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Dune

Author: Christian McCrea
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019
Series: Constellations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian McCrea
ISBN: 9781800347250 1800347251
OCLC Number: 1322067133
Description: Online resource (125 pages).
Series Title: Constellations.
Responsibility: McCrea, Christian.

Abstract:

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...

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