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"Frank Herbert's Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 20??)"


  

          

Tha Gawd is coming through to make a GOOD adaptation of one of the best sci-fi stories ever.

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/12/21/denis-villeneuve-may-direct-dune-after-blade-runner-2049

Denis Villeneuve May Direct DUNE After BLADE RUNNER 2049
This is not a drill, people.

By Scott Wampler Dec. 21, 2016

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We've known for some time that Legendary was keen to get a new adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune off the ground, and recently the word 'round the campfire was that they were very close to announcing the name of the project's director.

While that has yet to happen officially, a new report over at Variety may have done the job for them: according to them, the job's been offered to Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, the upcoming Blade Runner 2049). Please take a moment to change your pants.

For those keeping score at home, this deal would have Villeneuve moving on to Dune immediately after wrapping up work (and what I suspect will be a lengthy, worldwide press junket blitzkrieg) on October's Blade Runner sequel.

For those of you unfamiliar with the source novel (or David Lynch's highly debatable 1984 adaptation of the same), here's a plot synopsis from Variety:

Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.

No further updates at this time, but we'll keep you informed as the situation develops. Fingers crossed.

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it's like this guy is directly tapping into my own tastes
Dec 21st 2016
1
Yeah, that would be perfect. A movie wouldn't do it justice
Dec 22nd 2016
2
I never caught the sci-fi channel mini-series
Feb 03rd 2017
4
Confirmed!!! My nigga Denis Villeneuve is directing!!!
Feb 01st 2017
3
my favorite sf book of all time (well, trilogy / quadrilogy, whatever).
Feb 08th 2017
5
Eric Roth to write.
Apr 05th 2017
6
Six for six?
Oct 06th 2017
7
The yung prodigy Timothee Chalamet may star!
Jul 16th 2018
8
Look at this fucking cast b.
Jan 29th 2019
9
Leto though?
Jan 29th 2019
10
      RE: Leto though?
Jan 29th 2019
11
           Lol my bad 'Duke Leto Atreides' is a character in the book
Jan 30th 2019
12
                Same unless they age him up in makeup
Jan 30th 2019
13
                Yeah, same here
Jan 30th 2019
15
                     I've been 100% on board with everything I've heard so far
Jan 30th 2019
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                lol.... had me all backing out of this for a second.
Jan 30th 2019
14
Javier Bardem to play Stilgar
Feb 01st 2019
17
Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa join the cast
Feb 14th 2019
18
Just watched the original Dune for the first time last night.
May 05th 2019
19
Up because I can only watch Arrival but so many times.
Feb 25th 2020
20
cant wait for this trailer to drop.
Feb 27th 2020
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new promo stills released
Apr 18th 2020
22
Up just in case there is actually a trailer....
Sep 09th 2020
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trailer:
Sep 09th 2020
24
fucking hell. praise Denis!
Sep 09th 2020
26
Just wow.
Sep 09th 2020
27
KULL WAHAD!
Sep 09th 2020
28
Sweet Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Das what I'm talking about!!!!!
Sep 09th 2020
29
Fuck yeah let's go!
Sep 10th 2020
30
I thought it looked pretty bad
Sep 10th 2020
31
      I mean, there was a book that covered all this
Sep 10th 2020
32
      How do y’all retain all that sh’t
Sep 11th 2020
34
           It is by the Juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed
Sep 14th 2020
35
                thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stain, sustains, becomes a
Jul 30th 2021
43
Shai-Hulud
Sep 11th 2020
33
This might be the one that gets me back in a theater
Sep 09th 2020
25
moved to October 2021
Oct 05th 2020
36
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! It should have been trump!
Oct 05th 2020
37
Trailer and IMAX event
Jul 22nd 2021
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RE: Trailer and IMAX event
Jul 22nd 2021
39
On the phone!
Jul 22nd 2021
40
      RE: On the phone!
Jul 25th 2021
42
This would've been so bad ass at the CinemaDome
Jul 22nd 2021
41
A near masterpiece
Sep 11th 2021
44
>this is only the first half of the story.
Sep 11th 2021
45
spoilers
Sep 12th 2021
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      RE: spoilers
Sep 13th 2021
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      I don't even know what to say at this point
Sep 13th 2021
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           I'll mail you a copy of the book
Sep 13th 2021
50
      SHIT!
Sep 13th 2021
49
well, ive never read the books....
Oct 23rd 2021
65
Here's a link for the real IMAXs
Oct 03rd 2021
51
Miss living near Air and Space in VA
Oct 06th 2021
52
      Difference
Oct 07th 2021
53
what was with those long ass facial shots? am i tripping?
Oct 17th 2021
54
I'm watiing for the real stream..but....
Oct 18th 2021
55
theres a good hdrip thats been floating around for a few days.
Oct 20th 2021
56
Pure vibes
Oct 21st 2021
59
I'm at home on a Thursday night watching Dune in my living room.
Oct 21st 2021
57
Finna try to catch it tonight.
Oct 22nd 2021
63
I thought it was really cool. Can’t believe they are making a second o...
Oct 21st 2021
58
i thought it was great. but wondered the same.
Oct 22nd 2021
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      i *had* to order the book after watching the movie
Oct 23rd 2021
66
hmm
Oct 21st 2021
60
Fuck. That was excellent.
Oct 21st 2021
61
Just finished the 4K stream, I'm mixed on it (My "bad" posts here)
Oct 22nd 2021
62
I’ll be the guy to say it
Oct 24th 2021
67
Pretty dope to me overall
Oct 24th 2021
68
If you don't like WHITE SAVOIR then remember that was THE PLAN
Oct 24th 2021
69
^^^
Oct 24th 2021
71
Wow. That's a serious spoiler. A warning would have been nice.
Oct 24th 2021
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      Sorry, didn't think that was a spoiler at all
Oct 25th 2021
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           I'm not coming at you, but a warning would have been nice
Oct 25th 2021
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                Sorry
Oct 25th 2021
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knowing the bit i know about the book from friends
Oct 24th 2021
70
Really great. One of the biggest-scale movies I've ever seen.
Oct 24th 2021
72
I'm sold. frankly, this should have been HBO's Game of Thrones follow up...
Oct 24th 2021
74
The Dune universe is so big that it would work as multi TV series
Oct 25th 2021
77
HBO Max is doing a prequel series- Dune: Sisterhood
Oct 25th 2021
78
40m opening weekend and best WB pandemic launch
Oct 24th 2021
75
Hate to say it, this was not for me on first watch
Oct 25th 2021
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will_5198
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1. "it's like this guy is directly tapping into my own tastes"
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one of my favorite directors picking my favorite genres and projects. although I've always felt Dune should be a HBO series.

