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Dune

Author: Christian McCrea
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Lynch's Dune (1984) is the film that science fiction'and the director's most ardent fans'can neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel built a meticulous universe of dark majesty and justice, as wild-eyed freedom fighters and relentless authoritarians all struggled for control of the desert planet Arrakis and its mystical, life-extending 'spice.' After several attempts to produce a film,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian McCrea
ISBN: 9781911325833 1911325833 9781800347250 1800347251
OCLC Number: 1118692098
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Contents; Introduction; 1. A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune; 2. The Weirding Way: The Makers of Dune; 3. Mind in Motion: Watching Dune; 4. The Sleeper has awakened: After Dune; 5. The Golden Path; Bibliography
Responsibility: Christian McCrea.

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David Lynch's Dune (1984) is the film that science fiction'and the director's most ardent fans'can neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel built a meticulous universe of dark majesty and justice, as wild-eyed freedom fighters and relentless authoritarians all struggled for control of the desert planet Arrakis and its mystical, life-extending 'spice.' After several attempts to produce a film, Italian movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis and his producer daughter Raffaella would enlist David Lynch, whose Eraserhead (1977) and The Elephant Man (1980) had already marked him out as a visionary director. What emerges out of their strange, long process is a deeply unique vision of the distant future; an eclectic bazaar of wood-turned spaceship interiors, spitting tyrants, and dream montages. Lynch's film was 'steeped in an ancient primordial nastiness that has nothing to do with the sci-fi film as we currently know it, ' as Village Voice critic J. Hoberman put it'only with time becoming a cult classic. This book is the first long-form critical study of the film; it delves into the relationship with the novel, the rapidly changing context of early 1980s science fiction, and takes a close look at Lynch's attempt to breathe sincerity and mysticism into a blockbuster movie format that was shifting radically around him.

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