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Christian McCrea

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325826

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.001.0001

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A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune

A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune

(p.13) 1. A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune

Christian McCrea

Liverpool University Press

This chapter maps the science fiction milieu, which includes David Lynch's Dune. It explains how science-fiction cinema had been bursting into new life throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. It also mentions the influence of Frank Herbert's original novel of Dune on stories of interstellar science fiction, such as the first Star Wars trilogy. The chapter discusses Herbert's approach to fiction and personal biography that provide some of the seeds of what the film version of Dune would become. Since Dune occurs in the shadow of Star Wars, it also provides context for the production and consumption of science-fiction film in the years between the releases of the two movies.

Keywords:   David Lynch, Dune, science fiction, interstellar science fiction, Star Wars, science-fiction cinema, science-fiction film

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