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2. "Yeah, that would be perfect. A movie wouldn't do it justice"
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>. although I've always felt Dune should be a HBO
>series.

The first attempt certainly didn't

  

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4. "I never caught the sci-fi channel mini-series"
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think that was early 2000s. The David Lynch movie really wasn't too good but I'd maybe revisit it again. Look forward to see how this new one turns out tho.

  

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3. "Confirmed!!! My nigga Denis Villeneuve is directing!!!"
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In December, word emerged that Denis Villeneuve was in early talks to direct “Dune,” and perhaps you were worried that something was going to gum up the works and prevent the filmmaker from tackling his dream sci-fi project. Well, you can put those fears to rest.

Brain Herbert, the son of the late author Frank Herbert, has revealed on Twitter on that Villeneuve is officially signed up to helm “Dune.” Intriguingly, Herbert describes it as a “Dune series film project” which seems to suggest there will be more than one installment, which in this world of franchises, and the sprawling nature of the source material, seems to make sense. But we’ll have to wait to find out more, and see what Villeneuve’s involvement will be beyond the first film.

Presuming this is Villeneuve’s next effort, it looks like he’ll be serving up a trilogy of sci-fi films which also includes “Arrival” and the forthcoming “Blade Runner 2049,” which is just fine by us. There’s still lots of questions to be answered — who is writing the script? who will play Paul Atreides? can Sting and Patrick Stewart still be in it? — but we can’t wait to find out what’s coming in Villeneuve’s “Dune

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5. "my favorite sf book of all time (well, trilogy / quadrilogy, whatever). "
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and i've watched every film adaptation, from the original (w/ sting as feyd rautha) ... to the sci fi (before the y's) version.

"it is by will alone i set my mind in motion" <-- i used that in a rhyme before.

