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Oct 30, 2004


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Egbert Souse posted:

Lynch plays the Emperor

"HEADING OVER TO ARRAKEEN, DUNE. WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN' GOING ON ON DUNE!"

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Oct 30, 2004


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Hemp Knight posted:

If youíre just filming the first book, then Idaho would be the one to cut. He doesnít really do anything and dies about halfway through.

I think Gurney would be the one to cut. He barely does anything, from memory he trains Paul a bit and sings a song early on, and then serves as an infodump at one later point.

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Oct 30, 2004


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PeterWeller posted:

Duncan doesn't just disappear off screen. Paul sees him catch a slow pellet in the head: "Paul had one last glimpse of Idaho standing against a swarm of Harkonnen uniforms--his jerking controlled staggers, the black goat hair with a red blossom of death in it." Then a few paragraphs later, Jessica says, "Duncan's dead, Paul. You saw the wound."

I think this sad anticlimactic death is much more fitting to the story, and I think it would be more effective on screen than some glorious death in an arena.

Anticlimactic? Doesn't he die fighting off 19 Sardaukar and mostly winning?

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Oct 30, 2004


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Nessus posted:

Depending on how you look at it, he definitely wins, but the story doesn't stay focused on the heroic Last Stand of Duncan Idaho, instead it follows the Duke's psychic son and his mom as they flee further.

True, but any director looking to add an extra action scene has his work cut out for him there.

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Oct 30, 2004


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Kassad posted:

I don't see anything wrong with these costumes but I do hope members of the imperial court have insanely elaborate costumes (if we see them in this film). They're literally decadent nobility constantly reminding everyone else that they're better than them.

That, and I hope the Atreides have their own fancy costumes at the dinner party scenes.

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Oct 30, 2004


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Tuxedo Catfish posted:

the miniseries is slavishly faithful to the book

And yet Irulan shows up at the Atreides banquet!

Generally the CoD series is better but still quite low-budget. I liked CoD Paul and yes of course McNiece as the Baron. Someone will probably post his lines from Rome.

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Oct 30, 2004


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Rando posted:

Drugs don't make you an rear end in a top hat they just amplify the rear end in a top hat within.

- Tleilaxu proverb

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Oct 30, 2004


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Strom Cuzewon posted:

Isn't it a really dumb rookie mistake too? Like he keeps fidgeting and pointing his sleeve at the BGs?

A little, but the BGs are supposed to be extremely perceptive as well.

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Oct 30, 2004


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Hakkesshu posted:

That brief taste of the score is very good

I'm going to be disappointed if somebody doesn't immediately re-score the trailer with the Dune 2 music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGCZ4dASNuA

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Oct 30, 2004


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I liked how the shields looked - it conveys fairly well what is happening which is key. Also provides colour to otherwise very muted scenes which I like

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Oct 30, 2004


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Hemp Knight posted:

I think the only description of them in the book is when a captured Sardaukar is brought to Paul, and is described as blond and blue eyed, which seems to be typical of Sardaukar officers. As such, Iíve always pictured the Sardaukar as Nordic or Aryan looking, in contrast to the Arabic looking Fremen or Greek/Mediterranean Atreides..

Given the Sardaukar's origins I don't think that guy is supposed to be specifically representative though. They are the survivors of the imperial prison colonies, so it seems unlikely that they are of one particular race or culture

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Oct 30, 2004


Exciting Lemon

Dune 2: Genetic Boogaloo

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Oct 30, 2004


Exciting Lemon

That's a fine length for a movie, and should be more than enough to cover the first half of the book with a competent director.

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Oct 30, 2004


Exciting Lemon

They can still film Dune Part 2 and Dune Messiah back to back!

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