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Post Posted: March 20th 2019 5:55 am
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I thought Denis V's DUNE was going to be a long way off, but apparently they are filming now and it is to be released next year. :o ... 1833407142

Post Posted: March 21st 2019 2:39 am
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One of my favorite books, one I've read it multiple times. The original movie gets a lot of flack but I always liked it too. I didn't know an update was even in the works so this is cool to hear! (Has anyone here ever read the sequel novels? I never got around to it but from the summaries I've read the story seems to get much stranger than the original.)

Post Posted: March 21st 2019 6:16 am
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I've never read the books, but I should. I've always liked David Lynch's Dune, but hated the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries from years ago.

Everything Denis Villeneuve touches turns to gold, so I'm pumped for this new version.

Post Posted: March 21st 2019 9:15 am
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The books are all excellent. But VERY cerebral. Lots and lots and lots of rumination in the minds of the characters. It is all very interesting, but difficult to put in a film. Hard to read sometimes as well. I think I had to re-start God Emperor of Dune at least 3 or 4 times before I finally got through it. And then it was on Audible ... so it kept going even when I was drifting off. I mean how much traveling through the desert with a giant worm can you put in one book? Well, a few hundred pages, it seems.

But clearly you cannot put a few hundred pages worth of walking and talking in the desert into a movie. Movies demand ACTION! And sooooo much of Dune is in everyone's minds. How do you get that inner monologue out as dialogue and action? The SciFi Channel did a super miniseries, much better than the film IMHO.

Villenueve is meticulous in crafting what you see on the screen, and I think he can do a lot of storytelling without traditional dialogue and action, so he is probably a great choice. I know I am definitely looking forward to this one.

Post Posted: March 25th 2019 9:05 am

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Ive read at least the first 6 and the house of prequels (which were very good)... Only series I ever stuck with. DUNE is a cant put down read!

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