The spice must flow

the story of Dune from cult novels to visionary sci-fi movies
Ryan Britt
Book - 2023

"Geek-culture expert Ryan Britt takes us behind the pages and scenes of the science-fiction phenomenon Dune, charting the series' life from cult sci-fi novels to some of the most visionary movies of all time"--

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Main Author: Britt, Ryan (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: [New York, New York] : Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]
Edition:First edition.
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505 0 |a Prologue: Use the voice, Paul -- Frank Herbert's beard : the real-life origins of Dune -- Fear is the mind-killer : how Beverly Herbert and Bene Gesserit saved Dune before it began -- Magazine worms : "Dune World" and the world's first glimpse of Arrakis -- Novel repair manual : the publication of the first Dune novel -- My own private Duncan Idaho : Dune Messiah and the resurrection of Dune's greatest hero -- Golden paths not taken : the earliest visions for cinematic Dune adaptations -- I am the sandworm : Children of Dune changes the landscape of science fiction novels forever -- Spice wars : Star Wars borrows the voice and soul of Dune -- Dune velvet : David Lynch's 1984 film and the renewed cult of Dune -- Twilight of the emperor : the second Dune trilogy and Frank Herbert's final decade -- Walk without rhythm : the phantom menace of the new Dune novels and the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries -- The slow blade penetrates the shield : the Denis Villeneuve Dune film series and the new spice renaissance -- The sleeper must awaken : the future of the Dune franchise, and Dune as an ecological guide for the future -- Epilogue: Spice up your life. 
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520 |a Using original, deep-access reporting, extensive research, and insightful commentary, The Spice Must Flow brings the true popularity of Dune out into the light for the very first time. With original interviews with the beloved actors and directors behind the films--including Timothée Chalamet, Kyle Maclachlan, Denis Villeneuve, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Newman, and many more-- The Spice Must Flow also examines the far-reaching influence of Dune on art, music, politics, and, most notably, its status as the first ecological science-fiction story specifically concerned with climate change. Britt skillfully and entertainingly guides readers through the history of how the Dune universe has unfolded, including the novel's unlikely evolution from a failed piece of journalism about Oregon sand dunes into an epic science-fiction story, the way Herbert's work inspired George Lucas, untold stories from the 1984 David Lynch film, the knife-edge balance between blockbuster hit and indie film Timothée Chalamet brings to the 2021 movie, and the exciting future of the franchise. Through a blend of narrative, oral history elements, and fascinating trivia, The Spice Must Flow is the new essential guide to the behind-the-scenes story of Dune. The fiction of Dune is deadly serious, but the real-life story of how it came into existence is full of wonder, surprises, and spice. 
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