What are some of the main themes in Frank Herbert’s Dune novel?
The ability and necessity to adapt to environment and expectation?
Power: corruption versus ‘good’ intentions in a more civilised order (House Atreides)?
‘Sea changes’, love as destiny, overcoming fear.
Individual and group.
A grass-roots uprising: a new, wild order (the fremen) – more collaborative and real/respectful? They unite with the older civilised order through one, powerful, ‘ordained’ leader, to overthrow former corruptions (internal and external).
Harnessing resources efficiently to seize ultimate, long-lasting power.
Respecting nature’s resources and its long-lasting, ultimate power.
The symbol and function of sandworms.
A lot of relevant(?) messages for a 1960s sci-fi book(s)…
So can this 2020 version generate the same rich, resonant atmosphere as it updates or removes the more dated, excessively dark and cornier elements?
‘Whispered thoughts’: possibly the most overlooked device in cinema?
Dune could be renamed “CRYPTO” of course… for I see ‘coins within coins’…. liberals versus the old order… but where the bitcoin will flow…. and the sand-whales need be harnessed!
Stay tuned… for things may get epic…