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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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Mind in Motion: Watching Dune

Mind in Motion: Watching Dune

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(p.63) 3. Mind in Motion: Watching Dune
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Dune
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Christian McCrea

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0004

This chapter explores David Lynch's Dune as one of science fiction's strangest outliers. It examines Dune's impressive cast, the lurid set designs, and the spiralling dialogue exchanges. It also charts the film's internal logic through key shots and scenes with reference to Frank Herbert's notes, Lynch's scripts, and the much discussed and controversial 'Alan Smithee' television edit of the film. The chapter describes Dune's final form that is acute with montages, voice-overs, interludes, inter-cuts, and fades in. It provides a close analysis of the film's unusual structure, summarizing how the material is loosely arranged and paying strict attention where the film demands it.

Keywords:   David Lynch, Dune, cast, set design, dialogue exchanges, Frank Herbert, Alan Smithee

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