The First And Definitive Study Of This Major Film-Maker.
Alejandro Jodorowsky remains one of cinema's most controversial and influential film-makers. In 1968 his scandalous debut FANDO & LIS caused a riot in Mexico, forcing the Chilean-born director into exile in France. The following year his weird and violent underground smash hit EL TOPO dragged the hippy generation into the 70s, single-handedly invented the American Midnight Movie phenomenon and transformed its creator into a counter-culture icon championed by the likes of John Lennon and, latterly, Marilyn Manson.
ANARCHY AND ALCHEMY features exclusive interview material, rare images, and exhaustive chapters on all Jodorowskyís films including the mesmerising cine-trip THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, the award-winning Oedipal circus show SANTA SANGRE, and the aborted DUNE project with Salvador Dali, Pink Floyd and H R Giger.
With further texts on Jodorowskyís 60s terror-theatre outfit The Panic Movement, his mime projects with Marcel Marceau and his graphic novel collaborations with Moebius, and illustrated throughout, ANARCHY AND ALCHEMY is the first and definitive study of this enigmatic, elusive yet illuminating artist.
Persistence of Vision Volume 6.