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Dune (Legendary Pictures)

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi/Fantasy Cinema' started by blacklabel, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Alex_Murphy

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    Read the book, watch the doc then wait for villeneuves groundbreaking, earth shattering, genre redefining, kubrick surpassing, masterwork of utter genius that everybody will love and i'll think is a load of over hyped shit almightloaflol

    If you're a fan of lynch then checkout his film but it's not his best work. TV show is supposed to be pretty pants as well so it might not be worth wasting your time on.
     
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    A good order:

    Read the first book
    > Then go into Jodorowsky's Dune
    > Then Lynch's Dune
    > Then scifi channel Dune miniseries with William Hurt

    read Dune Messiah and Children of Dune
    > Then watch the Children of Dune miniseries with James Mcavoy and Susan Sarandon.

    read the rest of the books at your leisure.
     
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    Are the sequels necessary. I was kind of approaching it as a standalone, but if the sequels (the ones by Frank at least) are decent I'd be open to checking them out.
     
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    So I've heard. I love me some Lynch though so whatever, I got the two hours to kill.
     
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    Dune,
    Dune Messiah and
    Children of Dune

    are a proper trilogy in terms of story, character and theme.
    the plot being Paul Atreides' rise and fall and the theme being the dangers of hero worship
    Dune Messiah is just as good as the first book... and Children of Dune is an ambitious, fascinating mess.
    zlol

    Everything else after that is on "take it or leave it" status.
     
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    There's two TV series????? alexjoneswow

    Watch the friggin Lynch movie, dammit! I love it!
    And after that the TV version by everyones favorite director.
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    Both miniseries... "aren't good" on a budget/aesthetic level.

    But they have nudity and a decent to very good cast, trying to do their "best" with the mediocre scripts.

    There's some good choices in both of them, though.
    Irulan has an expanded role.
    The twins in Children of Dune were aged to 18, allowing for the casting of James Mcavoy... who was already a damn good actor at that age. Children of Dune has a simplified plot compared to that of the book and it's all for the best, really.
     
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    jesus christ.. remembering the miniseries...

    The first had a very "Flash Gordon" aesthetic.

    And this example of "concept art" to "real life"
    has a very "expectations" vs "reality" feel. zlol

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    0 budget to pull these off. They only used the cheapest fabrics.
    zlol
     
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    For the 2nd miniseries, the new director realized that the "flash gordon aesthetic" was a bad fit for the material and they settled on mostly elegant and practical designs:

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    Not every costume design works on Children of Dune.. but when it does... It's pretty good.
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    Susan Sarandon has some really shitty costumes in that one, tho.
     
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    Starring Fake Shemp?
     
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    Anyone ever checked out the game?
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    Never played it. Not even the RTS.
     
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    I hear many words but I can smell him all over there.
     
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    What does this mean? glasswhy
     
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    Maybe a food comparison will help?
     
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    About 70 pages into Dune so far. I dig it. cheekylol
     
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    This never got an Region 1 Blu-ray release right? Also, is the extended version the one to go with here?

    There's a DVD of the regular cut at a local used film store, but I'm assuming I should probably get the extended instead?
     
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    I can only comment on the Lynch movie if that is what you are asking for.
     

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