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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    The "four hour" version never actually existed as "a cut". That was how much useable raw footage was available.

    Director Lynch later disowned the whole film, with some versions released with the director listed as Alan Smithee.
    I think some of the deleted scenes were re-inserted, and Lynch disowned that version. “Alan Smither,” I understand, is the name assigned to directors of disowned films.

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    There are some stories that just don't translate well from book to silver screen. Long before the first Dune movie came out I predicted that the story was not only too big, but an important element in it, Paul's inner mind transformation via the spice may not be depictable. That sense of tone, the feeling you get when Herbert's words tell of this change may be too specific to the medium of literature.

    I don't hold out any promise for this version based on the trailers. You could take selected cuts from the Lynch Dune and make it look better than it was. In fact, they did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room2201974 View Post
    There are some stories that just don't translate well from book to silver screen. Long before the first Dune movie came out I predicted that the story was not only too big, but an important element in it, Paul's inner mind transformation via the spice may not be depictable. That sense of tone, the feeling you get when Herbert's words tell of this change may be too specific to the medium of literature.

    I don't hold out any promise for this version based on the trailers. You could take selected cuts from the Lynch Dune and make it look better than it was. In fact, they did!
    I and many other Dune fans will hope you’re wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    I and many other Dune fans will hope you’re wrong!
    It may be a better movie and we Dune fans may rejoice in that, but capturing the magic of Herbert's mind language is a whole different animal. I wish them well, I really do, but I think the task may not be do-able.

    BTW, every time I watch the Lynch movie I get a mash-up in my head with the jingle of WKRP's only sponsor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room2201974 View Post
    There are some stories that just don't translate well from book to silver screen. Long before the first Dune movie came out I predicted that the story was not only too big, but an important element in it, Paul's inner mind transformation via the spice may not be depictable. That sense of tone, the feeling you get when Herbert's words tell of this change may be too specific to the medium of literature.

    I don't hold out any promise for this version based on the trailers. You could take selected cuts from the Lynch Dune and make it look better than it was. In fact, they did!
    That's my feeling as well with the novel. It's not the same as Lord of the Rings, or Planet of the Apes, 2001. That's why I'm already satisfied with Lynch's Dune for those moments. The astro-politics, the characters' inner thoughts, and particularly the Voice are a real challenge to depict. They may have to reinvent and depart significantly from the novel in the screenplay to make it work better on the screen.
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    I read all three books in college, part of a sci-fi book club thing. The first book is very difficult in some parts to visualize into movie images IMHO.

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    Some speculation on where the first Dune movie will end.

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    I see that another oldie, Asimov's Foundation trilogy, is also being made. The teaser scenes here look good, but I can't imagine how they can make this an effective movie.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I see that another oldie, Asimov's Foundation trilogy, is also being made. The teaser scenes here look good, but I can't imagine how they can make this an effective movie.

    Never read the books, so maybe that is a plus. The visuals looked impressive, that shot with Saturn's rings was great.
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    The Dune première has been pushed to late October 1st., 2021.


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