Food for the Soul: Dune

By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout

Frank Herbert’s novel Dune was published in 1965, and ever since, entire generations of people all over the world have read the book even if they were not ardent sci-fi fans. Some of them may have even seen the deeply flawed 1984 film adaptation directed by David Lynch that starred such disparate artists as Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Jürgen Prochnow, and Silvana Mangano. Special Effects were in their infancy at the time compared with the 2021 possibilities, and Baron Harkonnen floating on barely disguised wires is not what audiences expect these days.

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