garth Posted March 26, 2001 Author Share Posted March 26, 2001 "You just don't get it do you Dune was not going to be another STAR WARS they weren't ready for Dune yet the timing wasn't right."I don't think you get it. David Lynch's "Dune" was oversimplified to the point of being Star Wars on a desert planet. If you think the common person can't grasp the concepts laid out in the chronicles, then fine. But don't lower the bar for Lynch by doing so. If the show can be true to the book and entertaining then there is absolutely no reason to simplify the production. The majority of people in the world aren't stupid."And as far as rain on Arrakis what about the Hymn to Water."Again you're missing the point. Paul made it rain on Arrakis because he was being portrayed the almighty god-like Kwisatz Haderach with superpowers. It totally neglects the fact that in the books Paul was a FALSE PROPHET, he took advantage of the fremen people and their superstitions to survive. Yet another blatent oversight on Lynch's part. With his production virtually nothing is kept completely intact from the books to the screen. There is no point in making a movie or miniseries based on a book if you're not even going to try to be remotely accurate to it.The true essence of Dune, as far as visuals are concerned, is kept in John Harrison's work. If you prefer not being able to see what's going on in the Lynch movie then whatever floats your boat I guess. If anything, the matter of opinion in visuals is about all the Lynch movie has going for it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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