Let’s discuss radical edit ideas for Dune.
To start we have Lynch’s original idea of ending the film much sooner, with Paul’s dream in the desert.
This opens the door to play with dream sequences, visions and non-linear elements to complete the story.
Another route is to restructure the story.
Starting with Paul and the prophesy might work. Perhaps only show the emperor late in the story?
How about forgetting the book and making Arrakis a desert area on a larger planet, with each house on a different continent? Might work better since we don’t have many space effect shots.
I’d like to know what you think about this