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  Dune (novel) - Dune
Dune spawned five sequels written by Herbert, and inspired a film adaptation by David Lynch, two mini-series made by the United States-based Sci-Fi Channel, computer games, and a series of prequels co-written by Brian Herbert, the author's son, and Kevin J. Anderson.
Dune is set far in the future amidst a sprawling feudal intergalactic empire where planetary fiefdoms are controlled by noble Houses that owe allegiance to the Imperial House Corrino.
The historical basis of this film lies in the story of the Sudanese supposed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad, an Islamic messianic figure that rose to power in the late 19th century.
dune.wikia.com /wiki/Dune_(novel)   (5346 words)

  Dune (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts.
Dune's premiere was on December 3, 1984 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and was released worldwide on December 14.
In the film, the 'thopters (ornithopters) are depicted as wingless, jet or rocket-propelled aircraft.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dune_(film)   (4384 words)

 Dune   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first Dune film tried to go around these problems by using a narrator to give a much-reduced overview of what was going on, and who was doing what to whom.
This version adds another vital character that the first film left out- the Emperor’s daughter, who although she narrated both the book and some of the original movie, was merely a set-dressing in the first.
In the expanded Dune, she is a player of her own, and in some ways, more meddling and intriguing than the Emperor himself.
www.sunfell.com /dune.htm   (461 words)

 Dune Movie
Dune's problems unfolded over many decades and involved hundreds of people: producers, writers, artists, designers, musicians and directors, who tried in vain to bring Herbert's classic science fiction novel to the screen.
In most cases, Dune projects failed because no one seemed capable enough of writing a script that was both comprehensive and good enough to be made into a movie.
Dune was alien terrain for Lynch, and despite the brilliant director's talents for showcasing the whimsical, no one could digest the intricacies of Frank Herbert's Dune in one sitting and then churn out a script.
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 The Landsraad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1965 Dune the novel was published; on March 20, 1983, Dune the film began shooting on soundstages at Mexico City's Churubusco Studios.
For his Dune cast, Jodorowsky had tentatively engaged such actors as Orson Welles for the Baron Harkonnen, David Carradine as Kynes, Salvador Dali as the emperor, and Charlotte Rampling as the Lady Jessica.
The fourth, and perhaps final, attempt to film Dune had begun...and the rest is history.
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 David Lynch's Dune: What Went Wrong?
Dune had the worst of both worlds, offending moviegoers by being too faithful to the book and offending fans of the book by not being faithful enough.
It had been clear since the mid-1970s when the first attempt to make a Dune film collapsed under the weight of "artistic differences," that this wasn't going to be a walk in the desert.
Although Frank Herbert was officially pleased with the film -- he referred to his relationship with Lynch as "synergy" -- rumors persist that the author was still disappointed in the project.
www.starport.com /sciencefiction/movies/lynch_dune_con_001205.html   (1227 words)

 Dune and the many attempts to film this complex novel, including the project by Arthur P Jacobs
Dune and the many attempts to film this complex novel, including the project by Arthur P Jacobs
The character behind this project was one Alexandro Jodorowsky, a Chilean film maker with a serious reputation for pushing the envelope.
The Dune he intended to make bore little relationship to the novel, and it is said that Jodorowsky spent considerable energy keeping a skeptical Frank Herbert at arms length.
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 DVD Times - Dune (Special Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the first half-hour, the film tries to pack in a maximum amount of information, starting the film with a character talking straight at the camera, bringing you up to speed - proof that there'll be some problems with the narrative.
The film, despite these huge problems, still retains an intrinsic value thanks to Lynch infusing some of his trademark dream/hallucinatory sequences and avant-garde film techniques with the team's visual flair for the unusual and the anachronistic.
Dune needed to be re-released and the current 2 DVD set manages to put together some pretty good extras and the best image Dune has been given this side of the pond.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=11194   (2768 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - 'Dune' - the Film
Making a film version of Dune had been considered before, but it was not until the early 1980s, after the success of science fiction films such as Star Wars and ET The Extra-Terrestrial, and the popularity of Battlestar Galactica on television that work on filming Dune was begun.
Filming began in 1983, and it was first shown in cinemas in December 1984.
The film has had quite an impact - it is mainly on the film that the 1993 computer game Dune was based, with many of the characters, especially Paul, looking like the actors who portrayed them in the film.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Dune at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dune has been noted as being David Lynch's Spartacus (a film director Stanley Kubrick disowned because he had made it for money and not as an artistic endeavor).
After the film flopped, Universal tried to recut it and release an extended version of the film by changing the opening narration, and adding a few new scenes.
The film is presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, but it is not enhanced for widescreen TVs, so in that retrospective, 16X9 fans may be more than a little disappointed.
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 'The Movie You Will Never See'
In the film, Duke Leto (father of Paul) would be a man castrated in a ritual combat in the arenas during a bullfight.
Dune is at present an illuminated world which traverses the galaxy, that leaves it, that gives its light--which is consciousness--to all the universe.
When I told him I wanted to purchase the rights to Dune and that the film had to be international because it would be more than ten million dollars (a fabulous sum for that time: even Hollywood didn't believe in science-fiction films, 2001 would be unique and unsurpassable) he didn't move a muscle: "Alright.
www.hotweird.com /jodorowsky/dunestory.html   (2940 words)