*grabs popcorn*


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6. "Eric Roth to write."
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Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE To Be Written By MUNICH’s Eric Roth

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/04/05/denis-villeneuves-dune-to-be-written-by-munichs-eric-roth

Dude's got a lot of work ahead of him.

By Scott Wampler Apr. 05, 2017

Per the folks over at Variety, Eric Roth (Munich, Forrest Gump) has been hired to write the screenplay for Denis Villeneuve's Dune, based on the novel of the same name from Frank Herbert. If you've ever read Dune (or seen Hollywood's previous attempt to adapt it to film), you know that Roth has quite the job ahead of him.

For those not in the know, Herbert's novel is a complicated sci-fi epic following...

"...Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign."

Roth's probably best known for his work on Forrest Gump, but in addition to Munich, he's also knocked out scripts for The Insider, The Horse Whisperer, and The Postman. Denis Villeneuve, as you know, is the stone-cold badass who directed such films as last year's Oscar-nominated Arrival, Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario.

Will these two make magic together? Dune's not an easily-adapted property, but we're certainly crossing our fingers for them. Villeneuve's next risky sci-fi epic, Blade Runner 2049, arrives in October. Dune currently has no official release date, which we're choosing to take as a sign that all involved are willing to give Roth and Villeneuve the time they need to make this thing sing.

Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.

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bwood
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7. "Six for six?"
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I really hope this doesn't fuck up Denis' run b. I need him to keep winning.

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8. "The yung prodigy Timothee Chalamet may star!"
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https://variety.com/2018/film/news/timothee-chalamet-legendary-denis-villeneuve-dune-1202824369/

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9. "Look at this fucking cast b."
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You niggas don't deserve this shit.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/oscar-isaac-dune-reboot-1203109822/

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10. "Leto though?"
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This guy seems 10 yrs too young.

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11. "RE: Leto though?"
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Jared Leto is not in this.

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12. "Lol my bad 'Duke Leto Atreides' is a character in the book"
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He's 50 years old in the story so it's hard for me to picture this casting compared to the others.

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13. "Same unless they age him up in makeup"
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Or they make the starts with a much younger Paul. I'm still iffy on this as much as I loved Blade Runner, Dune is such a difficult book to tackle. I can just hope they make dope ass stillsuits and amazeball sandworms.

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15. "Yeah, same here"
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Blade Runner 2049 is in my top 10 Scifi movies so I really like it alot. And Arrival is probably up there too if I sat and thought about it. So, Villenueve is probably the best director out there to tackle this movie.

While I saw Dune when I was really young and started to read the book when I was in high school, it became clear that there are A LOT of moving parts and intricacies to the plot.

It'll take a lot of whittling and rewrites to get the story down into something halfway workable for a movie. (although I'm sure if this movie does well, there'll be sequels setup.)

The cast looks interesting.

Issac is a really good actor, and I hope this role allows him to really display his range.

I'm not too excited about Chammalet. But that's because I couldn't stand his character in the Oscar movie from last year. But he seems to be a good actor. I'm just not won over to his camp yet. I'm sure he'll be fine tho.

I'm rooting for the project to be a success, especially after Blade Runner 2049 not connecting with people, but I'm keeping my powder dry until the teaser comes out.

  

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16. "I've been 100% on board with everything I've heard so far"
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I'm just working my way through the Dune series now so a lot of this is still fresh in my mind. Denis has been mostly killing it imo and I trust his vision.

I heard a rumor that the girl from Spiderman is playing Channi and that's another great pick. I was worried that they were going to fuck up the look of the Fremen.

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14. "lol.... had me all backing out of this for a second."
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17. "Javier Bardem to play Stilgar"
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This cast is awesome.

Taking shots in the dark/that's a bad call
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18. "Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa join the cast"
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Tomorrow's entertainment headline will be that every Hollywood and Broadway actor joins the cast

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19. "Just watched the original Dune for the first time last night."
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So much about the original was ahead of its time, and squarely in step with the future aesthetic as its propagated now. Of course I am looking forward to Villaneuve providing a more diverse cast, but I hope that he retains the repugnant appearance of Baron Harkonnen.

