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All Things DUNE.
« on: October 20, 2021, 01:45:29 PM »
« Last Edit: October 24, 2021, 06:55:32 PM by Gawdzilla Sama »
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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Al Things DUNE.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 12:00:19 AM »
Anybody know how many movies they are planning on breaking up the first book into?
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Re: Al Things DUNE.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 06:13:12 AM »
I've heard two, not seen that in print however.
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Re: Al Things DUNE.
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 05:02:30 PM »
Gonna watch the film come saturday with a few friends. Play poker afterwards. Haven't seen one of them in over 4 years i think.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 09:42:55 PM »
Part 2 officially green-lit and set for 2023.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/dune-part-2-sequel-1235094974/
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 09:58:14 PM »
Will it make me fall asleep like the old one?

Offline Shiranu

Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2021, 10:24:35 PM »
Will it make me fall asleep like the old one?

Honestly, possibly. It definitely drags on a lot, but if it didn't it would also make zero sense.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2021, 11:59:55 PM »
I've seen the name multiple times, but it just clicked to me that Denis Villeneuve was trained in the French school of cinematography and it shows so much.
Edit -  And that he did Blade Runner, holy shit lol.
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Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2021, 07:34:29 AM »
Okay, people trivia: Duke Leto is Poe Dameron. Chani is MJ from the Spiderman movies. The Baron is the scientist from the Thor movies.
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Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2021, 08:19:49 AM »
Will it make me fall asleep like the old one?
The movie is visually dramatic, and that kept me awake.  Beyond that, it was like trying to understand a Rorschach Inkblot while on LSD.  That there was conflict I could understand easy enough, but I was not able to understand why I should care about it.  I'm looking forward to the DVD, because I hope to understand what all the fuss is about.  The first Dune left no impression on me, but I never gave it a second chance.  I'm considering reading the book.

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Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2021, 08:27:28 AM »
I ordered the paperback on ebay.  Most of the copies were expensive leather bound collector editions.  I've never seen such emphasis on collectables in the $70 range.

Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2021, 09:00:45 AM »
If this is all things Dune, I'll make a friendly wager that I am the only person on this site that has played Dune, the board game--from Avalon Hill.  I wish I still had the game; lost it in one of my moves I think.
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Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2021, 10:44:25 PM »
The movie is visually dramatic, and that kept me awake.  Beyond that, it was like trying to understand a Rorschach Inkblot while on LSD.
LOL I thought this was an exaggeration until I actually watched it.  Pretty much.  I was nervous as hell watching it with a Dune newbie, which I feared would be incredibly confusing/off-putting.  But apparently she liked it.  Wonders never cease.

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That there was conflict I could understand easy enough, but I was not able to understand why I should care about it.
Exactly correct.  We didn't get enough of an introduction to the politics of Dune or ongoing feud between the Houses, so there's little context to all these pretty establishing shots and battle scenes.

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I'm looking forward to the DVD, because I hope to understand what all the fuss is about.  The first Dune left no impression on me, but I never gave it a second chance.  I'm considering reading the book.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: All Things DUNE.
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2021, 02:44:49 AM »
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