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Only downside I see is waiting till October.
So did the 1001 Nights, Dune is inspired by some of these Arabian classic storiesLords of the Rings paved literature for Dune and its story/world. Difficult to "get" Dune with one movie. Sure, the style has changed to make it more appealing to the new gen (not going verbatim as Lynch did). This is another variation. The trailer looks good and I'm eager to see the movie .
Well, it's should be epic in scope Glad you liked it!
Well, half of it, anyway.
It does have some Amazing "David Lean" panoramic type shots.An 8 minutes standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival...some movie critiques making reference to "2001 A Space Odyssey" for its breath, story, huge vistas and many of the shots showing the human size within its natural environment.
I can understand the studio wanting to hedge their bets, but I imagine it will create narrative challenges if and when it comes time to connect the dots between the 2 parts (with most features, it's hard to deliver a strong ending (editorially) without going back and tweaking the beginning). Assuming DV does get to complete his epic, audiences won't be able to fairly judge the finished product until the entire work has been fully integrated as a single work. Still, here's hoping Part 1 performs well enough to warrant a Part 2.