Author Topic: Dune (2020)  (Read 29626 times)

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #300 on: September 23, 2021, 02:01:34 PM »
"If you kids are good I'll take you for a frozen sasquatch."

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #301 on: September 23, 2021, 03:57:59 PM »
"Children of Camp Blood" would be a great name for a film... in 1982.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #302 on: September 23, 2021, 06:10:05 PM »
How the fuck does that make more money than it costs to produce?

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #303 on: September 24, 2021, 07:59:26 PM »
For those in the vicinity of a Cineworld outlet, it looks like Dune '84 is getting a reshowing all this week


Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #304 on: September 25, 2021, 06:50:16 PM »
Saw Lynch's one on at the Odeon last night. Seen it a lot over the years but never on the big screen before. Still looks gorgeous but some of the edits are pretty clunky both visually and sonically. The matte lines are really fucking bad too.
Also, I don't remember noticing before but he does this in stereo for the duration of the guild navigator screen:



Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #305 on: October 04, 2021, 06:36:09 PM »
Apparently this has made 100million globally before even opening in the states, which bodes well…

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #306 on: October 04, 2021, 07:24:31 PM »
Aye, but it'll be going up against Bond (for those who want cinematic spills 'n' thrills) and the new Halloween (for those who want some genre schlock) in the US, so it's not home clear yet. I can understand wanting to avoid going head to head with Shang-Chi, but it's really unfortunate placement.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #307 on: October 04, 2021, 07:58:22 PM »
Is this fucking film *still* not out??

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #308 on: October 14, 2021, 03:02:02 PM »
Booked two tickets for me and Mrs Nose next Thursday, morning showing.  I don't think I actually needed to book tickets, but next Thursday morning is literally the only chance we've got to see it.

I'm looking forward to it.  I don't think Mrs Nose really cares either way (she's aware of it, but hasn't read any of the books or seen any of the screen adaptations - I think she's only coming as she really liked both Arrival and Prisoners).

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #309 on: October 15, 2021, 09:04:06 PM »
"Cult film-maker Mark Polonia", eh? Let's have a look at his filmography.
His early career is the thing most fans of his cite - his brother John died in 2008, and they'd made most of their movies together up to that point, so I think he probably just decided to knock his own things on the head and work for the mockbuster crowd.

I'm not saying his old movies are any good, mind - most of them are dreadful. But they're a bit better / more original than his recent filmography would have you believe.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #310 on: October 17, 2021, 03:49:10 PM »
This is now available on your dirty torrent sites.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #311 on: October 17, 2021, 05:24:39 PM »
They said Obliteration instead of Oblivion. Childhood ruined by 6%.

Nah. Great movie.

EDIT: So how many times do I have to go see this in the cinema for a sequel?
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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #312 on: October 18, 2021, 04:47:01 AM »
At least once! It's done really well outside the US but it's still far from making double its money back, which is the bare minimum for films. I'm in the US, so I'll watch it in the cinema then rewatch (or just leave on in the background) on HBO Max, to try to inflate the numbers a bit.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #313 on: October 18, 2021, 10:08:46 AM »
His early career is the thing most fans of his cite - his brother John died in 2008, and they'd made most of their movies together up to that point, so I think he probably just decided to knock his own things on the head and work for the mockbuster crowd.

I'm not saying his old movies are any good, mind - most of them are dreadful. But they're a bit better / more original than his recent filmography would have you believe.

Christ, he's a busy boy isn't he!!  Makes Charles Band look lazy.

I bailed quite early on in the mockbuster genre (Atlantic Rim was the last one I think, which - for the uninitiated - is an eternity ago in mockbuster terms) when I realised how quick they were churning them out and in large quantities as well.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #314 on: October 18, 2021, 12:28:59 PM »
Tried out the first half-hour before convincing myself to quit and (probably) wait the 6 weeks 'til it gets to cinemas here. Loved what I saw so far, great design work, Baron Harkonnen looks as nasty as he should, Jessica, the fremen, just what I imagined from the book. I don't know whether it's just me having read the book, but everything so far has been nice and clear without the need for "in the year 10 000, blah blah blah..." non-diegetic narration. There's little bits of exposition here and there, made quite natural.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #315 on: October 18, 2021, 12:50:16 PM »
Cold, sterile, boring, Villeneuve.
It was alright though, the story kept me interested. Will watch the next one if they let him do it.
Lots of pomp and ceremony to give the nerds a stiffy, but I suppose how else are you gonna lend this stuff gravitas? It's either that or you shove in a wise cracking sidekick and go full star wars.
It feels very "young adult", that's the demographic this is mainly aimed at, I think.

Those dragonfly spaceships seem like they would be really inefficient and the wear and tear on the wings, phew! I'm usually happy to suspend my disbelief, but they were showing how heavy and mechanical the wings were when they were starting up. That'd just be a none starter, surely.
They should have had the wings hang a bit floppy so you're thinking "aaaah, right, they're very light and made out of something very strong" something like that.

