> i wouldn't necessarily expect a movie adaptation to be an in the flesh version
> of the book so i think it would have been quite good.
Agreed. I recently watched "Jodorowsky's Dune" and it's a fascinating documentary
and Jodorowsky was (and still is IMO) passionate about "Dune" and there are all
kinda interesting parts to the tale of his efforts to make the movie.
For instance, he cast his 12-year old son as Paul and to insure he'd be able to
effectively and realistically do the combat scenes, he forced him to take two years
of unrelenting daily martial arts training with one of France's top instructors (who
apparently is a total hard-ass military drill instructor).
But had Jodorowsky made his version of "Dune", it would have been a terrible
adaption of the novel while at the same time, a very cool sci-fi movie and I kinda
feel bad that it never got made.
And oddly, Frank Herbert apparently was cool with Jodorowsky's vision for the film,
despite it having only a passing relation to his original story.
Even for those who aren't hard-core fans of the "Dune" series, I highly recommend
watching this documentary.