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Author Santos, Alessandra, 1970- author

Title The holy mountain / Alessandra Santos
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
©2017
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 136 pages) : illustrations
Series Cultographies
Cultographies.
Contents Enlightenment for sale: production, promotion, initial reception -- The secret of immortality: afterlife -- Sacred excrement: reading The Holy Mountain -- 'Real life awaits us!': placing The Holy Mountain
Summary Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo helped inaugurate the midnight movie phenomenon. Its success spawned The Holy Mountain, through interventions by John Lennon and Allen Klein. After a scandalous release and a 16-month midnight career, The Holy Mountain was relegated to the underground world of fan bootlegs for over thirty years until its limited restored release in 2007. This short study reveals how The Holy Mountain, a poetic, hilarious, and anarchist cult film by an international auteur, anchored in post-1968 critiques, is - at the same time - an archaeological capsule of the counterculture movement, a timely subversion of mystical tenets, and one of the most mysterious films in the history of world cinema
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-128) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Holy mountain (Motion picture : 1973)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231851081 (electronic bk.)
9780231851084 (electronic bk.)
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