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Old Classics: "Dune" (1984), a film by David Lynch

Posted by Theia - Thursday, May 24th, 2012

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«Dune» (also known as "Wüstenplanet, Der", "Dune - Der Wüstenplanet") is an Action/Adventure/Science Fiction/Fantasy film directed by David Lynch, and written by Frank Herbert and David Lynch, released in the USA on December 14 of 1984 . Francesca Annis and Leonardo Cimino are starring, alongside Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt and Freddie Jones.

Storyline:
In the far future, the known universe is ruled by Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV; the most precious substance in his sprawling feudal galactic empire is the spice melange, which extends life, expands consciousness, and is vital to space travel. The powerful Spacing Guild and its prescient Navigators use the spice to "fold space" and safely guide interstellar ships to any part of the universe instantaneously.

Sensing a potential threat to spice production, the Guild sends an emissary to demand an explanation from the Emperor, who confidentially shares his plans to destroy House Atreides. The popularity of Duke Leto Atreides has grown, and he is suspected to be amassing a secret army using sonic weapons called Weirding Modules, making him a threat to the Emperor. Shaddam's plan is to give the Atreides control of the planet Arrakis, the only source of spice in the universe, and to have them ambushed there by their longtime enemies, the Harkonnens. Informed of this plot, the [...]

Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides in Dune (1984)
Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides in Dune (1984)

Kenneth McMillan as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune (1984)
Kenneth McMillan as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune (1984)

Sting (Feyd-Rautha) and Kyle MacLachlan (Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides) in Dune (1984)
Sting (Feyd-Rautha) and Kyle MacLachlan (Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides) in Dune (1984)

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Sting as Feyd-Rautha in Dune (1984)
Sting as Feyd-Rautha in Dune (1984)

Sting (Feyd-Rautha) and Kyle MacLachlan (Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides) in Dune (1984)
Sting (Feyd-Rautha) and Kyle MacLachlan (Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides) in Dune (1984)

Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides in Dune (1984)
Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides in Dune (1984)

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Sting (Feyd-Rautha), José Ferrer (Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV), and Virginia Madsen (Princess Irulan) in Dune (1984)
Sting (Feyd-Rautha), José Ferrer (Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV), and Virginia Madsen (Princess Irulan) in Dune (1984)

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Posted by Marcus - Monday, August 14th, 2017

Great movie and Great Art Direction ! I can't believe that it makes already 33 years sine this movie was released. Amazing.

Marcus

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