Dune

USA | 1984 | 137 minutes | David Lynch

April 22, 2017

Now It's Dark: The Films of David Lynch | 35mm

"As disturbing as anything in Eraserhead."—Dave Kehr

Universally panned upon its initial release, David Lynch's cryptic adaptation of Frank Herbert's best-selling sci-fi novel about an intergalactic struggle to control "spice," a valuable life-prolonging drug has since attained cult status as one of the most challenging films in the genre. Featuring dazzling art design, a hypnotic soundtrack, and creative visual effects, Dune is as darkly surreal as any of Lynch's most beloved works and marks an important milestone in his career, despite the fact that he was notoriously denied final cut. 

  • Director: David Lynch
  • Principal Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Patrick Stewart, Francesca Annis, Virginia Madsen, Sean Young, Max Von Sydow
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1984
  • Running Time: 137 minutes
  • Producer: Rafaella De Laurentis
  • Screenplay: Frank Herbert, David Lynch
  • Cinematographers: Freddie Francis
  • Editors: Antony Gibbs
  • Music: Brian Eno, Roger Eno
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Format: 35mm