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    Re: Dune 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    but Bladerunner 2049 definitely lost some of its impact on a TV.
    You just need a bigger TV

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Definitely looking forward to a trip to the cinema to see this.

    Muad'Dib !!!!

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    Re: Dune 2021

    I'm a superfan of the books and the '84 film (i watched the miniseries so that you don't have to - it's, well, dreadful, entire thing feels like a cutscene from a stodgy 90s resident evil or similar though I suppose it has its charm) and am obviously incredibly psyched to see this, though I f'ed up with ticketing and can only get to see it on Friday. I'd say 'no spoilers please' but I realize how silly that would be

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Can I just say there will have to be a follow on lol couldn't resist.
    JABULANI NONKE

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Seen it twice in the last 4 days, once in the cinema and once at home, and it's blooming excellent. Go see it.

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It would be nice to watch this in the cinema,but I won't be going to a cinema anytime soon sadly.
    It would, But I have some health challenges and given that it looks like Covid, in never-ending variants, is likely to be with us long term .... well, I feel sorry for cinemas. That aid, judging by the percentage of people in many shops wearing masks, it doesn't bother about 90% (*) of the population much.

    I don't use our garage much now that I sold my last 'project' car (a '70s Opel Manta hatchback), and I have given some some thought to turning it into a proper home cinema. Dunno yet. Maybe. Maybe just a big TV in the lounge. But in these post-Covid days, I may well have already set my last foot in a public cinema, ever.

    Back to Dune .... I did see the original film but was .... underwhelmed. Taken on it's own, if you haven't read the book, I guess it was okay, but as a fan of the books I thought it was .... superficial. It is nearly always the problem with such books, that you cannot cover the depth and detail in a film, as you can in the book. Or not without making it sooooo long few people would go to see it. I can't think of any cases where films have done books like that justice. They always seem superficial and .... trivialised. They strike me as being done only for the money-grab, and 'devalue' the book content in the process. I'm not a fan. The worst example (IMHO)? The TV serialisation of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The radio series was pretty good because, like books, it fires the imagination. TV/film turns the imagination off because they provide the visuals for you and if they don't/can't cover the complexity, breadth and detail, well ....




    (*) Skewed stat, I know. By definition, many of the people it does bother (including me) eiher won't be in shops in the first place, so the proportion wearing masks in shops is skewed by that very factor pre-selecting and filterng who might go into shops, and how often. I think I've been in a shop 3 times in 18 months, whereas pre-Covid, I could have managed that, comfortably, in an hour.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Loved the movie. Haven't seen the original old movie, but it seemed prettt faithful to the book and great to see it brought to life!

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Could someone give me a bit of a primer on Dune? What genre is it, and what's it about? I kinda want to hear it from someone who's watched the movie/read the book for themselves instead of just Googling it.

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin90 View Post
    Could someone give me a bit of a primer on Dune? What genre is it, and what's it about? I kinda want to hear it from someone who's watched the movie/read the book for themselves instead of just Googling it.
    The only place in the universe that you can find the 'Spice' is the planet Arrakis / Dune, currently owned by the traitorous House Harkkonnen; the spice is vital for space travel, extends life, and has other consciousness-raising properties. The emperor feels threatened by the popularity of House Atreides, so he decrees that they must take over from the Harkkonens, intending to set them into a trap. Duke Leto Atreides has a son, Paul, who has been trained by his mum - part of the Bene Gesserit, a house of wacky space nuns, into particular abilities, to do with fighting and body control and supreme powers of introspection. They go to Arrakis / Dune where they meet the Fremen, a tribe of desert-dwellers who help the Atreides attempt to restore order to the universe.

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Bonus points for "wacky space nuns", although the Reverend Mother Mohiam would like a word...

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    Bonus points for "wacky space nuns", although the Reverend Mother Mohiam would like a word...
    First post in almost two years. Savage accuracy.

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    Re: Dune 2021

    The Critical Drinker has a video on it that seems to sum it up quite well... at least in terms of my own findings.
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    like a chihuahua urinating on a towering inferno...

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    Re: Dune 2021

    Saw this at Vue and the whispering dialogues were difficult to follow in parts.

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    Re: Dune 2021

    DVD just arrived, well I should probably say 4K super ultra mega super disc with bells and whistles. Might get to watch at the weekend but I think we have another movie queued in front so we'll see. Looking forward to it either way!

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    Re: Dune 2021

    I watched it at the cinema in the IMAX screen, and I wasn't wowed. The film itself was good, but I expected to be blown away by the visuals, maybe I was expecting too much of a film that is mainly sand...

    I'll probably get the 4k disk when they eventually do the 2nd part and release them as a set, then see how it is at home in a more intimate environment

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    maybe I was expecting too much of a film that is mainly sand...
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