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Dune

Christian McCrea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

David Lynch's Dune (1984) is the film that science fiction — and the director's most ardent fans — can neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel built a meticulous universe of ... More


Introduction

Christian McCrea

in Constellations: Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on David Lynch's 1984 film version of Dune. It analyses Dune's narrative structure, characterisations, its approach to science fiction, and audiovisual language that are all ... More


The Golden Path

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the unexpected longevity of David Lynch's Dune, a film that was for many deemed dead on arrival. It assesses Dune's lasting legacy from absurd tie-in merchandise to incredible ... More


A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter maps the science fiction milieu, which includes David Lynch's Dune. It explains how science-fiction cinema had been bursting into new life throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. It ... More


The Weirding Way: The Makers of Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the production of David Lynch's Dune through the lens of the film's reputation, histories, and key players. It discusses the collaboration with El Topo director Alejandro ... More


We Live Inside a Dream: Fire Walk With Me as a David Lynch Film

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me fits within David Lynch's wider filmography. It analyses connections and commonalities between Fire Walk With Me and Lynch's other films, ... More


Mind in Motion: Watching Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores David Lynch's Dune as one of science fiction's strangest outliers. It examines Dune's impressive cast, the lurid set designs, and the spiralling dialogue exchanges. It also ... More


The Sleeper Has Awakened: After Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the cultural impact of David Lynch's Dune. It considers the actual box office numbers to assess the damage of the so-called bomb. It also revisits some of the strange collection ... More


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