Leni Riefenstahl’s “Dance to the Sea” in The Holy Mountain (1926, dir. Arnold Fanck) (via)
The Holy Mountain (1973, dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
“I believe that the only end of all human activity - whether it be politics, art, science, etc. - is to find enlightment, to reach the state of enlightenment. I ask of film what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs. The difference being that when one creates a psychedelic film, he need not create a film that shows the visions of a person who has taken a pill; rather, he needs to manufacture the pill.”
-Jodorowsky, quoted in El Topo: a book of the film
The Holy Mountain’s “Cathedral of Ice” (1926, dir. Arnold Fanck) (via)
The 50 ft. tall cathedral was constructed from ice painstakingly shaped for months on an armature of metal pipes.