Movie Review: Dune (2021)

DuneDirected by Denis VilleneuveStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, ZendayaRuntime: 2h 35mRating: PG-13 (Spoilers for both film and book versions of Dune) In the far-flung future, humanity has expanded its domain across the galaxy and settled back into an imperial form of government where entire planets … Continue reading Movie Review: Dune (2021)

Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

In part one of Jackie's and my discussion of Frank Herbert's Dune, we talked about Herbert's influences, their effects on the story of Dune, and the characters. In part two, we talk about the writing-- down to how certain word choices affect the story. We also talk about the Denis Villeneuve film, due out in … Continue reading Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

Dune: The Book and Its Influences

Earlier in the fall, partly prompted by the then-upcoming Denis Villeneuve film, Jackie at Death by Tsundoku and I decided to embark on a buddy read of the epic science fiction classic, Dune, written by Frank Herbert. It was Jackie's first time reading the book and the I-don't-know-how-many-th time through. We had multiple discussions throughout … Continue reading Dune: The Book and Its Influences