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Dune: Part Two.

Started by Glebe, August 05, 2022, 05:08:29 PM

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Glebe

Way too early for a trailer of course but here's an amusing Instagram post from Florence Pugh, preparing for her role as Princess Irulan.

That's the edition I'm reading at the moment. Old news now but just for the record, the other big additions to the cast so far are Christopher Walken as the Padishah Emperor, Léa Seydoux as Lady Fenring and Austin 'Elvis' Butler as Feyd-Rautha.

Thought the first movie was really good, only reading the book for the first time and very much enjoying it.

Mister Six

I've given up on the books with God Emperor, which has almost killed my interest in reading anything that isn't a comic book, so dull was it. But yeah, that first book is fun and I'll be interested to see how Villeneuve wraps it up. On reflection, I think I admire his films more than I enjoy them, but I do hope he gets the opportunity to do Dune: Messiah, the second book, which wraps up Paul's arc.

(I wouldn't mind someone a bit more mainstream doing the rest of the series, because there are some good ideas wrapped up in the awful prose, drab characters and inert plotting, and someone basically stripping them out and creating an interesting narrative to house them would be preferable to me than forcing myself through more of Herbert's bilge, even - in fact, especially - if it's not an accurate depiction of his "vision".)

Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth

I thought the first one was pretty underwhelming, but I'll probably see this in the cinema anyway - mostly because my friend is a fan of the books and will be upset if he doesn't have anyone to see it with.

Hate Villeneuve, but it did make me give Lynch's effort another chance in the form of that "Alternative Edition Redux" fan edit.
It's fantastic! Loved every minute of it. Feels like you're watching flash gordon after dunc!

Spoiler alert
I know that it's fun for everyone, but as a geordie, it's a singularly exquisite pleasure seeing sting getting stabbed right up his cunt chin.
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Blumf

[tag]Florence, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb[/tag]

Found the first one surprisingly... not good. Not terrible, but a real missed opportunity that didn't really work. Will still watch this, and hope Messiah gets done.

Lynch's is still the best, even if deeply flawed and point missing. It's good fun and feels as epic as it should be.

elliszeroed

Love the books. Loved the first film, even though it ended abrupdly.

Pugh seems too short to play a princess, mind, but my mind is open.

They can do wonders with step ladders nowadays.

Poobum

New Dune was the first film I'd seen at the cinema since Jurassic Park 3. It was an immense experience but did fall very flat when I tried to rewatch it on TV. Really looking forward to this, have liked Pugh it what little I've seen her in. I have just now realized there was no Alia in part one so will be interested how that'll be dealt with. Also love Lynch's Dune, saw it when I was about 12 and it was an eye opener on how stories could be told. It's such a unique film it that what works is genius and what doesn't is awful.

TrenterPercenter

Yes really enjoyed this in the cinema, loud as fuck, really looking forward to part two and seeing how political they are willing to go.

Poobum

Just remembered Alia technically was in the first film and that whole thing.

Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth

Quote from: Poobum on August 06, 2022, 05:29:24 PMNew Dune was the first film I'd seen at the cinema since Jurassic Park 3.
Desolation.

Blumf

Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 05:49:26 PMreally looking forward to part two and seeing how political they are willing to go.

<interior, Sietch Tabr>
Paul Atreides: "Looks like those clowns in congress did it again! What a bunch of clowns!"

TrenterPercenter

"That's some crazy get up Harkonnen...."

Shaky

Quote from: elliszeroed on August 06, 2022, 04:26:01 PMPugh seems too short to play a princess, mind, but my mind is open.

What's the height requirement on princesses these days?

Blumf

Quote from: Shaky on August 07, 2022, 07:23:17 AMWhat's the height requirement on princesses these days?

Not so tall that she can't fit in a tunnel.

elliszeroed

Quote from: Shaky on August 07, 2022, 07:23:17 AMWhat's the height requirement on princesses these days?

Fair point :)

Glebe

Quote from: Shaky on August 07, 2022, 07:23:17 AMWhat's the height requirement on princesses these days?

Dunno but you're pretty short for a stormtrooper!

Pocket pop princess Kylie Minogue isn't even 5ft.
The diminutive diva, 54, wowed fans with her hour glass finger as she threw out the rulebook on princess height conventions.

Glebe

Quote from: ImmaculateClump on August 07, 2022, 01:05:46 PMPocket pop princess Kylie Minogue isn't even 5ft.
The diminutive diva, 54, wowed fans with her hour glass finger as she threw out the rulebook on princess height conventions.

Never mind the rulebook she's throwing out shapes as she's 'Spinning Around'! Woo! You go girl! Princesses can be diminutive after all!

George White

Quote from: elliszeroed on August 06, 2022, 04:26:01 PMLove the books. Loved the first film, even though it ended abrupdly.

Pugh seems too short to play a princess, mind, but my mind is open.
I was really hoping they'd cast Hunter Schafer (off HBO's Euphoria), who was considered. Also because having a trans Irulan would have been a nice nod to Jodorowsky who was going to cast (because Dali had forced him to) AManda Lear (though Amanda Lear is most certainly a trans woman, despite no record of 'Amanda Tapp' having existed before the mid-60s, and every transgender club act of a certain age saying they knew her when she was a Eurasian boy, and that passport of 'Alain Tapp' having been found, and the fact she is a known bullshitter to an almost Wyngardean degree).

Catalogue Trousers

'Hour glass finger'?

She's a blummen stick insect mon

Glebe


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