Villeneuve's Dune (2019)

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Hopefully, this big screen adaptation will be more successful then the 1984 adaptation.:confused:
I do hope it's successful, but I have the feeling that Villeneuve is not interested in developing a franchise for Dune. He wants to do this book, but if it's super successful like Lord of the Rings someone else will probably take over.

And I, for one, have a special place in my heart for Lynch's Dune, especially the extended version.
 

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It'll be interesting, because I have concerns about the original novel and Villeneuve as a director that could either cancel each other out or become much greater in a film adaptation. I find the Fremen much less interesting than House Atreides, and given that Villeneuve's films can be long and slow, I think there's a risk that the second part could really drag. But we shall see.
 

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And I, for one, have a special place in my heart for Lynch's Dune, especially the extended version.
I am one of the world's biggest Lynch fans, but I must admit I find Dune unwatchable. (The one time I did watch it all the way through was when I saw it, as a teenager, on its original theatrical run; I own it on Blu Ray, but haven't been able to sit through it again.) I'd love for him to go back to it and do a director's cut, but it seems highly unlikely that will ever happen.
 

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It doesn't really feel all that much like a Lynch film - in a strange way, it's one of his most straightforward films. A friend of mine, who works in film, once told me that there are deleted scenes, but they're largely of Paul living among the Fremen and they don't lend much to it. I have been able to sit through it several times, but I find the first half much more interesting.
 

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The photos they've shown look good but , photos are not enough. I need to see a trailer. :)
 

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Looks gorgeous, which you expect from Villeneuve. But the trailer is very much framed as "young main character is the Chosen One," which, well, Dune puts some effort into subverting that by going "actually that's terrifying and maybe we shouldn't embrace that idea so quickly." Also no hint of the ecological aspects of the story, but especially in the trailer, that omission doesn't surprise me.
 

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Just realized that was a 3-minute trailer for a Dune movie in which spice is not mentioned once.
Just realized that was a 3-minute trailer for a Dune movie in which spice is not mentioned once.


I found those omissions interesting .

Overall, very impressive . It looks they may have captured the look and feel of Dune.
 

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This is a trailer, Which is a piece of advertising mainly to interest people who have not read the book Or seen the Lynch movie, and who do not necessarily have any prior interest in the story. Hardly surprising it is not representative of certain elements of the story , however important They may be, nor the fact that characters are missed out.
 

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This is a trailer, Which is a piece of advertising mainly to interest people who have not read the book Or seen the Lynch movie, and who do not necessarily have any prior interest in the story. Hardly surprising it is not representative of certain elements of the story , however important They may be, nor the fact that characters are missed out.

From appearances , it looks like they got it right.
 

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I think Thufir is the stocky man carrying a parasol in the bit where Duncan Idaho (presumably) embraces Paul.
 

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