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Directed by David Lynch

The movie was an adaption of the first part of a series of novels by Frank Herbert, with elements from the later parts. Lynch originally wanted to create a much longer movie, his first draft was five hours, but as the production went out of money and the producers wanted a format better suited for cinemas, much of the original footage was cut and replaced by comments. Lynch uses a number of elements from his earlier movies, for example the figure of the Space Guild Navigator, who has a strong resemblance to the alien baby in Lynch's first movie, Eraserhead which also appeared in The Elephant Man. Another element is the use of low, humming sounds which create unease in spectators when used over a longer period of time. In financial terms, the movie was a disaster, but has a number of dedicated fans.

Staring Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides and pop-star Sting as Feyd-Rautha.


Also was remade as a made-for-cable miniseries. -- Larry Sanger