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20. "Up because I can only watch Arrival but so many times."
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21. "cant wait for this trailer to drop."
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22. "new promo stills released"
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my lord and savior Denis has delivered once again

can't wait

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23. "Up just in case there is actually a trailer...."
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24. "trailer:"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4&feature=emb_title

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26. "fucking hell. praise Denis!"
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this can't be as good as I hope it is. I'm gonna relax and not watch anything else.

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27. "Just wow."
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<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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28. "KULL WAHAD!"
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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29. "Sweet Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Das what I'm talking about!!!!!"
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30. "Fuck yeah let's go!"
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Man, they must have spent a ton on this thing.

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31. "I thought it looked pretty bad"
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Random thoughts:

The Duke's men in formation and the Sardaukar in formation look like anyone of a dozen sci-films. Duke's men seemed like they were in Phantom Menace - the Emperor's seems like they were in The Last Jedi.

Timothy Chamliet doesn't look like Paul to me - I never imagined Paul with an emo haircut.

The shield fighting between Paul and Gurney looked stupid - it was supposed to be about finesse - and they are WILDLY battling.

Duncan Idaho should look like Duncan Man-At-Arms from he Man and The Masters of the universe - not Aquaman.

Paul doesn't sense a crusade - he senses a jihad - did they change that for 9/11??

Zendaya doesn't look like Channi to me - she's waterfat and baby fat. I expect her to be more of a tomboy type.

Javier Bardem doesn't seem like Stilgar in my mind.I always envision a T.E. lawrence/Peter O'toole type.

Helen's voice isn't stern enough. And what's with the fat macrame face covering?

I did not care for the Pink Floyd cover. (Wonder Woman has them beat on a using a cover.)

That part where Paul and Jamis are fighting and Paul hold the knife up to kill Jamis seemed real shaky - I don't buy Timmy having the training or strenght that Paul has at that point.

Oscar Issacs seems 10 years too young to play the Duke to me.

I saw no evidence of who they'll manage the inner dialog that makes the book what the book is.

The recital of the Litany Against Fear seems like the wrong reading of it too.

The sound of the worm was stupid - it was an "Elevator Going Up" keyboard sound, then the sound of someone exhaling.

Wiki says the movie will only cover the first half of the novel??????????????????? So how does it end? he drinks the Water of Life and it says "To be Continued...???"




Oh, I'm going to watch it.








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32. "I mean, there was a book that covered all this"
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where we all got to use our imaginations for these characters, settings and events

a movie can only tell one of those versions

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34. "How do y’all retain all that sh’t"
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I read the book a few years ago, loved it. But I only retain vague general themes

Good thing too, cuz I loved that trailer

  

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35. "It is by the Juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed"
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It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.


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43. "thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stain, sustains, becomes a "
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warning.it is by will alone i set my mind in motion.

mentat's creed.

i ain't read the books in 30+ years? i need to reread.

fwiw, i had a rhyme even back in the day that included that...

i take my time write rhymes with devotion/
why? to give it meaning make it deep like the ocean/
don't need no drugs, or magical potion/
it is by will alone i set my mind in motion/
notions enter my head, then they are sped/
through these lips, outta which a rhyme slips...


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33. "Shai-Hulud"
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This looks huff, fuck what the nay-sayers are doing. As a hardcore Dune head since the age of 10, I'm all in.

I'm loving the interpretations of everything. Making the Ornithopter move like a dragonfly was a nice touch.


I'm all the way in for this.

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25. "This might be the one that gets me back in a theater"
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36. "moved to October 2021"
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37. "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! It should have been trump!"
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Why Covid?!?! WHY!!!!!!

  

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38. "Trailer and IMAX event"
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https://youtu.be/8g18jFHCLXk

I went to an IMAX event lat night which showcased the first ten minutes of the movie, a pivtol scene from the film, and this trailer. All in full 1.43 IMAX aspect ratio taking up the full 8 story screen.

When Denis said this was STAR WARS for adults, he wasn't kidding.

The sheer scale, scope, and ambition is astounding.

A movie like this rarely come along. See this on the biggest screen you can when it comes out.

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39. "RE: Trailer and IMAX event"
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"Grrrrrat, tat tat, tat Grrrrrat, tat tat HOOOOOO" (c) MJ

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40. "On the phone!"
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42. "RE: On the phone!"
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LMAO.

