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Old August 25 2013, 08:16 AM   #256
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

I've read the Naha book and it is one of the best behind-the-scenes/making ofs I've read. I was also wondering if the infamous dump they filmed in is the same one Elysium used? Wasn't the studio Churubusco or something? (just going on memory).

There's also some great Super 8 behind-the-scenes stuff with the actors (Sean Young in particular) on YouTube.
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Old August 26 2013, 12:45 PM   #257
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That's too bad, the banquet was one of my favorite parts of the book.
Most of the movie was shot in Mexico, and they literally had to build a whole new studio down there first. The book recounts how many of the actors and techs suffered from gastrointestinal problems, so I'm not surprised they didn't shoot the banquet scene.
I suddenly have a very unpleasant image of what happens when fifty odd people suffering from gastrointestinal distress are made to stand out in the desert in full body black rubber suits...eww.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:27 PM   #258
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That's what the thigh pads are for.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:46 PM   #259
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

But what about body heat? You'd COOK inside one of those suits.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:40 PM   #260
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^Contrary to common perception, deserts can be shockingly cold...but yeah, on the off chance it's hot like a desert is supposed to be, I can see people getting seriously dehydrated in those things. Doubly so if they'd just spent half the night on the loo.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:41 PM   #261
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Which is ironic, considering the theoretical purpose of the suits.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:52 PM   #262
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

Kynes says something about how the stillsuit is a "heat exchange system", so it must take care of body heat in SOME manner.
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Old August 26 2013, 08:49 PM   #263
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That's what the thigh pads are for.
Now there's a NASTY accident waiting to happen...banging your leg into the sharp corner of a desk and puncturing the thigh pad mechanism!

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Old August 26 2013, 09:55 PM   #264
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Thats why you would want a Stillsuit of Freman manufacturing, fitted desert style.
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Old August 26 2013, 10:05 PM   #265
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My preferred adaptation of the first Dune book would be the Lynch version....My optimal version would be something that doesn't exist. It would include the deleted scenes that were in the extended "Alan Smithee" edition, with their special effects completed, and with all the crap of that edition ( the voiceover, the scenes reused out of their proper sequence, etc. ) taken out.
I'm a huge fan of fanedits, and this probably won't be the first suggestion I make to check one out, but the following edit is nearly made to your order.

http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/componen...-edition-redux

I still have a hard time with even this, as there is simply no way to remove that awful Baron Harkonnen. Nevertheless, this version appeals to many who enjoy the Lynch film, but felt it still left quite a bit to be desired.

For other edits of the film, you may want to check a couple of others on this list:

http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/2012-08-...&keywords=dune
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Old August 27 2013, 12:10 AM   #266
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Thats why you would want a Stillsuit of Freman manufacturing, fitted desert style.
Yeah.. those city made copies are pure crap. If you want to tour the desert get a Fremen suit.. it's only 10 literjon's if you have the right connections.
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Old August 28 2013, 01:19 AM   #267
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But what about body heat? You'd COOK inside one of those suits.
In a real-world one, sure. Some of the actors complained quite a bit about how hot and uncomfortable they were to wear. The actor playing Rabban nearly passed out from heat exhaustion.
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Old August 28 2013, 01:52 AM   #268
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

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My preferred adaptation of the first Dune book would be the Lynch version....My optimal version would be something that doesn't exist. It would include the deleted scenes that were in the extended "Alan Smithee" edition, with their special effects completed, and with all the crap of that edition ( the voiceover, the scenes reused out of their proper sequence, etc. ) taken out.
I'm a huge fan of fanedits, and this probably won't be the first suggestion I make to check one out, but the following edit is nearly made to your order.

http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/componen...-edition-redux

I still have a hard time with even this, as there is simply no way to remove that awful Baron Harkonnen. Nevertheless, this version appeals to many who enjoy the Lynch film, but felt it still left quite a bit to be desired.

For other edits of the film, you may want to check a couple of others on this list:

http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/2012-08-...&keywords=dune
I've seen the Spicediver Alternative Version but it's been a while.

Have to admit that the thing I remember the most was the changed made with the soundtrack but there were extra scenes - the fate of Hawat at the end, the taking of Jamis's water are two I remember.
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Old August 28 2013, 01:56 AM   #269
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

In the longer cut do they include Paul telling the Emperor he intends to take Irulan as his wife? Without that little piece in the movie the character herself is pretty pointless, except for that small introduction at the beginning. I can't believe Virginia Madsen would sign on just for that.

In other Dune news, while I was out today on a drive I came across a used bookstore. Ended up picking up 'God Emperor of Dune.' I would have also got 'Heretics of Dune' if they had it, but I have plenty of time for that one I still have a little over have of 'Children of Dune' left, so it will be a while, but I've heard great things about 'God Emperor..." that I can't wait to read it.
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Old August 28 2013, 03:52 AM   #270
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It's likely Frank Herbert's magnum opus.
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