David Kirkpatrick

December 18, 2008

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Holy Mountain”

Filed under: Arts, Media — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:11 am

I watched this classic movie from 1973 last night. It’s worth the watching for sure. Odd, interesting and Fellini-esque are three good adjectives to go with.

Some of the IMDB reviews get a little over-wrought with spiritual symbolism, but the overall message is brilliant. I won’t spoil anything, so get out there and find a copy. It’s available on DVD.

Here’s the basic description of the movie:

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to six wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These six, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide’s assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.