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41. "This would've been so bad ass at the CinemaDome "
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I'm buying tickets for the biggest IMAX in LA to go. As a hardcore DUNE nerd, I cannot wait. The trailer was enough for me to want to watch this and not care about any reviews. I just hope WB green lights the second half of this.


Holtzman shields looked so dope. I need a Crys-Knife asap!

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44. "A near masterpiece "
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Believe the hype. Dune is the real deal. IMAX is the only way to see it (I saw it on the 8 story IMAX, the biggest in North America). Every frame of this is beautiful. This is what you go to the movies for. It's a complex story about colonialism, politics and betrayal. But it has a very human story about family and accepting yourself (as well as your destiny) at the center of it. Please go see this ASAP so we can get Part Two as this is only the first half of the story. I can't wait to see this again with friends.

Really the only thing preventing this from being a masterpiece is it's only the first half of the story.

Also, while a lot of people give George Lucas shit for stealing from this, George RR Martin took almost all of Game of Thrones from this.

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45. ">this is only the first half of the story. "
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Where does the story stop in the movie?

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46. "spoilers"
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SERIOUSLY.....



.......


Spoilers!!!



Last Chance

Right after Paul earns the Fremon's respect once he wins the trial by combat.

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47. "RE: spoilers"
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>SERIOUSLY.....
>
>
>
>.......
>
>
>Spoilers!!!
>
>
>
>Last Chance
>
>Right after Paul earns the Fremon's respect once he wins the
>trial by combat.

That's a bad place for it to end. If people are really invested in the story they may feel it's an FU give us more money in the next film. And if they're not then they'll slink out and forget the whole thing.

Best case is it takes what, 2 years to get the next one out if it performs well at the box office??

Paul barely changes from the beginning of the book until Jessica calls him a murderer (for killing Jamis.)

If it ends at that point it's introduce the arc - but also is a bummer way to leave the theater, unless they tack on a Jub Jub type song.

I'll be watching on my 65" OLED screen at home and hoping it's good enough for a $165 million+ sequel - I jsut don't have high hopes.


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48. "I don't even know what to say at this point "
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I never read the book, so I was with it.

Reading through your previous posts, maybe you should just stick with the books.

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50. "I'll mail you a copy of the book"
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If you PM a postal address I'll legit send you a paperback copy.

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49. "SHIT! "
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That ain't even halfway to me. Man I pray we get a second film.

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65. "well, ive never read the books...."
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>Believe the hype. Dune is the real deal. IMAX is the only way
>to see it (I saw it on the 8 story IMAX, the biggest in North
>America). Every frame of this is beautiful. This is what you
>go to the movies for. It's a complex story about colonialism,
>politics and betrayal. But it has a very human story about
>family and accepting yourself (as well as your destiny) at the
>center of it. Please go see this ASAP so we can get Part Two
>as this is only the first half of the story. I can't wait to
>see this again with friends.
>
>Really the only thing preventing this from being a masterpiece
>is it's only the first half of the story.
>

...ive never read the books, but yeah, i pretty much agree with all of this.

i know some folks are thinking/saying 'man, its gonna be hard for people who havent read the books to get into this....'

but nah, not so. Yeah, it took a sec to 'get my footing', but i was able to understand what was happening & why, and knew what was goin on and got the overarching themes etc. Sure, there were two or three times we paused the TV (we were watching on HBO MAX), but we were just pausing so that we could read the subtitles. (im a slow reader lol

but yeah, overall i was able to 'get' what was being put down story & theme wise and i was engaged. I was engaged enough to NOT want it to end after 2 & 1/2 hours.

it was an absolutely gorgeous, excellently crafted, and well acted sci-fi feast imo. Thumbs up over here. We're gonna go to see it in IMAX sometime next week, where im betting i'll enjoy it even more.



and yeah, if you can swing it, and if ya feel comfortable doing so wherever you are, try to check it out in a theater (cuz i want this to make at least enough money that the suits will eventually finance the rest of the story lol.)



  

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51. "Here's a link for the real IMAXs"
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https://www.imax.com/news/dune-experience-up-to-40-percent-more-picture-only-in-select-imax-theatres

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52. "Miss living near Air and Space in VA"
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if no real IMAX is available would there be a comparable difference between regular IMAX and IMAX with laser?

