#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the far future, a duke and his family are sent by the Emperor to a sand world from which comes a spice that is essential for interstellar travel. The move is designed to destroy the duke and his family, but his son escapes and seeks revenge as he uses the world’s ecology as one of his weapons.
Plot: In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance ‘Spice’ can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it’s only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.
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Deserves more credit but also deserves criticism
DUNE is an odd film. After having watched it several times over the years, I’m not afraid to call it a very flawed classic. That sounds strange, but it fits for this movie. Lynch got so many things right, but in the end the shortcomings of trying to squeeze an epic story into a little over 2 hours was simply too daunting a challenge. Besides, I’m sure many went into the theatre expecting a film in the vein of STAR WARS.
DUNE is not a story with which one can delve into brainless. It does require thought, for it’s inaccurate to portray it as anything less than a thinking person’s story. It’s not space battles, laser-gun shootouts, funny aliens, etc. There’s nothing wrong with those things, it’s just not what DUNE is about. It touches on everything from politics, religion, ecology, the true power of the human mind and will when fully realized, God, etc. Some heady stuff.
So imagine trying to fit all that in a movie.
Lynch got the feel, the imagery down, but wasn’t able to cohesively bring the story around w/o really making it a Cliff Notes version of the story. You get the main gist, but don’t get the “full story”, the themes, etc. So in the end it does disappoint because you’re left wondering what may have been had the movie conventions of that time allowed for a 2 or even 3 movie epic. Oh wait, STAR WARS did that. I guess DUNE wasn’t viewed as bankable enough to make such an investment.
Anyway, I still like the film a lot. The visual realization by Lynch makes it a classic in my book, too bad it couldn’t be matched by an equally strong script. I wonder if Peter Jackson would be willing to tackle another 3 film epic? Hmmmmmm…..
A beginning with Virginia Madsen can not fail
Lynch’s creative imagination gives a film with a high rate of intense images per square inch of celluloid, beginning with two consecutive solemn scenes: a brief introduction with an impressive Virgina Madsen as Princess Irulan and narrator of what we are about to see, and the vision of a desert where the wind blows with an epic music.
Intensity does not decay, as we found ourselves in an operatic exaggeratedly luxurious palace, the center of an already decadent empire, where very fine actors like José Ferrer and Siân Philips are dressed in spectacular dresses and matching wits with an octopus-like space- time navigator (and all that in less than a few minutes, compressing many pages of Frank Herbert’s book).
If that’s not original enough for you, perhaps you should wait until a giant worm that causes mega-volts of static in the desert sand swallows a huge harvesting machine, or until you see a long row of men on the dunes waiting for an even greater worm and an aspiring messiah to confirm a prophecy in a mysterious death-defying ritual.
If you think that stories are excuses to create powerful images, specially in a widescreen, that long row of men standing in the desert (while Paul walks towards his dangerous future) should not disappoint you, even if you are not a fan of Frank Herbert (I am not). As an image, it is one of the most powerful and cinematographically beautiful that I have seen. Lynch is to be credited for such a vision.
Plus an endless list of top quality actors like Francesca Annis, Max Von Sydow, Linda Hunt or Dean Stockwell to name a few, wonderful characterizations (Jurgen Prochnow is just the right actor for Duke Leto Atreides, or Lynchian Everett McGill for Stilgar) and of course Kyle MacLachlan as the charismatic heir that becomes hard-boiled leader.
9 out of 10 for a film with enough ideas and emotions to fill many films. A friend of mine had “Dune” as the only film in his VHS video collection: I bet he left the tape inside the VHS player and eventually broke the “eject” button.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min), 3 hr 10 min (190 min) (special edition) (USA), 2 hr 57 min (177 min) (extended cut)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director David Lynch
Writer Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)
Actors Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer
Country USA, Mexico
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, DeLaurentiis Productions
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL2, Todd-AO Lenses, Photo-Sonics 4E, Todd-AO Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,730 m (Norway), 3,736 m (Sweden), 3,755 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Todd-AO 35 (anamorphic), VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)