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A peyote fueled western set in a nightmarish wasteland

  • Jul 30, 2009
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El Topo has to be one of the most strangest films in history. A mysterious gunfighter dressed in black accompanied by his young son cross the desert on a quest to become the greatest gunslinger.  He fights them all and along the way learns more about life and everything is not what it seems.  A very soul changing metaphysical journey into one's self. It's a pretty twisted film that's highly enjoyable. A film filled with all kinds of beautiful people and unique individuals and it comes across like a bad LSD trip. Too many crazy visuals for a sane person to handle. Many of the film's scenes will be burned into you brain long after you seen it. I highly recommend this movie, It's one you'll never forgot. A true experience in film-making
A peyote fueled western set in a nightmarish wasteland A peyote fueled western set in a nightmarish wasteland A peyote fueled western set in a nightmarish wasteland A peyote fueled western set in a nightmarish wasteland

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August 18, 2009
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**** out of ****    After seeing but two of the four major works of surrealist cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky - "Santa Sangre" and "The Holy Mountain" - , I came to a sudden realization; there were still two more of the acclaimed director's films that I needed to tackle. One of those films is "El Topo"; a film that I have tried many times before to sit through; each time failing to succeed in doing so. What can I say; this is not an easy film. It doesn't follow a conventional …
review by . May 05, 2009
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Forget everything you've heard. Forget the name of the film. Just see it! Jodorowsky is another undisputed cinematic god & El Topo is his crowning work of art. For anyone not familiar with the man's work, here is a fantastic place to start. Trust me, there are not enough wonderful things to say about the film without totally spoiling the entire experience for you. Let's just say that there is nothing like it & probability suggests never will be.      For those who like …
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El Topo (The Mole) is a 1970 allegorical, cult western movie and underground film, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy, the film is about the eponymous character - a violent, black-clad gunfighter - and his quest for enlightenment. For many years the film could only be seen at midnight screenings, in arthouses and via partially censored Japanese laserdiscs and bootlegged videos until its official DVD release on May 1, 2007.

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