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Differences from the book notwithstanding, I have loved this movie since childhood and it alone is what first enthralled me with the planet Arrakis and Paul Atreides. Anybody who has anything negative to say about it may do so at your own risk.

I made over 1000. Will be posting about 400. Anyone who wants the full set, please comment. I will upload a zip. Patrick Stewart is in this, too, for TNG fans.



Fear is the little death... )
[identity profile] so-out-of-ideas.livejournal.com
Differences from the book notwithstanding, I have loved this movie since childhood and it alone is what first enthralled me with the planet Arrakis and Paul Atreides. Anybody who has anything negative to say about it may do so at your own risk.

I made over 1000. Will be posting about 400. Anyone who wants the full set, please comment. I will upload a zip. Patrick Stewart is in this, too, for TNG fans.



Fear is the little death... )
[identity profile] so-out-of-ideas.livejournal.com
Differences from the book notwithstanding, I have loved this movie since childhood and it alone is what first enthralled me with the planet Arrakis and Paul Atreides. Anybody who has anything negative to say about it may do so at your own risk.

I made over 1000. Will be posting about 400. Anyone who wants the full set, please comment. I will upload a zip. Patrick Stewart is in this, too, for TNG fans.



Fear is the little death... )
[identity profile] so-out-of-ideas.livejournal.com
Moving away from my grandparents and the rest of my family when I was seven was really hard on me. Add to that the fact that we moved to another state where my regional accent made me the butt of school jokes, and the fact that I had probably the meanest second grade teacher on earth, and you'll have a pretty clear picture of what was probably the most memorably bad year of my childhood. I switched schools again the following year, so I was prepared for a repeat performance, but things actually got much better. A large part of the reason for that was a certain bus driver I had who, I guess, took a liking to me. He had me over his house, and once invited me for a sleepover with his two daughters who were around my age.

That night, he rented two movies for us. One was The Neverending Story. The second was David Lynch's Dune. Lots of Frank Herbert fans are down on that movie, because time and financial constraints basically required a butchering of the second half of Herbert's magnificent novel. Still, I fell in love with the world of Arrakis through that movie, having no idea that it was so entirely different from the novel. I read the book for the first time when I was around eleven. Any of you who know Herbert will probably have an idea what a testimony that is to my love of all things Dune. I was smart, and my reading comprehension was far above average for my grade level at the time, but had I not already loved Lynch's Dune, I would have been more than a bit lost in the book. The second half was quite a challenge, given how much different it is from the movie.

I now have a tradition of re-reading Dune in the spring/early summer. I don't make it every year, depending on what else I'm reading or doing, but I try. Every year, I seem to find nuances I missed in previous reads. So, I had mixed feelings about the 2000 Scifi miniseries when I heard about it. The little kid who sat entranced with Arrakis during that sleepover night was hopping in excitement. The adult in me, who is seldom ever satisfied with film adaptations of any novel, let alone a novel with so much personal significance, was skeptical to say the least. I watched it with my criticism feelers stretched all the way out, determined to find anything and everything wrong that I could. I won't say the movie was a perfect retelling. It certainly took a few liberties, but I was impressed with how hard everyone seemed to be working to keep the plot intact and portray the many, many layers of the novel in all their richness and intricacy.

So, when I found [livejournal.com profile] a_fallenstar's caps of the miniseries, I couldn't resist a claim on [livejournal.com profile] icons100 despite the fact that I was SUPPOSED to be making Christmas presents. These are mostly hush icons, even on the themes. It just seemed to me that text wasn't necessary. I was also experimenting with multiply and adjustment layers, so I hope you guys enjoy them. I had a great time making these, and I'll be posting more Dune icons as well--most likely after the holidays.


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