A problem crops up when filmmakers try to adapt epic fantasy worlds to the big screen—particularly beloved, richly-imagined literary ones. Sacrifices must be made. Characters are cut, and plotlines are re-routed. Scenes and places donât match what readers have pictured with their minds. Fans of the original book cry foul. In the case of director Alejandro Jodorowsky, his vision for Frank Herbertâs masterwork Dune was so over the top, so surreal (and, at times, so absurd), it probably would have blown the minds of critics before they had a chance to grumble. That is, if Jodorowskyâs translation and transmogrification of Dune had ever been made. It never was.
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