 Alejandro Jodorowsky - Unseen Dune
Dune is now a world illuminated, which crosses the galaxy, which leaves it, which gives it light - which is Consciousness - to all the universe.
Dune was not with my service, I were, as the samurai that I had found, with the service of the work.
A screenplay writer who made a film for the TV with Dalí said to me that he is unpredictable up to the point to choosing to be filmed in obscure corners, although have spent all the day to light sets, he refuses at the last second to put his feet there.
www.duneinfo.com /unseen/jodorowsky.asp   (4400 words)

 Dune (movie) - Dune Wiki
However, you are strongly encouraged to help us improve it further, particularly since it may not present information from all available Dune sources and it might not have been written by a person with a good overall understanding of the Dune universe.
Dune is a 1984 movie directed by David Lynch and based on the 1964 Frank Herbert novel of the same name.
The film inspired a series of video games, by Cryo Interactive and Westwood Studios, including Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune, which featured live actors (including John Rhys-Davies as the Atreides mentat in Dune 2000, and Michael Dorn the Atreides Duke Achillus in Emperor).
wiki.dune2k.com /Dune_(movie)   (1498 words)

 erasing clouds film essay: dune
Filming was finally to begin in 1974 with David Lean directing and Robert Bolt as the screenwriter.
The film was due to be released on December 14th, 1984.
Ellison goes on to recount a screening for the film that he tried to attend on the November 30th but was not allowed entry after speaking to Frank Wright, National Publicity Director for MCA at the time.
www.erasingclouds.com /wk2905dune.html   (2394 words)

 Filmstalker: Another Dune film?
According to a comment made by one of the Herbert family members on the Dune forums, the forums for the novels not the film, it seems that someone in Hollywood is showing interest in the original Frank Herbert novel again,...
According to a comment made by one of the Herbert family members on the Dune forums, the forums for the novels not the film, it seems that someone in Hollywood is showing interest in the original Frank Herbert novel again, and they're actively trying to get hold of the project.
Dune is not just a big sci-fi it is a mythology (in the way that Star Wars is so not).
www.filmstalker.co.uk /archives/2007/08/another_dune_film.html   (730 words)

 Dune versus Dune
Dune became popular and so did Grandpa thanks to what was actually in the book (Is that a Maker on the cover, or are you just happy to see me?).
No commentary on the Dune films would be complete without mentioning the main character, Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan in the movie, Alec Newman in the miniseries).
The '84 film was shot in an actual desert (big plus!), while the miniseries' desert scenes were filmed on a sound-stage - an obvious sound-stage with horribly fake backdrops.
www.scifidimensions.com /May02/dunevsdune.htm   (2031 words)

 Rossignol » Space Messiah, Rabbit Killer
This book is regularly picked upon as one of the most over-referenced and over-wrought pieces of 20th Century sci-fi, but it is unique amongst science fiction novels, because it is one of the few works that seems to speak beyond itself and to fulfil what the genre had promised.
Dune is one of those rare works that cannot help but upset psychological levels, especially those of writers.
His bizarre and exquisite space-opera comic, The Metabarons, has many links and references to his version of Dune, most of which are detectable, but merely implicit until you read his account of the failed Dune project.
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 Dune: The Miniseries (Soundtrack) by Graeme Revell
For film music fan's; however, Revell's approach to scoring the return of ol' Blue Eyes, was met with equal anticipation.
With Toto's heavy electronic influence in the 1984 score, the selection of Graeme Revell as the composer for this new millennial rendition of the story, and the fact that this is a made-for-tv-event (granted a six hour, $20 million, tv-event) it seems reasonable to have expected another strong electronic score.
All artwork from Dune is exclusive property of GNP Crescendo Records (c) 2001.
www.tracksounds.com /reviews/dunetv2001.htm   (1058 words)

