A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch's Dune. an Oral History. (Hardcover)
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LIMITED FIRST EDITION contains red foil gilded page edges and a black satin ribbon marker.As featured in Pitchfork, Empire, MovieMaker, Nerdist, The Wall Street Journal, The A.V. Club, Mashable, Wired, Yahoo's "It List," IGN, SFX, The Wrap, Gizmodo and more "I see many things. I see plans within plans."Following his underground hit Eraserhead and critically acclaimed The Elephant Man, visionary filmmaker David Lynch set his sights on bringing Frank Herbert's beloved sci-fi novel Dune to the screen. The project had already vexed directors such as Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo) and Ridley Scott (Alien). But by the early '80s Universal Pictures was prepared to give Lynch the keys to the kingdom - and the highest budget in the studio's history at the time - so that he could lend his surrealistic chops to this sprawling story of feuding space dynasties. They would also hopefully be creating a "Star Wars for adults" franchise-starter.As the hot young filmmaker commanded a cast with 42 major speaking parts as well as a crew of 1,700 (plus over 20,000 extras) on 80 sets built on 8 sound stages in Mexico, what happened next became as wild, complex, and full of intrigue as Herbert's novel itself.Film writer Max Evry goes behind the erratic ride of David Lynch's Dune like never before, with a years-in-the-making oral history culled from a lineup of new interviews with the film's stars (Kyle MacLachlan, Sean Young, Virginia Madsen, etc.), creatives, film executives, and insiders - not to mention Lynch himself.David Lynch's Dune initially left many filmgoers and reviewers scratching their heads, most dismissing the film upon its release. However, four decades and a big-budget remake later, Lynch's Dune is finally poised to find its rightful place alongside the director's other masterpieces such as Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive.Max Evry's A Masterpiece in Disarray takes you back to 1984 with the deepest dive yet into the cult classic that is David Lynch's Dune.
About the Author
Max Evry has been a film journalist since 2005, serving at various times as a writer, interviewer, graphic designer, podcaster, video creator, features editor and managing editor. Past media outlets have included MTV, /Film, IGN, and Fangoria. For home video companies Arrow and Kino Lorber he has provided audio commentaries for classic and contemporary films including Flatliners, Blackhat, and best picture Oscar winner Marty.Currently he resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, two daughters, and a pile of truly marvelous unsold screenplays. This is his first book.