Dead Man + El Topo

Dead Man + El Topo
Podcast: Double Feature
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The acid western. Jim Jarmusch's black and white rock western...noir? Cinematographer Rober Müller. The central figure of the western. Tiny...

Posted October 3, 2021
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 14

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The acid western. Jim Jarmusch’s black and white rock western…noir? Cinematographer Rober Müller. The central figure of the western. Tiny Johnny Depp. William Blake has a full time job – as an accountant. As an accountant. Entering the spiritual world. The original midnight movie. The man in black, El Topo, has to kill a bunch of people so that the woman he took advantage of will fall in love with him. Having exclusively covered the old gentle Jodorowsky, it’s time Double Feature talks discusses Jodorowsky the provocateur. Did Alejandro Jodorowsky actually rape his co-star on camera as he said he did? New York #cancels. El Topo as a Jodorowsky myth.

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Dead Man

Dead Man


Released: December 23, 1995
Runtime: 121 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

El Topo

El Topo


Released: December 18, 1970
Runtime: 125 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta

El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man.

 
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