You're just watching this and dreaming about what might have been, a garish Jodorowsky Dune full of splendour and strangeness and wonder :(
Can't help feeling like we got the muted, drab, mundane dune we deserved.
It actually worked well in terms of world building, hopefully the next part will be a lot more fun.

Those Apocalypse Now references were a bit on the nose, did anyone else think? Why do that?

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #316 on: October 18, 2021, 01:26:06 PM »
So I've ordered the new Arrow Bluray release of Lynch's Dune, because I fancied watching it.  Am I just really susceptible to marketing?  Because I have only heard that it is bad.

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« Reply #317 on: October 18, 2021, 02:10:07 PM »
So I've ordered the new Arrow Bluray release of Lynch's Dune, because I fancied watching it.  Am I just really susceptible to marketing?  Because I have only heard that it is bad.

It has its fans.  I'm not one of them (I think it's dreadful), but having said that the Arrow release is a good package - I'd probs get it myself if I could afford it.  The only thing it doesn't include is the longer TV/airline/whatever cut (not that that's particularly noteworthy).

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #318 on: October 18, 2021, 03:24:37 PM »
For reasons too tedious to go into I find myself stuck in Telford this Saturday, so I’ve booked myself an IMAX screening. Not sure what IMAX actually is but I guess I’ll find out.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #319 on: October 18, 2021, 04:12:34 PM »
It actually worked well in terms of world building, hopefully the next part will be a lot more fun.

Dune? Fun?

Actually, the second half of the first book is about as fun as it gets, in the first three books, at least.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #320 on: October 18, 2021, 04:25:31 PM »
Haha, well, they'll tek a ride on a spaceworm or whatever.
Yes, he's sticking a bit too rigidly to the source material, I think, at least Jodo would have had a few clowns with their knockers out or whatever.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #321 on: October 19, 2021, 02:18:16 AM »
So I've ordered the new Arrow Bluray release of Lynch's Dune, because I fancied watching it.  Am I just really susceptible to marketing?  Because I have only heard that it is bad.

I've ordered the UHD. I have neither a UHD player or a 4K TV.

Not sure what IMAX actually is but I guess I’ll find out.

Uncomfortable seats, but whoo boy! That's a big screen.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #322 on: October 19, 2021, 02:25:44 AM »
Pinball, thank you so much for turning me onto that "Alternative Edition Redux" fan edit! Watched it there tonight.
It's like watching Flash Gordon in comparison to the new one :D
Fantastic. Enjoyed every minute!
I know that it's fun for everyone, but as a geordie, it's a singularly exquisite pleasure to see sting getting stabbed right up his cunt chin.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #323 on: October 19, 2021, 07:11:35 PM »
Booked two tickets for me and Mrs Nose next Thursday, morning showing.  I don't think I actually needed to book tickets, but next Thursday morning is literally the only chance we've got to see it.

I'm looking forward to it.  I don't think Mrs Nose really cares either way (she's aware of it, but hasn't read any of the books or seen any of the screen adaptations - I think she's only coming as she really liked both Arrival and Prisoners).

Around 50% of little Nose's class have tested positive for covid since yesterday and are all isolating at home for ten days, so I'm fully expecting to not be able to go on Thursday now (she tested negative tonight, but has sniffles and another day for it to develop).

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #324 on: October 19, 2021, 09:21:35 PM »
So I've ordered the new Arrow Bluray release of Lynch's Dune, because I fancied watching it.  Am I just really susceptible to marketing?  Because I have only heard that it is bad.

I did the same and I already know that it's bad, but the extras look great.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #325 on: October 20, 2021, 04:46:28 PM »
Question for those that have actually seen this now - those bits of humour in the trailer (that made most of us raise our eyebrows a bit), is there much of that in the film, or is it pretty much only what's in the trailer?  Or are they even in the film?

I'm one of those that wants a miserable very serious and po-faced non-campy Dune.

Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #326 on: October 20, 2021, 04:51:42 PM »
I haven't seen the trailer but it's as humourless and as cold and as sterile as you could ever possibly wish for!

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« Reply #327 on: October 20, 2021, 04:52:50 PM »
Even if that's representative of much of the film, it's hardly campy. The fact that a bit of character-building dialogue with a hint of levity was dismissed as "Marvel-style quipping" by the fans (on Facebook, not talking about here) is a testament to how much of a dour, self-important grind the books are.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #328 on: October 20, 2021, 05:15:36 PM »
Having seen it, I can assure you that the film is so otherwise bereft of humour that one suspects those "quips" were included solely so they could put them in the trailer.
I found the whole thing a bit of a slog in places to be honest. Far prefer the 90s CD ROM game.

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Re: Dune (2020)
« Reply #329 on: October 21, 2021, 11:08:51 AM »

Probably not going to be able to stop myself listening to it on phone in car on way home from work (first 15 minutes).


it's as humourless and as cold and as sterile as you could ever possibly wish for!

I'll probably like this just as much as the other ones then

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