When I saw a Jesus-like man surrounded by a plethora of Jesus-like paper mache figures, I could’ve only guessed that Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain was going to be… well, different.
Released in the early 70s and given the psychedelic aspect of the film, its Beatles connection comes as no surprise. The Lennon/Ono camp contributed financially, while George was lined up for the more active role of cleaning… an orifice- which, by the way, is nothing I thought I’d ever blog about- in front of the camera.
I’ve only seen this once and still have yet to decipher an exact meaning to the film but that’s probably the point.
A few Danish folk in a band called The Informations borrowed a few scenes from the movie for their track “Lion’s Hand”. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean when I say w.t.f.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.