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What We Like: the list of major 'Dune' references in pop culture from 'Nerdist'

The influence of 'Dune' has seeped its way into many other films and television programmes
What We Like: the list of major 'Dune' references in pop culture from 'Nerdist'

The upcoming release of the first part of Denis Villeneuve's epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's hugely influential 1965 novel Dune is naturally exciting film fans, perhaps more especially in the Middle East given in was partly shot in the region and references to Middle Eastern culture are woven through the film's sprawling story.

David Lynch's 1984 adaptation of Dune still divides film lovers, but its new 4K restoration for BluRay is well worth catching -- if only for the hours or extra material -- and is fascinating to contrast with Villeneuve's new version.

But the influence of Dune has seeped its way into many other films and television programmes. As Lindsey Romain in Nerdist writes:" Dune is a dense story full of odd terminology, intense human conflict, and an abundance of moral quandary. And thus, it is hugely popular, and has influenced culture in a major way since its release.

"A David Lynch film adaptation came out in 1984, and another from Denis Villeneuve is on the way. But it’s worth looking at Dune‘s impact on a larger scale, and how it’s referenced and alluded to in non-direct adaptations—everything from cartoon television series to video games to songs from major recording artists."

The article details Dune influences in material as varied as Star Wars and Phantasm through to The Simpsons and Robot Chicken. For the full article, click here

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