On the It’s the Pictures That Got Small podcast: Dune, with Karina Longworth, Nate DiMeo and Natasha Lyonne.
David Lynch had no interest in the mythology of Dune. He just loved the imagery. It is the ultimate movie do to use for GIFs, or to project on the wall of a bar on the Lower East Side. Or watch in any public place with the sound off.
Karina Longworth: “It only doesn’t work if you it expect to be a movie.”
Lynch’s cut of the movie was five hours. The final cut was a little over two hours. Maybe the director’s cut would have been better?