you regret watching it afterwards :)

You can read The Plot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holy_Mountain_(1973_film)#Plot) however it does summarise the whole film, including the end.

I would love to hear others views on it.


10-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Just watched the trailer.

Looks very interesting, to say the least! I'm going to try and get this.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

11-04-2011, 09:21 PM
I downloaded the film, pretty intense stuff. I don't think I have seen a film with so much esoteric symbolism.

Interesting interview, worth the watch: http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/occupy_your_mind_an_interview_with_alejandro_jodor owsky/


11-05-2011, 04:06 AM
El Topo blew my mind (sometime in the mid 70s). My tripping buddy took me to see it while we were still tripping, and I cursed him at the beginning because of the graphic violence, but eventually the detachment re-asserted itself, and I could discern the various types of 'Masters.' The symbolism was even more dense as The Holy Mountain, which I watched within the past year. The former was Eastern and yogic for the most part, the latter, Western and alchemical.