Dune (TV miniseries)

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Frank Herbert's Dune was a three-part miniseries produced by New Amsterdam Entertainment in association with Blixa Film Productktion and Hallmark Entertainment Distribution, and broadcast by the Sci Fi Channel, a cable television channel. The series was first broadcast in 2000. Whereas many book fans consider the movie an unfaithful adaptation, the miniseries is considered to have come much closer to the philosophical and thematic point of view of the original.

Although in many respects more faithful to the book, the miniseries did boast some stylistic changes. For example, whereas Herbert's ornithopters were described as truly birdlike in their flight, the miniseries' ornithopters more closely resembled insects. Contention surrounding the correct pronunciation of Herbert's "Fedaykin" aside, the miniseries opted for a Western pronunciation more distant from the Arabic-sounding one used in Lynch's film that would seem appropriate given the extensive, Arabic-themed terminology in the novel. Some fans were upset by the Fremen's eyes, believing that the nearly phosphorescent, light blue coloring was not faithful to Herbert's description, "blue within blue."

A follow-up miniseries called Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, continued the story.

A Director's Cut edition of the mini-series is available on DVD, which contains many additional scenes not in the original televised version. The original televised version is also available.

See also: all Dune universe articlesit:Dune il destino dell'universo

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