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What’s this? A surprise bonus? Yes, indeed, Sean and Cody are turning Halloween into Christmas by giving you this brief return to the desert planet Arrakis, now reimagined by Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve. In the 2021 version of Dune, about half of what happened in the 1984 David Lynch version happens again but with better special effects, a considerably more comprehensible script, and a shirtless Timothée Chalamet in the role of Paul Atreides that was originally pioneered by Kyle MacLachlan. Can Sean and Cody, incorrigible fans of the bizarre 1984 David Lynch version, accept this lavish CGI-drenched boondoggle as the definitive film version of Dune, or will they chew it up like a sandworm munching on a carryall? Find out! You’ll also hear what Mike Miley, the guest interviewed on the original Dune episode, thinks of the new version.
As this is a shorter and more impromptu episode of Green Screen, the discussion of environmental issues is minimal, but climate change gets a mention, so there’s that.
Original 2021 trailer for Dune.
Because it’s so new there are no clips available for Dune on YouTube, but you can see some of the visuals in the film in this featurette.
Additional Materials About This Episode:
Mike Miley’s latest book, Conversations with Steve Erickson by Matthew Luter & Mike Miley, University of Mississippi Press, 2021:
Sean Munger’s book, In Deadly Mirrors, a crime novel, came out on October 29, 2021. Here is the link to it on Amazon.
Dune (2021) on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1160419/
Dune (2021) on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/dune-2021/
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