Original script exerpts
El Topo photo gallery
On camera interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky
Feature commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
It was the landmark cult film that began the whole Midnight Movie phenomena of the counterculture crazy 1970s. EL TOPO was the most talked about, most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made, transforming the way risk-taking audiences, seeking mainstream Hollywood alternatives, watched edgy underground films. Classic Americana and avant-garde European cinema sensibilities meet Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and cosmic mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) must defeat his four sharp-shooting rivals on an ever-increasingly bizarre path to allegorical self-enlightenment and surreal resurrection.
After watching this film, Twin Peaks and all my favorite David Lynch films seem to remind me of
El Topo constantly when I watch them again and belong to or stem from the same... Read more
What do I love about this film? Well, I love a good mystery - and after watching El Topo three times, the plot is still a total mystery!
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Very weird but yet captivating film. One that gets better with each viewing. Now I need to see holy mountain. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mathias
What can you say. I remember watching this everytime it it was run in the cheezy little cinemas on Bloor street during the 70s. Some story,...Published 2 months ago by landlocked