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3 minutes ago, washparkhorn said:

Good take. Agree - the campiness to me was the Harkonnens.

But you are right - it was the Lynch weirdness really as you said, not full on Adam West Batman campiness. 

Really looking forward to this film. Love the Dune Universe . . . and the spice.

 

Yeah, for sure, Lynch's take on the Harkonnens was simply off, and somewhat off-putting.

I still loved that movie, and love the books and the universe.  I'm extremely excited about this new one, even with the butthole-sandworms and Aquaman and everything. :)

 

(Now you have me wondering how a 100% faithful Adam West Batman campy version of the book might play, though.  It could be a lot of fun!)

 

 

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1 minute ago, utee94 said:

 

(Now you have me wondering how a 100% faithful Adam West Batman campy version of the book might play, though.  It could be a lot of fun!)

 

 

Shakespeare in Love . . . in space

 

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4 hours ago, Frank The Tank said:

Let's say, hypothetically, that I had never heard of this book, 80's movie or TV series.  I then see the trailer here and decide it looks bad ass.  Based on that, what would you suggest I do? Read the book? Read 7+ books? (I really don't have time for that)  Watch what sounds like a pretty bad 80's sci-fy movie or miniseries?  I'm open to suggestions on this one.

One of my favorite YouTube channels, Quinn's Ideas (used to be something about Fire/Ice), goes really in-depth on a lot of classic sci-fi.   He's a total fanboy of classic sci-fi, and can really geek out in some of his deep dives,  but actually does some really good takes where he is not going over the heads of casual or non-fans.  

He's probably done the most comprehensive coverage of Dune going back several years.  He does deep-dives on all of the books, including newer ones, as well as specific topics within the Dune universe.

He's got a 5-minute guide to the Dune universe that's a Cliff's Notes guide to the Dune universe (it's obviously not quite spoiler-free, but if you've seen the trailer for the new movie, you've been more spoiled on specific points in the first book than anything in this video).  It's for people not familiar with the movie/TV series/books, but who are intrigued.

You will be spoiled on some very broad points/concepts.

You could even, in theory, if you wanted to skip the movie/series, and didn't want to read the books, go through his ultimate guides to Dune, where he breaks down the main concepts of the books, discusses the movies, etc.

 

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3 hours ago, UT_OB1 said:

Let’s be honest here, the people on this thread probably make up about 50% of the audience that is still alive that saw the syfy version. And that version is 20 years old. Your average 18-30 year old hasn’t heard of Dune. I may be biased because I’m on this thread, but if done right I think it has LoTR/SW/Harry Potter potential as a franchise. 

1234.  Like I said, the trailer is perfect, both for long-time fans/readers (going back to Jodorowsky with the Pink Floyd song), but also for casual movie-goers.  

And damn, he hit it out of the park with the cast.  I've had friends/relatives comment that they know nothing about the books/adaptations, but with all of those DC/MCU/Star Wars actors, they are really interested.  

And I hate to admit it, but Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are going to bring in the YA/teen crowd big time, and that trailer felt like it was meant to get their attention.  I don't know if that's what he was going for, but this has a helluva lot of potential as a franchise, with as many demographics as he's hitting with the cast and trailer.

HBO doing a TV series on the sisterhood is intriguing as well.

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3 hours ago, utee94 said:

Do you really like to read?  Do you really like to read SciFi/Fantasy?  Do you really like to read  convoluted epic SciFi/Fantasy?  If so, then read the book.  It's really really great, in that vein. ...

Q1 is the most important question imo.  The original Dune novel is amazing.  World building on a grand scale.   It's got a bit of everything.  

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Just watched the 1984 version. I never bothered to see it. The Twin Peaks reboot on Showtime makes a whole lot more sense.  It’s so Lynch-Ian and it doesn’t need to be.  The fucking inner voice.  Anyway, entertaining enough.  Will try to watch SyFy version before movie comes out.  

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If anyone likes Sci-Fi or really want to see this movie, I would recommend reading the book first. 

Every Dune fan boy wants a movie that goes in-depth to the level of the book. It's impossible. Like the 84 film and SciFy miniseries, this new movie cannot hit on every point of the book. If you read the book, you will know how to fill in the gaps in the movie. 

the movie has to be stand-alone and an in-depth understanding of the spacing guild or bene gesserit would bore the average film goer. 

 

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17 hours ago, A-Tex Devil said:

Just watched the 1984 version. I never bothered to see it. The Twin Peaks reboot on Showtime makes a whole lot more sense.  It’s so Lynch-Ian and it doesn’t need to be.  The fucking inner voice.  Anyway, entertaining enough.  Will try to watch SyFy version before movie comes out.  

Master Pancake is doing their riff of 84 Dune tonight - streamed on Twitch 

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On 9/16/2020 at 3:51 AM, Waterboarder said:

I'd always recommend the first book.  It's one of my favorites, and stands on its own very well.

Echo this but also the followup comments about it being a long, grand epic, not a quick read. Read the first book, if you love it, read on until you don't. The series gets weird and gets slow and gets hard to read, and the new Brian Herbert books are just mass-market filler. I re-read the first book every year or two and absolutely love it, but I've never re-read any of the rest.

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