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Re: Dune: Book, Movie, Miniseries.
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2016, 10:23:43 AM »
Me too - it had Jean Luc ......................... and worm riding ...................  :engel:
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Re: Dune: Book, Movie, Miniseries.
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2016, 05:35:38 PM »
I've watched the Lynch film, mini series, and read the first 3.5 books. All were OK, but seemed to fall short of what they could have been. I can't say I'm really that excited about yet another production.

Someday I would like to go back to the book series. I've been told that it picks back up a bit, and right about where I left off is the low point. My understanding is that it takes on more "universal scale" themes later in the series...? (And also that Herbert never finished it before he passed...?)

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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2016, 06:26:41 PM »
Me too - it had Jean Luc ......................... and worm riding ...................  :engel:

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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2016, 06:33:54 PM »
I read the book as a teenager and found it incredibly dull.  Never bothered with any film or television adaptations.

90% of Herbert's work revolves around court intrigue and power playing.  I can see how as a teen you were not moved. Dune is visionary philosophical, mystical and strange as fuck, it's not for everybody.

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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2016, 11:04:19 PM »
Will be interesting to see if they can pull off a decent new movie that has the visuals, but also manages to convey the setting and story.

A good question... for another time.

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« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2016, 05:45:46 PM »
I liked the movie with Sting. I liked the first few episodes of the mini series but I found it got boring with just vision after vision after vision.

For me it's the kind of book that just doesn't translate well into tv or film.

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« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2016, 10:51:23 PM »
The movie had an awesome score, some awesome visuals, and about five minutes of Virginia Madsen.

The rest was meh.

Legendary Pictures eh? I guess we'll have to...............................wait for it.  :icon_cool:

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« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2016, 11:31:08 PM »
See, when I watched it, I found Francesca Annis quite striking. Take away the 80's hair, and she was quite beautiful.
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2018, 03:00:20 PM »
2 things:

1: Can we move this to The Count's Tavern.

2: They have announced a Dune movie slated for 2019.

As of right now it is in pre-production with Timothee Chalamet is slated to be Paul and its to be directed by Denis Villeneuve (The Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Sicario).

I still cannot get through the David Lynch movie so I hope it does better than it.  I liked the SciFi mini series (if only they had better production) and loved the book.  I hope this one does well and honors the book.
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2018, 03:29:28 PM »
Oh man I loved the David Lynch one. It was just so weird and different watching it when I was young, even with Sting running around in his weird bathing suit thing.

I'm maybe a little hyped to see another remake coming. I like Dune a great deal, but I just wish they'd stop remaking every movie and try making something different. Maybe even doing a different one of the Dune books for once.

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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2018, 03:37:12 PM »
I'd be happier with an HBO series, perhaps with each season being a different book.
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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »
There was a big push in HBO from the GOT team to make DUNE but it was all but shot down. 

I was really happy with Villeneuve's Blade Runner.  It's one of the best films of last year.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for how he handles Dune.  As we have learned with Star Wars recently or Lynch's film in the past,  Producers and Executives can really derail a project. I'd like to say that I hope he film's Dune in a different way than Herbert Wrote the book.  I would rather not have Harkonen and Emperor's plotting revealed up front and give the new audience some surprise just as an example.  After a second reading of Dune, I felt it would have been a more exciting story but Herbert had this storytelling as a narration or even biblical perspective.  After all the entire format is as if it were history.  Dune from a film perspective could be a lot more interesting with a series of reveals and mystery.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2018, 05:46:32 PM »
I agree.  Hints of the betrayal (so there is a pay off) rather than being upfront about it would make the film more compelling.
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2019, 05:42:44 PM »
Some more casting announcements:

Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides
Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica
Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen
Javier Bardem as Stilgar
Josh Brolin as Gurney
Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho
Charlotte Rampling as reverend mother
Dave Bautista as Rabban
Zendaya as Chani (She is only rumored at this point)
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