David: Each manifestation of Dune, including Frank Herbert’s novel, can be viewed as a product of its time. Dune (2021) appears sanitised to accomodate the social and geopolitical tensions of the 21st Century. It’s also a different take on the huge weight of world-building detail in the novel and the choice whether to cram it into a movie or leave most of it out. We set out to cram some back in for you.
Jules: Is the tragedy of DUNE (2021) the same as the tragedy of DUNE (1984), namely that the best film of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel was David Lean’s 1962 Lawrence of Arabia?
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