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Dune is a 1984 movie directed by David Lynch. It starred Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides and pop-star Sting as Feyd-Rautha.

The movie is an adaptation of the first part of a series of novels by Frank Herbert, with elements from the later parts. Lynch originally wanted to create a much longer movie; his first draft was five hours. As the production ran out of money and the producers wanted a format better suited for cinemas, much of the original footage was cut and replaced by narration.

Lynch uses a number of elements from his earlier movies, for example the figure of the Space Guild Navigator, who has a strong resemblance to the alien baby in Lynch's first movie, Eraserhead[?], which also appeared in The Elephant Man. Another element is the use of low, humming sounds which create unease in spectators when used over a longer period of time.

In financial terms, the movie was a disaster, but has a number of dedicated fans.

Dune was recently remade as a three part miniseries for release on cable and rental video/DVD.

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