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Friday, December 4, 2009

It's know what that means!

It's time for my annual reading (7+ yrs now) of Frank Herbert's Dune series! It's something I look forward to every December.

As far as the Dune movies go, I gotta be honest - I was disappointed with the 1984 version (with Sting, who fortunately didn't play Paul). However, the Sci Fi channel miniseries is outstanding - both Dune & Children of Dune lived up to my expectations. There's far too much detail in the books themselves for any movie to capture every element.

Dune is Sci Fi writing at its best. It's engrossing, and Herbert doesn't talk down to his audience; he creates an entire universe for us to explore. And I for one enjoy exploring it again and and again and again...

This also means that I will be motivated to take another look at my Chani script, which is being crafted around the events of Dune viewed from Chani's perspective. I think she is a powerful feminine character and has a unique story waiting to be told.

She is oftentimes portrayed as a formidable force within the story, while at the same time facing challenges integral to women. I look forward to focusing on her role in this years reading, and hope to flush out my outline further.

But mostly - I intend to sit back, relax, and enjoy the story!!!

I love December.


Cathy said...

Dulci - you always manage to make me smile.

afterThought said...

Inama Nushif is one of my favorite montages.

Richard Grove said...

Marvelous tradition. You should start a reading group. Hell, I'd join/

Dulci said...

I did run a reading group for about a year and half. We were called the PageTurners! It was a fabulous experience. Amazing how close a shared book experience can bring people.

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