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Vishwas Aragam
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Posted: 10 September 2020 at 1:10pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I got some Dune books about 12 years ago and i might eventually get
around to reading them, but this trailer looked dull. Maybe if I read the
book Ill be more excited for it.
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Maybe if I read the book Ill be more excited for it.

I've read the original many times. It's on a short list of books that, upon first reading, I got to the last page and immediately turned back to the first.

Nothing really called out to me in this trailer.

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Posted: 10 September 2020 at 2:17pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

If I'm honest, my favorite Dune adaptation is the Sienkiewicz Marvel* adaptation of the film. Which makes it an adaptation of an adaptation, I suppose. It's right up there with the Kirby 2001 adaptation - both are misfires but goddamn fascinating ones.  Oddly-matched artists from across three different media (Clarke/Kubrick/Kirby, Herbert/Lynch/Sienkiewicz) telling the same story, with the same themes, with vastly different tonal approaches.  There's a doctoral thesis in there waiting to be written.

*The one-volume Super Special version, not the newsprint 3-issue mini.  The colors in the Super Special are goddamn stunning.


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DUNE has no hold on me.  I've tried the original novel several times and can't get past 20 pages.  It's just not for me.  That said, I hold out hope that this film can do what nothing has before: get me excited.  I'm pessimistic that it will, but willing to allow the opportunity that it might.  
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Love the book. The trailer was a dud.
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DUNE is one of those properties which seems to somehow compel filmmakers to seek to bring their own "vision" to the table. Too often this goes far beyond the LOOK of the film, as Mr. Director starts imposing his own story on the characters.
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my favorite Dune adaptation is the Sienkiewicz Marvel* adaptation of the film

Superb covers, but the scripting of the adaptation forced Bill into page after page of talking heads. Pretty much a waste of his skills, I felt.

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 JB wrote:
 Pretty much a waste of his skills, I felt.

I think I read that he also ended up taking a lower page rate for it?  Or at least that the amount of time it took ended up cutting into other work.  I'd swear I also read that he ended up doing it partly because he had a mild Sting obsession.
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 JB wrote:
...as Mr. Director starts imposing his own story on the characters.

Jodorowsky was proud of the fact that he hadn't read the novel and was going to do a radically different story (I think?)


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Wouldnt be the first time Ive heard such from directors.
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Jodorowsky is quoted: "I rape Dune, but with love." - which, Jesus Fucking Christ Almighty there's so much wrong with.

Jodorowsky's failed production did give us a full storyboard by Moebius, so at least there's some good that came out of it.  And Giger stuff, if you're a fan (I'm not, but I recognize the skill).

Some look at the storyboard here: https://dunebook.wixsite.com/dune


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Jodorowsky was proud of the fact that he hadn't read the novel and was going to do a radically different story (I think?)

According to JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (super recommended) he hadn't at first but he eventually read it and wrote a very detailed scripted. Moebius then drew the storyboards for every scene.

He did radically change the ending (that I think is actually pretty good or al least very interesting). 

While justifying this decision he says something along the lines of "I was raping Frank Herbert, but with love" which is... weird. He's a weird guy.

Herbert supposedly was on board with this.


(Edited: sorry, I repeated most of what Dave said)
 


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