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Started by Gawdzilla Sama, October 20, 2021, 01:45:29 PM

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Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

PopeyesPappy

Anybody know how many movies they are planning on breaking up the first book into?
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Gawdzilla Sama

I've heard two, not seen that in print however.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Mr.Obvious

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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Shiranu

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Draconic Aiur

Will it make me fall asleep like the old one?

Shiranu

Quote from: Draconic Aiur on October 26, 2021, 09:58:14 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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Shiranu

#7
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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Gawdzilla Sama

Okay, people trivia: Duke Leto is Poe Dameron. Chani is MJ from the Spiderman movies. The Baron is the scientist from the Thor movies.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

SGOS

Quote from: Draconic Aiur on October 26, 2021, 09:58:14 PM
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.

SGOS

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.

Mike Cl

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.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?<br />Then he is not omnipotent,<br />Is he able but not willing?<br />Then whence cometh evil?<br />Is he neither able or willing?<br />Then why call him god?

Hydra009

Quote from: SGOS on October 28, 2021, 08:19:49 AMThe 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.

QuoteThat 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.

QuoteI'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.
*voice power* WATCH THE MINISERIES */voice power*

It has a smaller budget, so lacks a lot of special effects, all-star cast, and gorgeous shots, but it makes up for it by captivating acting and more accessible plot.  You will care about the characters.  You will see more scheming.  You will see the banquet scene.  Things will make more sense.

While I do not condone spice smuggling, suffice it to say that YOU may find it as easy to spot as a highliner TUBE.

Shiranu

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