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The Enduring Appeal of “Dune” as an Adolescent Power Fantasy | The New Yorker

When you’re a teen-ager like Paul Atreides, it can seem like authority figures are always forcing you to do pointless, excruciating things.

By Ed Park, October 27, 2021

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of “Dune” stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides.Photograph by Chiabella James

Pressed inside an old book of mine is a gray sheet of paper, folded in uneven quarters, titled “Dune Terminology.” On it, there are thirty-seven words and phrases, including a baffling array of place names (Giedi Prime, pronounced “Gee-dee”), machinery (ornithopter, a “small aircraft capable of sustained wing-beat flight in the manner of birds”), and rituals (kanly, a “formal feud or vendetta under the rules of the Great Convention”).

Moviegoers with tickets to David Lynch’s “Dune,” which premièred December 14, 1984—I saw it on opening weekend at a mall, in suburban Buffalo—would have picked up the glossary from a stack as they entered the theatre, though the guide was unreadable in the dark, and it contained more than a few spoilers. To the novice, it must have looked like homework. It must have looked like no fun at all.

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Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021Hollywood has tried to nail Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel for decades to mixed success, with David Lynch‘s divisive 1984 version being the best known. But since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights in 2016, all eyes are now on Denis Villeneuve. The Blade Runner 2049 director releases the first of two Dune films this year, with an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and many more. — James

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Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Dune | In Theaters and HBO Max on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021Hollywood has tried to nail Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel for decades to mixed success, with David Lynch‘s divisive 1984 version being the best known. But since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights in 2016, all eyes are now on Denis Villeneuve. The Blade Runner 2049 director releases the first of two Dune films this year, with an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and many more. — James

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