Sunday, September 19, 2010

It was a Different Time.

The capsule description for Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 film, The Holy Mountain:

A grotesque tale rich in allegory and sacrilegious imagery as a thief is first crucified then enlisted by an alchemist to join a group of elites who seek divinity and immortality. 

A different review sums up the movie in one sentence: A surreal 1970's mind trip.

To which I can add little other than it was a totally entertaining movie in the sense that I was never sure what was going to happen.

I held something of a running dialogue with myself during the movie, which Lydia did not seem entirely pleased with.

Me: Oh, that lady's got a monkey! Now Jesus is carrying a sculpture of himself. Look, they're in the eyeball room. That man has goats. The lizards are wearing hats!

Lydia: Do you even hear what you're saying?


Emily said...

I may be alone in this, but the second part of Holy Mountain reminded me of Zardoz for some/no reason (granted, I saw both movies years apart...). And yes, I'm pretty sure the cognoscente would not agree with me; nevertheless, Zardoz should definitely be the next movie you guys watch (if you haven't already seen it). (Don't read what it's about first if possible. Trust me.)

Adam said...

Will do!