View Full Version : David Lynch and Frank Herbert discuss "Dune"

01-31-2010, 11:58 AM
Back in1983, the Waldenbooks chain recorded a long conversation between David Lynch and Frank Herbert. The occasion was the impending release of Lynchís version of Dune. The final film, as most well know, was often derided as an artistic failure, and it was undoubtedly a commercial disaster. In the years since the filmís release, Lynch rarely speaks of it. Herbert died in early 1986, so he didnít have time to see the film attain a certain level of respect in the sci-fi community.

The interview is posted on YouTube in six segments. David Lynch rarely gives long recorded interviews and never does DVD commentaries, so this is a rare example of him talking about one project in depth. He and Herbert eventually talk through the ideas that are at the base of Dune, with Herbert taking over for the second half for long discourse on the subject of messiahs, politics and moew. The interview is also sadly optimistic, as Lynch briefly mentions working on the script for a sequel.









01-31-2010, 12:21 PM
This is really interesting. I enjoy absolutely any interview with Lynch, he's always so original and different, but not always so eloquent. It's a perfect, funny, and intelligent mix.

01-31-2010, 05:32 PM
I remember hearing Herbert on Larry King's radio show shortly after the film was released. He was quite pleased with the collaboration with Lynch. He said Lynch had made a wonderful, faithful adaptation of his book- and it was seven hours long.

Too bad we never got to see that magnum opus.