Friday, September 29, 2017

I've never seen "Dune" but I feel compelled to....

I know next to nothing about the book or film "Dune". I know it was made to be a sort of piggyback film because of how successful "Star Wars" was, but that aside I've got nothing. For the past few weeks I've been bumping into references to it in everyday life. Random conversations, in videos, articles, and even when looking up artwork from my favorite artists. 

Sasha Burrow is an VFX artist who is usually found working with The Asylum on various movie projects. He's worked on a lot of my favorite movies from that unique company, but he also does a lot of concept art that I simply adore. I love his rendition of Nyarlathotep (above) and other creatures from the Cthulhu mythos. Burrow has also been working on a personal project called "Dune Special Edition", which is a fan edit done by him and him alone to redo or remake various portions of the original film. 

You can see what he's done so far below;

I also know there was at least one comic book adaptation, based on the film and not the books. I really wonder why this series has fallen to the wayside. Aside from the original film and book series I don't here much about it; and in our recent climate of nerd nostalgia there has been no resurgence of merchandise of any kind. I am really sure there's a following for this series, but is it still part of scifi subculture and not pop culture? How odd. 

And I own the DVD for "Jodorowsky's Dune", a documentary about a version of "Dune that was never made. It still has one of the most inspirational trailers I have ever seen. Really wondrous. I haven't even seen the movie yet!

I feel as though if I start digging more into what Dune is I will never stop trying to understand it. It may very well consume me. I guess I'll buy the DVD then.

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