  

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53. "Difference"
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The IMAX we grew up with it 70mm 15 perf:

--Type: 15/70
Originally developed by Imax Corporation in 1970, this format uses 70mm film run through the projector horizontally, so that the width of the film is the height of the frame. In all other LF and conventional formats, the film runs vertically, so that the width of the film is the width of the frame. Each frame is 15 perforations wide, hence the term “15/70.” The area of the frame is about 52mm high by 70mm wide (2 inches by 2.75 inches). The 15/70 frame is almost nine times larger than the conventional 35mm frame (below). It is slightly less than twice as large as 8/70. Imax Corp. was long the exclusive maker of 15/70 projectors and cameras, although a few other manufacturers briefly made 15/70 systems.
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^^New films are not being released in this format - but you can see older films in this format if your local theatre didn't uninstall the old system, Hint:They uninstalled it.



--Type:IMAX digital
Imax Corporation introduced its first digital projection system in 2008, using two Christie 2K projectors and proprietary image processing. (Later systems were manufactured by Barco.) With an aspect ratio of 1.9, this system was designed to be installed in existing multiplex auditoriums. IMAX digital projection system
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^^That's Lie-MAX.

--Type: IMAX with Laser
In 2015, Imax began the rollout of its first laser projection system, which it labeled “GT” (confusingly, the same term it had used for its largest 15/70 film-based projectors). It uses two custom-designed 4K laser-illuminated projectors, based in part on patents purchased from Kodak, and built in partnership with Barco.

It has an aspect ratio of 1.43, achieved with a vertical anamorphic stretch of the standard 1.9-ratio 4K image. It is designed to replace 15/70 film projection in the largest IMAX theaters, with screens over 80 feet (24 meters) wide.

In 2018 Imax introduced a 4K laser system for dome theaters, based on a single GT laser projector, as seen at the right. It has the same 1.43 vertical anamorphic stretch as the two-projector IMAX flat-screen laser system. The projector is placed in the center “doghouse” position of the dome, on an elevator, similarly to the film projector it replaced.

Unlike most other digital projectors, these systems are not capable of frame rates higher than 48 fps, and can only achieve 48 fps by dropping down to 2K resolution. Reportedly, Imax has no plans to upgrade these systems to higher performance standards.
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^^That's LIEMAX-lite. But much better than Imax digital. Nto as much detail as "real IMAX" but probably brighter.

And there's formats like 65mm/6 perf, whcih while not IMAX, is a large format stock. Tenet was shot on this. I think it was release on 70mm/5 perf too (upsized.) 5/70 is the old, non IMAX, large format we've all seen.

I'll se it at 1 like 99% of the world will and just ignore the IMAX release.

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54. "what was with those long ass facial shots? am i tripping?"
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just seemed like a lot of unnecessarily long close ups for some reason. the dramatic zendaya stares, homie staring off into his own imagination, mommabear just looking generally confused a lot of the time, etc.

those shits seemed gratuitously drawn out for some purpose im not aware of.

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55. "I'm watiing for the real stream..but...."
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I did download the first janky cam rip a few weeks ago and noticed that while scrubbing through it just to send where it ended.

Thursday is the day.

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56. "theres a good hdrip thats been floating around for a few days."
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59. "Pure vibes"
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You could easily cut off 30 mins of stares and drawn out scenes but in the current blockbuster movie trash climate, give me a Dune any day

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57. "I'm at home on a Thursday night watching Dune in my living room."
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I fucking LOVE HBO Max.

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63. "Finna try to catch it tonight."
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>I fucking LOVE HBO Max.

me too!

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58. "I thought it was really cool. Can’t believe they are making a second o..."
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This must be some execs bucket list movie cause there’s no way they are making money on this.

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64. "i thought it was great. but wondered the same. "
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fanboy of the source material. this is my favorite sf series of all time. it's the definitive. also a fan of the original movie.

>This must be some execs bucket list movie cause there’s no
>way they are making money on this.

this. and it was unnerving, because i had so much angst watching, like, ok, this needs to do numbers so they can keep it moving. wasn't a lot of jokey jokey shit which is a big part of most blockbuster sf movies, in between all teh splosions.

there was a LOT of exposition. which was cool. my wife found it helpful. but then again, the books had a shitload of exposition in the wya of historical documents at the opening of chapters.

the ornithopters were so dope. and villanueve did a great job going analog on everything (all the switches and shit - they prolly had vacuum tubes). no overt reference to the butlerian j*had but that was cool to me.




