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“What is to give light must endure burning.” (Documentary) 

The trailer above is from a truly fascinating documentary that explored the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: Chilean-French cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic film: DUNE.Whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his art-house freak-outs EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, Alejandro Jodorowsky secured the rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune – and began work on what was gearing up to be an unsuccessful attempt to create a cinematic game-changer, a sci-fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen…..The project ultimately stalled for financial reasons. The film rights lapsed until 1982, when they were purchased by Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis, who eventually released the 1984 film Dune, directed by David Lynch (TRAILER) (STARLOG) (ARTS) (Ridley Scott on Dune) …. Jodorowsky’s Dune…A-truly-Remarkable-doc! One-to-Watch! ORDER US & CANADA HERE, EUROPE HERE…. Also Recommend – Frank Pavich takes us behind the magic of (article)30 Lessons Learned from Jodorowsky’s DUNE (via Scoop.it)Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? by David Brooks – VIDEO