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A Masterpiece in Disarray


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I.   Pre-Production
     Dune Origins
     Previous Dune Attempts
     The Man from Another Place: David Lynch
     Detour to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
     Romancing De Laurentiis
     Building Four Worlds: Designing and Scripting Dune
     Casting a Galaxy of Stars
     Oral History: Pre-Production

II.  Production
     Location, Location, Location
     Start of Production
     Common Threads: Costuming
     Actors’ Experiences
     Production Problems
     Things That Make You Go Boom: Special Effects
     Oral History: Production

III. Post-Production and Release
     Band-Aids and Chewing Gum: Visual Effects
     Slice and Dice: Editing
     Not in Kansas Anymore: Toto’s Music
     Knife Fights on Lunchboxes: Marketing
     Dune and Gloom: Classic Reviews from 1984
     The Infamous Glossary
     Box Office and Awards
     Filmbooks: Home Video Releases
     Plans Within Plans: Alternate Cuts
     The Book vs. The Film
     Oral History: Post-Production & Release

IV. Legacy
     Dune Aftermath
     Oral History: Legacy
     Dune in Pop Culture
     Pyrrhic Victory: Fan Tributes
     Gholas: The Remakes
     Modern Impressions of Dune
     Mysteries of Love: Dune Symbols
     Interview: David Lynch
     Final Thoughts

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About the Author

About the Author

Max Evry has been a film journalist since 2005, serving at various times as a writer, interviewer, graphic designer, podcaster, video creator, features editor and managing editor. Past media outlets have included Wired, MTV, /Film, and Fangoria. For home video companies Arrow, Kino Lorber, Indicator, and ViaVision he has provided audio commentaries as well as featurettes for classic and contemporary films including Flatliners, Blackhat, and best picture Oscar winner Marty.

Currently he resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, two daughters, and a pile of truly marvelous unsold screenplays. This is his first book.

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