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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 10:16 AM
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2. That's easy... Gotta be "Dune".
The book was one of THE masterpieces of science fiction, and such a great allegory of Middle Eastern politics. Yet, the movie got the typical Dino De Laurentiis Anti-Midas treatment (i.e., everything he touches turns to shit).

It had so much potential. But it was SOOOOOOO bad!
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  - That's easy... Gotta be "Dune".  arbusto_baboso   Jan-10-06 10:16 AM   #2 
  - Dune  sarge43   Jan-10-06 10:51 AM   #4 
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  - Did you know Alejandro Jodorowsky was going to direct it for a while  Monkey see Monkey Do   Jan-10-06 11:29 AM   #22 
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