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Works for me. Arrakis was pretty obviously an inspiration for Tatooine, just as Asimov's Trantor inspired Coruscant in the prequels. Also, I could get behind Denis Villeneuve doing a Star Wars movie.
I've only seen Blade Runner and Contact, but I can imagine Dune directed by him. Hope it follows the original story enough to be recognizable instead of depending on special effects and set design though. The previews look very cool. I somehow feel that Villeneuve is too independent to tackle the Star Wars franchise, but I could be surprised.
 

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Arrival was Villeneuve. Contact was the nineties first contact movie based on a novel by Carl Sagan. Jodie Foster starred but I forget who directed.

Apparently they are splitting it into two movies, so at least they are avoiding the problems the Lynch version had due to cramming it all into under three hours.
 

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Arrival was Villeneuve. Contact was the nineties first contact movie based on a novel by Carl Sagan. Jodie Foster starred but I forget who directed.

Apparently they are splitting it into two movies, so at least they are avoiding the problems the Lynch version had due to cramming it all into under three hours.
Arrival...duh.
 

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Arrival was Villeneuve. Contact was the nineties first contact movie based on a novel by Carl Sagan. Jodie Foster starred but I forget who directed.

Apparently they are splitting it into two movies, so at least they are avoiding the problems the Lynch version had due to cramming it all into under three hours.
Definitely two movies and I'm fine with that. It would better tell the story, I think. I still like the Lynch version, very eighties but too long.
 

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Definitely two movies and I'm fine with that. It would better tell the story, I think. I still like the Lynch version, very eighties but too long.

The Lynch version has its moment but it is, to be honest, my least favorite David Lynch movie. He's much better doing moody noir stuff like Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart than s-f epics.
 

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The Lynch version has its moment but it is, to be honest, my least favorite David Lynch movie. He's much better doing moody noir stuff like Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart than s-f epics.
I have a bias because the eighties was my favourite decade and I loved Sting and The Police.
 

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I have a bias because the eighties was my favourite decade and I loved Sting and The Police.
So did I, but Sting was a much better singer and bass player than actor. Though he was pretty good in Brimstone and Treacle.

(I'm thinking we need a movie thread for this, eh)
 

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Brimstone and Treacle would be a great Halloween watch. It's edgy...very explicitly and creepily so. I'll give it a pass. Sting was really chilling in his role.
 
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"Jemison’s current work shows science-fiction-like breadth and inspiration. The 100 Year Starship project, of which she is principal, seeks to “make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality in the next 100 years,”......

 

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So apparently 3000 years old, some kind of ball game existed in China. The balls used may even have influenced the Chinese character for "ball". We are, alas, not sure what kind of ball game. The tombs where they were found belonged to horsemen so something like polo, perhaps.

 
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