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66. "i *had* to order the book after watching the movie"
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>this. and it was unnerving, because i had so much angst
>watching, like, ok, this needs to do numbers so they can keep
>it moving. wasn't a lot of jokey jokey shit which is a big
>part of most blockbuster sf movies, in between all teh
>splosions.
>

i LOVE that they left the jokes/quips at home on this one. thats one of my big gripes about the new Star Wars joints. way way too much MCU dialogue influence.

>there was a LOT of exposition. which was cool. my wife found
>it helpful. but then again, the books had a shitload of
>exposition in the wya of historical documents at the opening
>of chapters.
>

this is what I'm most interested in. i live for exposition. growing up I used to write pretty much every moment I wasn't playing a sport or at school. even if I was watching TV I'd always have my notebook open either brainstorming ideas, making outlines, reworking existing ideas, or god forbid actually writing out an actual story. that was my least favorite part of the writing process. it's how I know GRRM will never put out another ASOIAF book. its too daunting a task at this point and there are easier bags to get.

i definitely want to read the book and then go back and watch the movie again w/ informed eyes. cant wait to it to arrive on Monday.

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60. "hmm"
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didn't really understand the hype. way too long, could not wait to get
out of there. didn't know much about it beforehand.

  

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61. "Fuck. That was excellent."
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62. "Just finished the 4K stream, I'm mixed on it (My "bad" posts here)"
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Better looking and more to the tone than Dune 1984, but...

**I really don't think someone who hasn't read the book will understand it at all.**

Random "bad" thoughts --I'll follow after a re-watch with "GOOD" thoughts:

I didn't need the 80 shots of Chani, and the ending "This is just the beginning" and the smiles felt SUPER forced.

A lot of scenes felt very artificial to me - maybe it's because they were filmed so clear and did not have much atmosphere. They looked like a slow moving perfume commercial in many cases - I'm just missing the emotion in a lot of the scenes.

Lady Jessica seemed a lot weaker in most of the movie than I think of her in the books. But her take down of Stilgar felt like they corrected it.

There was no explanation of why Dr. Yueh's betrayal was so unexpected.

I think the sound/dialog mixing was very bad - without the subtitles I have no I doubt I would NOT have understood a lot of the movie with the subtitles.

Timmy C needed a little more bulk IMHO. He does look like a little boy.

Timmy C's dialog delivery was poor in many cases - sometimes not his fault since it omits much of the thoughts in the book. And some was changed just to explain to people what was going on. But not crazy about a lot of his delivery.


Not crazy about Duncan Idaho talking scenes - but fighting scenes were fine.

The Kurtz/Apocalypse Now shot wasn't my favorite. The baron seems much less capable in this movie than the previous movie.

Not crazy of about half of the score.

Voices of the ancestors are never explained - not sure why they had so many scenes with it.

If you haven't read the books I don't think this movie captures the characters well. Most seem very flat and you really can't tell what their motivations are if the movie is the only thing you've seen.

I'll watch again this weekend , there was a lot of good in it too.

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67. "I’ll be the guy to say it"
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Thought the movie was fire.

I digested the first 4 Dune books via audible in the past couple months to prepare

I have an issue with the majority of dark skinned characters
worshipping the white guy. I know Paul’s Messiah is the gist of the books
but it just felt gross watching the overwhelmingly darker skinned Fremon
worship the first white guy to come off the spaceship.

They added diversity within the Atreidies (sp) ranks with Howart and Ewe (sp)
But it felt very much like White Danerys being worshipped by the darker tribes in GOT.

I enjoyed the movie but the way my Blackness is setup Lol

  

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68. "Pretty dope to me overall"
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I've never read the books. Seen the 84 movie a while back and didn't care for it, didn't really understand it and the dated special effects and costumes took me out. This movie I was able to grasp the story much better, some slow pacing but probably added to the world building. The ending is a bit abrupt leading into part 2 which sounds like is a go now thankfully as this would have been horrible if didn't get any continuation. The white savior stuff I can see being problematic, maybe should have cast black actors for Paul and his family, would have still worked to me but meh, only main complaint. Visuals were really well done.

