David Lynch’s Dune movie: a retrospective (video).

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s scifi novel, is one of the more anticipated movies of the year for 2020.

More than three decades earlier, back in 1984, director David Lynch’s Dune, was also one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

Even so, it flopped upon release. How could that happen, and could it happen again?

In this 35-minute-long video retrospective, Andre Einherjar explores David Lynch’s Dune, beginning by looking into the source material and the earlier failed attempts at making a Dune movie.

Set in the far future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the planet Arrakis. While the planet is an inhospitable and sparsely populated desert wasteland, it is the only source of melange, or “the spice”, a drug that extends life and enhances mental abilities. Melange is also necessary for space navigation, and can only be produced on Arrakis, so control of the planet is thus a coveted and dangerous undertaking.

The science fiction must flow!

David Lynch’s Dune movie: a retrospective (video).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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