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Arthouse Legends - Arthouse Rejects: David Lynch's Dune

Post by Jonolobster » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:00 am

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For nearly 20 years after Frank Herbert's epic space saga Dune reached bookshelves, talks of making a film version had been in the wind. But it would ultimately fall to powerhouse producer Dino DeLarentiis to get the project completed with up-and-coming cinema visionary David Lynch. After rumblings of dissatisfaction on the set and between director and producer, Lynch's vision of the battle for Arrakis hit the big screen - where it failed to recoup its estimated $40 million budget. The resulting onslaught of hate from fans and critics alike would drive Lynch away from big budget film productions for good. But does this film deserve to be eaten by monster worms or could this film be the best possible vision of Herbert's novel? MovieDude Eric, Kent, and Jonolobster awaken the sleeper to find out.

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