  

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69. "If you don't like WHITE SAVOIR then remember that was THE PLAN"
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The Bene Geserit spent *MILLENIA* setting this up. The freeman - WHATEVER their color - had no chance.

That's why they showed the natives reading the Orange/Catholic Bibles when the Atredies landed.

They planted superstitions, prophecies, and gave them a religion and planted their reverend mothers across galaxy.

Then the Bene Gesserit used this to acquire power, and to gain protection on almost any planet they visited.

Religion is a weapon in the Dune universe - as it is in ours.

More about it here:
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71. "^^^"
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73. "Wow. That's a serious spoiler. A warning would have been nice."
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It's pretty simple to just say something along the lines of, " if you don't like the white savior trope, there's actually some interesting story elements that may change your perception of it in this story. Spoilers ahead if you want to know how".

I just saw the movie on Thursday, and planned on starting the first book soon.

You just dropped a massive spoiler, that would have been compelling to watch unfold through the story itself.

  

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76. "Sorry, didn't think that was a spoiler at all"
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It's covered in great detail even in the first chapters of the book.

It's mentioned briefly in the movie when the reverend mother tells Jessica they've done all they can.

I doubt the next movie will really even go into it except *MAYBE* having Paul scream something a few times in a single scene. It'd be kind of hard to explain in a strictly narrative movie.

The book is not about race it is about politics, trying to interpret it from a racial standpoint will lead to some very weird 'takes' on it.

I guess I forgot you can spoil a 50 year book.

I'll try to keep this in mind if they ever make a 2 part movie of "A Canticle for Leibowitz."

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80. "I'm not coming at you, but a warning would have been nice"
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Yes, you didn't spoil the book. However, I hadn't read the book or watched the movie and I'm sure some on here hadn't either. From what you said, the plot point you mentioned isn't terribly significant. But either way, a warning would have helped.

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81. "Sorry"
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Honestly didn't mean to spoil it.

Those first 6 Dune books are great reads - but Dune itself is pretty hard to get into until around 90 pages in - it's a lot of information and very little action.

If the ever get around to making God Emperor of Dune you'll have to *immediately read the book* - there's no way to avoid spoilers.

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70. "knowing the bit i know about the book from friends"
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having the Atreides gang be POC would be an absolute mess and you'd be REALLY pissed. you cant look at this w/ 2021 race politics.

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72. "Really great. One of the biggest-scale movies I've ever seen."
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They could obviously tank the second half, but the first half was really terrific. Even my wife, who usually hates shit like this, really loved it.

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74. "I'm sold. frankly, this should have been HBO's Game of Thrones follow up..."
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Between the film itself, and the tidbits I've come across, this is a seriously dense story on an epic scale.

Serialized television on a network such as HBO seems to be the best way to do this justice.

I hope they do part 2, and pickup the rest of the books as an HBO series.

I'm going to cop the audiobook once i finish up a fee pther things im going through, and I can't wait.

  

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77. "The Dune universe is so big that it would work as multi TV series"
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It could easily be the sci fi GoT. You could run multiple series at a time. One a prequel that deals with the Butler Jihad, a second that explains the rise of the Great Houses, and a third being the OG Dune trilogy.

  

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78. "HBO Max is doing a prequel series- Dune: Sisterhood"
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10466872/

I really hope it's not based on the Brian Herbert series that came out in 2010-2014?

Brian is no Frank.

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75. "40m opening weekend and best WB pandemic launch"
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https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1452349426501029888

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79. "Hate to say it, this was not for me on first watch"
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A couple of my friends took a bet on when I might fall asleep watching this...turns out the answer was about an hour and 10 minutes in. I'll definitely rewatch it on HBO Max because I'm a huge fanboy for Villanueve but this just could not hold me. I was reminded of seeing "You Were Never Really Here" a couple years ago where I felt all the parts were there to be a movie made just for me and yet the end result had me completely zoned out.


The only familiarity I have with this story is the Lynch movie, which loses me at a similar point. I could really relate to this Letterboxd review:

"not bad if u ever just feel like staring at the color orange and not feeling a single emotion for two and a half hours"


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