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A.k.a.
The Holy Mountain
Year
1973
Runtime
114 min.
Director
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Genres
Drama, Fantasy
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
19,942
Checks
4,301
Favs
687
Dislikes
90
Favs/checks
16.0% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. thestuman101694's avatar

    thestuman101694

    George Harrison was intended to play the main character but he withdrew when read in the script he had to wash his anus in front of the camera. 8 years 1 month ago
  2. Litso's avatar

    Litso

    Weirdest movie I've ever seen 8 years 8 months ago
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    Siskoid

    The massacre of the Aztecs done with horned toads and frogs. A mechanical vagina giving birth to a smaller version of itself. Rock and roll machine guns. Just some of the strange and often shocking images in Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain. Undoubtledy his masterpiece, don't expect a straightforward story. On the surface, it is a man's quest for enlightenment, and an indictment of our unenlightened society. But Jodorowsky uses film in a poetic, or in this case, allegorical way, not in a prosaic one. His usual tropes - near constant nudity, amputee actors, and taboo imagery - are all present, laced with symbolism from every mystical tradition. While I'm sure I'd have understood more if I'd been a Kabbalist or something, I'm rather happy with my interpretation, which didn't jar much at all from those nuggets Jodorowsky gives on his commentary track (in Spanish, with subtitles). Even just as a visual experience, it is a clever piece of work, with more things you've never seen before in the first 5 minutes than in any other film ever made. 4 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's 1970s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #81 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  3. This movie ranks #83 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
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  4. This movie ranks #333 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  5. This movie ranks #416 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #428 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  7. This movie ranks #433 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  8. This movie ranks #772 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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