Does the sleeper must awaken? Well, not necessarily to Lynch, that still does not exceed the trauma of his version of the novel of Frank Herbert.
We love strong David Lynch, the Serene Majesty of the Delirium Tremens Film and Meditation Junkie, but your version of Dune 1984 is a disaster. His adaptation of the mammoth novel sci-fi Frank Herbert was one of the failures most notorious in the history of cinema, and a massive failure to the critics; something that particularly hurt by the brilliance undoubted Lynch, and the love of keen to the source material.
That’s why, when Denis Villeneuve, the visionary of Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, he said that would make his own version, many felt that the complex universe of Dune I would have the treatment it deserves… And while that might generate some kind of battle of egos between the directors, the good Lynch ensures that not matter at all. In fact, said he has “zero interest”.
Let’s start by noting the obvious: Villeneuve and Lynch find themselves with dramatic differences to the hroa address the project titanic of Dune. Unlike Lynch, Villeneuve can divide adaptation into two films, which should theoretically give them an advantage when making the view incredibly detailed and rich in characters of the far future of the original book. On the other hand,
Villeneuve also has the advantage of special effects modern of the last generation to bring to life convincingly the different distant worlds of Herbert.
Maybe that’s why, the populace of the Internet began to cry out with pikes and torches when came the first images of Dune with Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac in the leading. Is more, everyone seemed to have an opinion about it… Except for the Lynch.
“Because it was a heartache for me. It was a failure and I didn’t have the final cut. I’ve told this story a billion times. Is not the movie that I wanted to do. I really like certain parts, but it was a total failure for me”; noted the ‘auteur in THR as to why your lack of interest.
In fact, Lynch has spoken at length of the traumatic experience that was to make Dune under the notorious producer Dino De Laurentiis, who exercised high control over the production, and gave Lynch the autonomy to put together final cut. Let us remember that by then, Lynch came from to make The Elephant Man, which earned him the Oscar, and Eraeserheadhis insane debut film.
The experience takes away a lot of your ideal of filmmaking. To add insult to the wound, Lynch later was removed completely the extended cut of the film that was released on tv (the film was credited to Alan Smitheethe pseudonym that is placed usually in the movies after that directors push to eliminate their own names). What could have been a killing blow became only a small spot of the handbook of Lynch, who would become one of the filmmakers most revered in the world with classics such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Mulholland Dr. and thus the cult classic Twin Peaks.
With tremendous trauma over it, it is only logical that David has “zero interest” in what has Denis between hands and it is easy to see why you don’t want to see or even talk about one’s own version of Villeneuve’s story. So soon, we wish you best of luck to Villeneuve with Dune. We hope that your experience with the sequel Blade Runner 2049 the tips you need…. Because if you need any advice, you surely will not resort to Lynch.