Not signed in (Sign In)
    • CommentAuthorSasha_mak
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008 edited
    I've been looking up the stuff on Jodorowsky's Dune and let me tell ya, this would've been something special. They fucking projected this thing to be 10 fucking hours long, and the final draft of the script ran off to be projected to be 14 hours long.
    Orson Welles, Dali, Moebius, Pink Floyd, Giger(who designed the Alien from Alien) were all involved in some form during pre production.
    Here are some designs by Moebius:

    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008

    i take it back

    that lineup and those visuals.....


    If the almost indispensible monologues were done through music

    (I am not talking about Dune THE MUSICAL.... but that would be FUCKING HOT as well.... DUNE the ROCK OPERA)

    the scene where Paul takes the water of life done as a Trippy "THE WALL"esque sequence instead of the cheesefest it has been in the produced movies....


    "I am the very model of a modern Kwisatch Haderach!!" wait... no, not like that...
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
    I would go see DUNE the ROCK OPERA. In a heartbeat.

    I don't have a strong attachment to the books - I thought they were good but they didn't shake the ground for me. I really like Lynch's Dune, but it is an *adaptation*, and like most good adaptations it has to leave a lot of the source behind. It managed to be pretty epic, atmospheric, creepy and good.

    I'd love to see another good adaptation, or series thereof. There's enough material there to make 10 movies and still not cover it all.
    • CommentAuthorearl
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
    The SciFi channel mini-series were OK and worth watching, even though they were not perfect, I was happy that they at least got made. I kept hoping they would make God Emperor of Dune, as that is my favorite book other than the first one. It would be pretty difficult to pull off how Leto looks in this one and not have it come up goofy.
    • CommentAuthorSasha_mak
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
    I think if Lynch did a director's cut it would be amazing.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
    Have you ever heard the Iron Maiden song To Tame a Land? It is based on dune. It's great, but a little cheesy in an 80s metal way.
  1.  (1460.7)
    'a little bit cheesy' is an understatement -it's quite an experience listening to Bruce Dickenson wrap his larynx around lines like;

    He is the Kwisatz Haderach,
    He is born of Caladan
    And will take the Gom Jabbar

    Great riff though.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
    Back in college a buddy made a hard trance mixtape using some sounds from Lynch's Dune. It was called wormsign. Thanks to this thread I have tracked it down and am listening to it. The sad part is, this mix is now 10 years old.
    • CommentAuthorSasha_mak
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008 edited
    Oh and the concept behind the Emperor of the galaxy in Jodorowsky's Dune was that he was insane and lives in this artificial gold planet with a robot version of himself.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
    Back in college a buddy made a hard trance mixtape using some sounds from Lynch's Dune. It was called wormsign. Thanks to this thread I have tracked it down and am listening to it. The sad part is, this mix is now 10 years old.


    We want to hear it

    (yes i feel free to speak for the collective)
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2008

    When I was in High School, my town library had a copy of the Dune Encyclopedia, which I have always thought was downright fantastic. A couple years ago, I tracked down a copy on eBay. Mine has a different cover, strangely. I've never seen it anywhere else.
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2008
    @ Blye

    I can say at least that you speak for me. I'd be very interested in hearing it
  2.  (1460.13)

  3.  (1460.14)
    im hesitant about this. i never cared for the original...the miniseries got me to read the books, but even that could be painful at times (i was introduced by a friends obsessive renting of the sega genesis game as a teen).

    still a faithful adaptation could be really good.
  4.  (1460.15)
    SexyMcManbeast -

    mmmm... tasty lanky nakedy Sting.

    I actually made a three legged chair in 8th grade shop class based on a reference to Harkonnen furniture design in "Dune".

    I had also strung together my own insult from Fremen terms, and took to calling the boy I'd a crush on what would be translated as a "know-nothing donkey", I believe.
  5.  (1460.16)
    Sting kinda looks like he is a much more sexually liberated Batman in that pic.
    And the fat guy reminds me of Doctor Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog. I played the sega games back int he early 90's, before I saw Dune, so I always just think of the guy as "Dr. Robotnik" and can;t remember his actual character name.
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2008
    If you're still wanting to hear that mix I was talking about, I found it.

    Remember, this is from the late 90's, so it was mixed for 2 sides of a tape.
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2008
    wonderful :)
  6.  (1460.19)
    I loved all dune adaptations in diferent ways.

    Dune 2 game was the first RTS .. and I loved it too!

    Lets hope the love goes on.
  7.  (1460.20)
    Dune is a series I've had to read with extended breaks between books, due to the fact that my brain kind of boils after every installment due to length and content. And I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

    I'm really looking forward to this new Dune movie. I'm always interested when a classic story like this can be presented with modern movie technology. Casting should be pretty interesting as well.

    I don't think anyone will be able to beat Kenneth McMillian's Baron yelling the word "Sadaukar!" however. No disrespect to "Woooooooommmms" from the Children miniseries.

    More Dune. More Fremen. More chrysknives and Shai Hulud, please.