Dune (David Lynch, 1984)
Hey every great filmmaker has to slip up sometime you know? The saga of filmmakers trying to adapt Frank Herbert’s widely acclaimed sci-fi opus Dune, about the machinations of noble families vying to control the planet that produces the valuable space-traveling material of “Spice” is as complex and difficult as the very source material itself. The project was initially helmed by cult Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, who dropped out in the development process when he couldn’t find sufficient funding, before drawing the eye of Ridley Scott (Whose script for it amounted to a three hour film, and then decided to make his own sci-fi opus Blade Runner), and somehow, for better or for worse, it landed in the hands of poor old David Lynch, fresh off of the critical prestige garnered from The Elephant Man. Having never read Herbert’s novel, nor having a general interest in sci-fi, his end product (Which he didn’t get final cut privilege for) is a messy and overblown piece of joyous 80’s sci-fi camp, taking equal parts inspiration from Lawrence of Arabia and Ben-Hur. It’s amazing to see how Lynch manages to be both completely out-of-his-depth in adapting one of the most important works of the sci-fi literary canon, yet tailor-made to make the whole thing feel like a big-budget b-movie filled with unintentionally hilarious moments of excessive ludicrousness (THE MAIN VILLAIN IS PLAYED BY STING, WHO WEARS EAGLE SHORTS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD). Look this isn’t really what you’d call a “good” movie on a lot of different levels, Lynch has disowned the entire project and viewed making it as a miserable experience, and this is far from being his intended vision. But at the same time, it’s fascinating to see him direct on a massive scale, and I think there are moments of beauty in here to be admired and appreciated. Also Kyle MacLachlan rides a giant worm, so that’s kind of worth the price of admission alone. Recommended. #film#cinema#movie#cultfilm#cultclassic#filmblog#filmcollection#filmoftheday#filmmaking#filmreview#filmposter#filmtime#dune#davidlynch#1984#kylemaclachlan#patrickstewart#sting#scifi#epic#adventure#sobaditsgood
Attended two fabulous nights of @letterslive’s premiere in New York at @townhallnyc. I was so excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch 🤩😍 read live but also loved the other performances. These extraordinary letters of love, loss, complaint, injustice, and humor are so relevant to the modern day, regardless of when they were written. Here’s also a pic of us fangirling (and fanboying) on the first night! 😂
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@isabellarossellini and @kyle_maclachlan take the stage to discuss their experiences working with David Lynch, and introduce the screening of #BlueVelvet .
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I’ve been at my grandpa’s 80th birthday party and I was talking to an older cousin who I don’t see often at all. I started telling him about meeting Kyle (because honestly, what else do I have to talk about at a party?) and he actually knew who Kyle was! He’s a huge fan of Dune and he knew who Kyle was as soon as I mentioned his name. I showed him my photo with Kyle and he thought it was so cool. Like I said, he’s a huge fan of Dune, but he’s also a fan of some of David Lynch’s other work. But he’s never seen Twin Peaks. I told him he has to watch it and I really think he will. I’m so excited. I really hope he watches it. And he made me promise to watch Dune and let him know what I think about it. I just can’t believe I was able to talk about Kyle and David Lynch with someone who actually cares and understands. I just wish he didn’t live so far away so I could see him more often.
Но уходящая вдаль поволока
Их разлучила, так было бы проще.
И развела в разные стороны,
Чтобы свести чуточку позже.
И они ищут друг друга в потёмках
Долго блуждая, и не находят.
Ждут, трепеща, прекрасное завтра,
И вспоминают вчера и сегодня... #Кинчев#двое#lindaevangelista 🖤#kylemaclachlan 🖤 #bw
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.
Fun fact: I watched this scene and finished season 2 the night before I met Kyle. That’s been almost a month now. This scene actually broke my heart. Bob can’t do this to poor Agent Cooper. He’s such good, kind human being, he deserves this least of all. And then to end it that way is a crime. Thinking about this scene makes me all the more eager to watch more of The Return.