Dune...The Movie thread (Unofficial)

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yes read all the Frank Herbert books ,,,,,never tried any of his sons books ............................. also watched the film not great but alright for its time ,,,,,,,,,,,,the tv series Children of Dune was a lot better then the film
 
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yes read all the Frank Herbert books ,,,,,never tried any of his sons books ............................. also watched the film not great but alright for its time ,,,,,,,,,,,,the tv series Children of Dune was a lot better then the film
In terms of reading Im awful, but gonna give the original Herbert books another go round I reckon

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yes read all the Frank Herbert books ,,,,,never tried any of his sons books ............................. also watched the film not great but alright for its time ,,,,,,,,,,,,the tv series Children of Dune was a lot better then the film
I've also read them all and have to say the last couple did nothing much for me - the last one was pretty shite.

As for the son's risible flogging a dead franchise horse, I read the first page of one that I came across in the library. One page was enough to illustrate what badly written garbage it was so i put it back and shook my head in disgust.
 
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I've also read them all and have to say the last couple did nothing much for me - the last one was pretty shite.

As for the son's risible flogging a dead franchise horse, I read the first page of one that I came across in the library. One page was enough to illustrate what badly written garbage it was so i put it back and shook my head in disgust.
there were too many dues ex machinas....
 
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Yep. they lost me with the Golem
Sorry, just realised there was six books the old man wrote, it was the end of Chapter House in particular that I was castigating as being utter cuntitude. Now I come to think of it, I only rate the first three. Each subsequent one got exponentially worse, I'm ashamed I got as far as the end of the last one the piss-taking cunt conned the world with. :lol:
 
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Sorry, just realised there was six books the old man wrote, it was the end of Chapter House in particular that I was castigating as being utter cuntitude. Now I come to think of it, I only rate the first three. Each subsequent one got exponentially worse, I'm ashamed I got as far as the end of the last one the piss-taking cunt conned the world with. :lol:
Dont want to go into spoilers, but Leto sacrifice is imense...
 
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The film is gonna suck isnt it?
If they try to do what they did last time, then yes. It's too expansive, intricate and lengthy to do in one film.

They did the same thing with the Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy a few years back. The original BBC series was 5 hours long and a work of sheer genius. The film tried to do it in 2 hours and, whilst being quite good in its way, was probably most notable for Oldman being smart enough to not try to portray George Smiley in any way differently really from the definitive Alec Guinness interpretation. So he did a cracking impression of Gary Oldman doing Alec Guinness playing George Smiley. :lol:

I don't think Dune is unfilmable or impossible to do justice to. But it needs the LOTR treatment with three or more loooong films, with a big fucking budget and a production crew/director who are determined to stick close to the source material. In essence, cutting shit out diminishes the saga. Changing shit fucks it up. It's an, "It ain't broke so leave it the fuck alone cunts. Just realise the fucking visuals exactly as he describes them and say the fucking lines the characters say exactly as he wrote them" situation.

To give Lynch his credit, he recognised the dialogue should be left as much as possible. Unfortunately, there was a lot of the plot he couldn't or wouldn't leave in or leave non-reworked. Which ultimately left it a dog's dinner. A spectacular and brilliant-in-parts dog's dinner but still one all the same.
 
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If they try to do what they did last time, then yes. It's too expansive, intricate and lengthy to do in one film.

They did the same thing with the Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy a few years back. The original BBC series was 5 hours long and a work of sheer genius. The film tried to do it in 2 hours and, whilst being quite good in its way, was probably most notable for Oldman being smart enough to not try to portray George Smiley in any way differently really from the definitive Alec Guinness interpretation. So he did a cracking impression of Gary Oldman doing Alec Guinness playing George Smiley. :lol:

I don't think Dune is unfilmable or impossible to do justice to. But it needs the LOTR treatment with three or more loooong films, with a big fucking budget and a production crew/director who are determined to stick close to the source material. In essence, cutting shit out diminishes the saga. Changing shit fucks it up. It's an, "It ain't broke so leave it the fuck alone cunts. Just realise the fucking visuals exactly as he describes them and say the fucking lines the characters say exactly as he wrote them" situation.

To give Lynch his credit, he recognised the dialogue should be left as much as possible. Unfortunately, there was a lot of the plot he couldn't or wouldn't leave in or leave non-reworked. Which ultimately left it a dog's dinner. A spectacular and brilliant-in-parts dog's dinner but still one all the same.
I love me some Lynch...just think it was beyond him as a filmaker...