The Film Canon: El Topo (1970)

  • I’ve got to admit, I’m not a fan of this film. I actually find it rather tedious, a meandering procession of nonsense that grows utterly wearying fairly quickly.

    Now, “The Holy Mountain” – there’s a film I can get behind.

    • Nathanael Hood

      No kidding? Because you could say the exact same thing about THE HOLY MOUNTAIN. ;)

      • I don’t find “The Holy Mountain” nearly as rambling or impenetrable. It’s far more narratively concise and about ten times more visually compelling, with ideas that actually come across coherently.

        • Nathanael Hood

          In my opinion, Jodorowsky never got more clear than with his film SANTA SANGRE. Ever see that one?