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Delayed until the end of October, but we have another trailer. I'm actually not a huge of Villeneuve's other work, finding it slow and ponderous, but slow and ponderous would suit this source material perfectly. I'm cautiously optimistic.

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Me too.

Plus, anything would be an improvement over Lynch's monstrosity.
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I dunno. Even in that short trailer there are indications of osgiliations that don't feel good.

Of course, I'll still go see it, but I'll put off rereading it until after.
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I'm super excited. Also surprised that everyone references Lynch's version and not the excellent TV Miniseries of Dune and Children of Dune. While they are dated now, they are still the best adaptations of Dune.
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Too much water fat in Chani's face, while Paul's face is very thin. That's the opposite of how it should be.
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Alatar wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:37 am I'm super excited. Also surprised that everyone references Lynch's version and not the excellent TV Miniseries of Dune and Children of Dune. While they are dated now, they are still the best adaptations of Dune.
I agree that they are best current adaptations, though I am hopeful that they won't be soon. I like them but I don't love them.
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Alatar wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:37 am I'm super excited. Also surprised that everyone references Lynch's version and not the excellent TV Miniseries of Dune and Children of Dune. While they are dated now, they are still the best adaptations of Dune.
In my case it's because I never saw the miniseries. It's also possible that simply because of when they were released (media saturation?) and the fact they weren't in theatres, maybe they were simply less well seen?
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One of the very few things I remember from reading Dune was the image of women wearing their hair slicked down and parted like the wings of a beetle. Because of course they can't waste water on maintaining the luscious locks Zendaya is sporting.

It's a small thing, but it is a visual detail that says a lot about the culture.

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However...

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I love it!

There's another joke going around about Christian Bale gaining weight to play the sandworm.
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I thought Arrival was the best film of its year, but I never read the book it was based on, so I can't comment on its success or failure as an adaptation. I was not as impressed by Sicario as many others were, but it did introduce me to a word I hadn't known before, and it was amusing years later to learn that one of the earliest references to Robin Hood described him as a "sicarius".
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The film has premiered at Venice and reviews are generally very positive. Given both the source material and Villeneuve's prior work it's not surprising that it's being praised for being immersive and awe-inspiring and occasionally criticised for being self-important and humourless. Also unsurprising are the comparisons with PJ's LotR.
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I would definitely be happy to be as satisfied with this Dune as I was with Jackson's LOTR. I can think of some people who have posted in this thread that I am sure would not say that.
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Anyone planning to go see it soon? The reviews on the whole are pretty encouraging.
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I'm not venturing into a theater, and not subscribing to HBO Max, so no.
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Agreed, I'd love to be able to see it but my options at the moment are restrictive.
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I haven't been to a theatre since we got our big screen TV years ago.
Not going to start now.
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So you are all in the same boat as me. I would like to see on the big screen, but I can't imagine being willing to venture into a theater any time soon. Eventually I'll get a chance to watch it at home I'm sure, but on my 40 inch screen it certainly won't be same.

Al, how 'bout you?
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*Gets into the same boat.*
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