El Topo. Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ross Firestone.
El Topo

El Topo. A Book of the Film by Alexandro Jodorowsky

New York: Douglas Book Corporation, 1971. 1st Paperback Edition. Octavo, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.

Photoplay edition of Jodorowsky's allegorical Western, "a work of fabulous but probably deranged imagination...as fully considered and ordered as fine clockwork" (Peter Schjeldahl). The Franco-Chilean auteur wrote, directed, starred in, and scored the film, which originally ran only in midnight showings, and was otherwise unavailable for many years after. Part one of the photoplay presents the screenplay, while part two comprises an extended interview with the filmmaker: "I think that Alexander the Great was journeying into the depths of his being. I think that Odysseus was another great traveler. I want to travel the route of the Odyssey. I want to travel the route of Alexander the Great. I want to travel into the deepest areas of my being in order to reach enlightenment." Illustrated throughout with black-and-white film stills and photos. Published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. Some creasing and general edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #414


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