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Dune Remake.

Am I the only one who liked the Lynch movie? The sets, costumes, dialog, effects and general aesthetics are nothing short of iconic now.

Yeah, the heartplug things were bullshit and pointless gorn.
Changing the Weirding Way from Matrix-style highspeed kung fu to those shout box things was disappointing, but with the effects and camera tricks available at the time, being faithful to the book it would have probably just looked silly onscreen.
The big dramatic battle scenes were just fast cuts of extras charging back and forth in front of the camera with pyrotechnics going off in the background.

They'd damn well better keep the Mentat Mantra for the new movie. Even if it was never in the books, it is iconic.

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The move was kinda boring. I read halfway through Dune, loved all the worldbuilding and the plot twists, but I didn't really like most of the characters or their importance to the plot. It was everything I don't like in sci-fi, but written extremely well, and that doesn't really translate to a two hour movie for me. I hope its pretty, though.

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The question is which version of the first movie are you referencing?

I was fortunate enough to see a copy of the original film with David's name in the credits before the train wreck that was the second version. The original opening of the movie was brilliant and didn't require the butchering that came afterwords in the second edit.

Fun fact about the first movie. Dino De Laurentiis and his daughter Raffaella De Laurentiis both had executive roles for Dune. Raffaella is the sister of Veronica De Laurentiis, who is the mother of Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis, neither of which had anything to do with Dune but makes for a nice bit of De Laurentiis family trivia.

The only way Dune could be given justice with the considerable amount of story to be told is in a mini-series format rather than a 2 hour movie. The Lynch movie was a good effort given the limitations of practical effects of the period.

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The full opening narration of the Smithee "Extended Cut/Director's Cut" is about the only thing worthy of being added in from the theatrical cut.

The other stuff like the Heartplug and milking cat bullshit should have stayed cut.

The miniseries is certainly great, even if the costumes and sets aren't as stylized.

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Another bit of Dune trivia.

Here is what Patrick Stewart had to say about his memories of Dune.

Patrick Stewart on meeting Sting on Dune

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Something I've heard said was that the Lynch movie was a good movie, but a terrible adaptation of the novel.

I really hope they make this one more faithful to the tone of the novel itself. I'm hoping against hope that it will be the thing that breaks Dune into the grander public consciousness outside of the hundreds of imitators it spawned. But I suspect it will not be good. I really hope to be wrong, though.

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Frank Herbert is said to have liked the original movie.

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