 Dune universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the time of Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune, the turmoil caused by the fall of the God Emperor and the Scattering of trillions of humans into the freedom of unknown space is settling into a new pattern.
Hunters of Dune is the first of two novels based on an existing framework that Frank Herbert wrote prior to his death (the working title of that framework is known as Dune 7).
On the Dune website the same title is given as a the "tentative title" of a possible trilogy, which will deal with the early years of Paul Atreides.
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 Filmtracks: Dune (Toto)
Dune: (Toto/Brian Eno) Many people hold the film and score for Dune close to their heart, yet it was perhaps one of the biggest sci-fi disasters in the history of Hollywood.
The script was in shambles, the acting was visibly ridiculous (despite the incredible cast of co-stars), and articles were released comparing the giant sand worms to subliminal phallic references.
I'm not impressed by the Prophecy theme by Eno --it is dreary, although it goes well with Paul's dreams and hallucinations in the film.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/dune.html   (1864 words)

 Dune..Else known as Arrakis...: Dune film by David Lynch
When the original Dune book was out in 1965, science fiction was still a form of art which seem to speak to a mostly neglected "low-value" audience.
The rights for a Dune film came to David Lynch, who is known to be one of the most charismatic and, at the same time, peculiar directors in the history of cinema.
On the other hand we must admit that Irulan's short introduction to the movie is one of the most inspired we have seen in the history of science fiction cinema and that Sting forms a miraculous Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, with just the right mixture of cynicism, nastiness with an irresistible look in his face.
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 Dune   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is probably Lynch's lesser film and he admits it himself.
The cast is good, the sets are good, but the script is not, and the film is too elongated.
"Dune was a failure to me because I didn't feel I did, you know, the Dune I should have done." - David Lynch, during the interview with Mark Cousins, BBC
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 Dune (1984 movie) - Dune
Dune is a 1984 motion picture directed by David Lynch and based on the 1964 Frank Herbert novel of the same name.
Dune's premiere was on December 3, 1984 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and was released worldwide on December 14.
The film makes departures from the novel, most notably in the case of the Weirding Way, which in the novel is a super-martial art form that allows Paul Atreides to move with lightning speed (and is properly termed "prana-bindu training").
dune.wikia.com /wiki/Dune_(1984_movie)   (4886 words)

 The Dune You'll Never See
While David Lynch's unlucky 1984 adaptation of Dune came as an extreme disappointment to many fans, it might be comforting to remember just how much stranger the movie could have been.
Those who dislike the Lynch film, with its sound-based weaponry and "mutilated" storyline, may be horrified to learn that Jodorowsky took on the task of adapting Dune before he had even read the novel.
The movie would finally start filming in 1983 and would be released a year later, a financial failure and a source of critical confusion.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/dune_jodorowsky_991019.html   (1003 words)

 Dune Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Additionaly, the theatrical trailer is included, along with an 8 page booklet, in japanese, with photos of the film and cast, and the three american poster designs.
To underline the plot of the Houses of Dune.
Dune promo item Paperweight given to the members of a Press junket who were flown into Mexico To visit (and publicize) the sets as the film was being produced.
www.arrakis.co.uk /extended.html   (1270 words)

 Digital Monkey Box Presents: Dune
Dune begins with the introduction of the state of the galaxy, read epically of course.
Dune is one film that requires multiple viewings for the casual film viewer, but I doubt a casual film viewer would be picking up this DVD anyway.
By the time Dune has progressed to the point Paul where adopts the new moniker of Muad’Dib and he has gone to the place where women can’t go (again what’s Herbert’s deal with women?) he becomes rather cold and distant, yet a highly important Messiah figure for the galaxy.
www.digitalmonkeybox.com /dune.htm   (1696 words)

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