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Re: Hello every one

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 11:36
by SadisticCynic
Using LSD to get back to reality, now there's an idea! :)

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 13:03
by niño-gusano
When I fist watched the movie (Lynch´s one, of course) I had not even read the book. To tell the truth I did not understand a thing´till I read it but it was the reason why I did it. So, although I agree with most of you I´ll always love Lynch´s messy (but beautiful) movie.....and the stillsuits are so cool!...i´ve even thought of trying to make one for Halloween...

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 13:16
by Freakzilla
The special effects alone were groundbreaking for their time.

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 13:30
by DuneFishUK
Lynch's Dune is packed full of brilliant visual short-hand. It certainly deviates from the book, but it does so incredibly :).

It does look better on a big screen though - DVD doesn't do it justice. I missed it first time around (owing to only being a month old at the time), but I saw it at my local art-house a few years ago... and it was incredible. Eg - the Navigator scene at the beginning is so lavish it's visually mindblowing!

Also, faults aside, there is a surprising amount of pure FH in there (more direct lines of dialogue than the mini for sure) stuff like "Law is the Ultimate Science" above the Emperor's door. Miniseries didn't have anything that good. :P

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 02 Jul 2009 15:50
by GamePlayer
I don't pretend to understand David Lynch's mind (which is an especially esoteric mind, even for a filmmaker), so I can't say for absolutely certain why he chose bald Reverend Mothers for the Bene Gesserit. However, if I were a filmmaker and I wanted a visual cue which would communicate a sense of unease in the presence of a Bene Gesserit, I might choose to utilize bald actresses in order to evoke an unsettling feeling from my audience. As film, the image of a bald woman with metal teeth immediately makes the audience squirm in their seats whereas evoking that same sense of the ill-ease induced by a Bene Gesserit (which is by default an immaterial effect in the book) it might be impossible to do so in most other ways given the limitations and the time constraints of the film medium.

If I had a running time like that of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, as a director I might avoid using bald actresses and instead use some kind of quick, but very upsetting scene placed at the beginning of the film which would initially establish the nature of the Bene Gesserit from that point forward. Perhaps a scene in which a BG (in a VERY visually distinctive dress which would repeat during the rest of the film....perhaps a strong primary color) is assisting in the delivery of a new born only to seize the child for herself, literally ripping mother and child apart, leaving the mother weeping in utter sadness as the BG carries the child off to the sisterhood. In less than a minute and without a single line of dialog, you've established the BG character for the remainder of your film. No baldness required :)

Anyway, that's my take on it, as an amateur film geek :)

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 04:50
by Julie-zhu
:) :)
Hey everyone
Glad to see you!I'm Julie-zhu, im 23 years old. I'm happy to be a menber here. I like travelling, listening to music, watching movies, making friends and so on.This year, I found my first job. I wanna do it well and have a good start to my work.
Nice to meet you! Hope we can be good friends in future. :) ;)

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 05:04
by lotek
piss off

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 05:20
by nampigai
how rude ^^

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 05:28
by lotek
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Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 05:37
by inhuien
nampigai wrote:how rude ^^

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Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 07:07
by SandChigger
Julie-zhu wrote::) :)
Hey everyone
Glad to see you!I'm Julie-zhu, im 23 years old. I'm happy to be a menber here. I like travelling, listening to music, watching movies, making friends and so on.This year, I found my first job. I wanna do it well and have a good start to my work.
Nice to meet you! Hope we can be good friends in future. :) ;)

The only thing missing from this description is ... WHAT? :roll:

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 12:04
by Serkanner
Do you know Susie by any chance?

Re: Hello every one

Posted: 29 Mar 2010 13:26
by Eyes High
Okay, evidently I'm missing something here, but either way-- I'm still going to say welcome.

EDIT to add: okay, read the other threads now, still I'm holding out hope that she is a real new member. But Julie please do tell how you found us and what you think of Dune.