THE MASTERPIECE THAT NEVER WAS: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

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THE MASTERPIECE THAT NEVER WAS: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE



Written by Max Metzger
03 Thursday 03rd April 2014

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Written by Frank Herbert in 1965, Dune is considered to be one of the great sci-fi novels of all time and also has the rare honor of using the word Jihad before it was cool. Set in the year 10191, the intergalactic human empire has evolved into merchant aristocracy of sorts with an economy that revolves around a resource called Melange. It turns your eyes blue and gives you magic powers.

This big empire is ruled by several powerful houses:  Atreides, Corrino and Harkonnen among others. The emperor gives the planet Arrakis, to The House Atreides, much to the chagrin of aforementioned flying fatman, Baron Harkonnen. Then, there’s a war and Paul Atreides, only surviving heir of the house of Atreides, comes out on top after he marshals a guerrilla army of junkie-desert people. The film takes about three hours so I won’t bother explaining. Anyway, long story short, David Lynch cocked up what could have a much better version of Lord of The Rings. In the future.

 


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