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Dune

Christian McCrea

Abstract

David Lynch's Dune (1984) is the film that science fiction — and the director's most ardent fans — can neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel built a meticulous universe of dark majesty and justice, as wild-eyed freedom fighters and relentless authoritarians all struggled for control of the desert planet Arrakis and its mystical, life-extending “spice.” After several attempts to produce a film, Italian movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis and his producer daughter Raffaella would enlist David Lynch, whose Eraserhead (1977) and The Elephant Man (1980) had already marked him o ... More

Keywords: Dune, Dino De Laurentiis, David Lynch, science-fiction films, blockbuster movie

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325826
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian McCrea, author
RMIT University