38 – From personal passion to theatrical release - Jodorowsky’s Dune with Stephen Scarlata

“I gotta pour out these ideas somehow or I’ll explode. I just have to keep doing it until something happens." — Stephen Scarlata

“I gotta pour out these ideas somehow or I’ll explode. I just have to keep doing it until something happens." — Stephen Scarlata

This week’s podcast is an interview with producer Stephen Scarlata. Steve produced the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune a movie about a movie that was never made. So why, out of all of the millions of movies that have never been made would he choose this particular movie? Because it’s a tale of crazy, a story of passion and fable of enduring influence. You don’t have to know anything about Dune or Jodorowsky to enjoy the film, you just have to be curious about creativity and what it means to put every bit of yourself into a project. 

In my chat with Stephen we talk about just how long the movie took to make and what it takes to make a feature length documentary while still working day jobs (spoiler: it involves any spare hour) We also talk about how this film came from Steve’s personal passions.

But before all that we have a mutual nerd out session where we talk about our love of Fangoria Magazine and the horror movies we grew up on. So, I hope you enjoy today’s chat with Stephen Scarlata. 

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Links from today’s episode

Jodorowsky’s Dune - http://jodorowskysdune.com/

Hellraiser - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093177/

Hardware - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099740/

Fangoria - http://www.fangoria.com/

Videodrome - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/

Re-animator - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089885

Texas Chainsaw Masacre 2 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092076/

Fright Night - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089175/

Clive Barker - http://www.clivebarker.info/

Nightbreed - Director’s Cut - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightbreed

David Cronenberg - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cronenberg

Scanners - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081455/

HBO - http://www.hbo.com/

Tom Savini - http://savini.com/

Tom Savini’s Scream time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1be6UJQl5E

Columbia College Hollywood - http://www.columbiacollege.edu/

Surf Nazi’s Must Die - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094077/

Fist Fighter - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094599/

Roger Corman - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Corman

Quentin Tarintino - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino

Asphalt Quartet - https://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/10930/the-asphalt-quartet/

Robert Pastorelli - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pastorelli

James Russo - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Russo

Glen Plummer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Plummer

Streetcorner Justice - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117761/

Dario Argento - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Argento

Suspiria - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076786/

Sante Sangre - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098253/

Claudio Argento - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Argento

Alejandro Jodorowsky - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Jodorowsky

The Symbol Grows - http://www.hotweird.com/jodorowsky/

Frank Pavich - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0667650/

Jellyfish - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyfish_(band)

Andy Sturmer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Sturmer

santa anita race track - http://www.santaanita.com/

Femme Fatales - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1841108/

Cinemax - http://www.cinemax.com/

Orson Welles - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

Gator Boys - http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/gator-boys/

Time Top 10 Movies 2014 - http://time.com/3616154/top-10-best-movies-2014/

Twitter.com/XneckX - https://twitter.com/xNECKx/status/488760301878128640

Star Wars - http://www.starwars.com/

Jaws - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/

Galaxy Quest - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177789/

Matrix - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/

Charlie’s Angels - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160127

Bruce Lee - http://www.brucelee.com/

Blade Runner - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner

Dino Delaurentis - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_De_Laurentiis

David Lynch’s Dune - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_%28film%29

Salvador Dali - http://www.salvadordali.com/

Mick Jagger - http://www.mickjagger.com/

Udo Kerr - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001424/

Gloria Swanson -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Swanson

Alicia Witt - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Witt

The Congress - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821641/

Ari Folman - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Folman

Fondo and Liz - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061643/

El Topo - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067866

The Holy Mountain - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071615/

Jobriath - http://jobriaththemovie.com/

Qello - http://qello.com/

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - http://redhotchilipeppers.com/

Under The Bridge - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Bridge

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Blue Ray - http://www.amazon.com/Pee-wees-Playhouse-Complete-Series-Blu-ray/dp/B00JHH21FY

Book Of Life - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Life_%282014_film%29

Travis Stevens - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1705857/

Beauty is Embarrassing - http://buy.beautyisembarrassing.com/

Meet The Feebles - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097858/

Bad Taste - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092610

Lord of the Rings - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737

Peter Jackson - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Jackson

New Line Cinema - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Line_Cinema

Nightmare on Elm street - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087800/

The Howling - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082533/