de Christian Mccrea
Sobre o livro
David LynchsDune (1984) is the film that science fictionand the directors most ardent fanscan neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herberts 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, whoseEraserhead (1977) andThe Elephant Man (1980) had already marked him out as a visionary director. What emerges out of their strange, long process is a deeply unique vision of the distant future; an eclectic bazaar of wood-turned spaceship interiors, spitting tyrants, and dream montages. Lynchs film was steeped in an ancient primordial nastiness that has nothing to do with the sci-fi film as we currently know it, asVillage Voice critic J. Hoberman put itonly with time becoming a cult classic. This book is the first long-form critical study of the film; it delves into the relationship with the novel, the rapidly changing context of early 1980s science fiction, and takes a close look at Lynchs attempt to breathe sincerity and mysticism into a blockbuster movie format that was shifting radically around him.