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[movies] Tweetsnarking David Lynch’s Dune

Last night while stoned on chemo, and I watched David Lynch’s Dune. Tweetsnark ensued… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Chemo brain is now watching David Lynch’s DUNE. #movies

Oooh, music by Toto. We are definitely rocking the 1980s… #watchingDune

Hell of an albedo you got there, Giedi Prime. Shame if something happened to it. #watchingDune

“I shall want telepathy during his visit.” Don’t we all? #watchingDune

“You are transparent. I see many things.” Actually, if he’s transparent, you’d see nothing but the wall behind him… #watchingDune

Bene Gesserit: Making bald women into sexy dommes for thousands of years. #watchingDune

IsoBan RT @jay_lake: Bene Gesserit: Making bald women into sexy dommes for thousands of years. #watchingDune

Patrick Stewart! W00t! #watchingDune

@Lenscapper1 David Lynch’s version. Sadly, the cut down one with voiceovers. #watchingDune

Book_Donkey RT @jay_lake: Patrick Stewart! W00t! #watchingDune / Rock On. Good movie!

Dean Stockwell has serious 1970s pr0n star hair in this movie… #watchingDune

This movie is very steampunk. Actually, it’s espresso machinepunk. A visual aesthetic way ahead of its time. #watchingDune

@Lenscapper1 I *like* this version. But I’m watching the wrong edit. All they had at Blockbuster… #watchingDune

Jurgen Prochnow makes me want to play #moviemashups. “Das Booty Call” anyone? #watchingDune

Kyle Maclachlan – “The Blue Velveteen Rabbit” #moviemashups #watchingDune

“This is the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam. She is going to observe you.” Inquistion, what a show! #watchingDune

Boy, with that Voice she really needs a throat lozenge. #watchingDune

“Put your right hand in the box.” “What’s in the box?” “Never mind, just pull my finger. I was only needling you.” #watchingDune

“Do you know of the water of life?” “Uh, I use rubber sheets. It’s ok.” #watchingDune

Now we’re on to the Harkonnens. And here’s me with a heart plug, thanks to chemo! Does this mean Sting is my overlord? #watchingDune

Watching the Baron get his pustules drained is like a Human League video… #watchingDune

Mrs_Bobcat LOL! Drink | Nose > Keyboard! RT @jay_lake “Do you know of the water of life?” “Uh, I use rubber sheets. It’s ok.” #watchingDune

Oooh! Sting! W00t!!!! No winged jockstrap yet, though. #watchingDune

“I have been instructed to tell you of the plan to overenunciate our lines in this script!” #watchingDune

“He who controls the Spice controls the Universe!!” He who spits the farthest when he talks controls House Harkonnen! #watchingDune

Oooh, flying homicidal fat man! Notify air traffic control. #watchingDune

I’ll get you Paul Atreidies, and your father’s little dog too! #pugpunk #watchingDune

That’s not a spaceship, that’s architecture. #watchingDune

Unclear on the concept: “Folding space. Traveling without moving.” IN my country, we call that “Going nowhere.” #watchingDune

Dune – Like Tatooine but now with 50% fewer suns. #watchingDune

“I think [the Fremen] are the allies we seek.” Right, because there’s so many *other* people on Arrakis to work with. #watchingDune

RuthanneReid Snicker. RT @jay_lake: “I have been instructed to tell you of the plan to overenunciate our lines in this script!” #watchingDune

Max von Sydow vamping at Jurgen Prochnow. It’s like Batman fights Superman, only cooler and with German accents. #watchingDune

“Urine and feces are processed in the thigh pads.” Mmm, my legs are warm again. #watchingDune

Oh look, button tuck upholstery in our ornithopter. Where’s my ostrich feather hat? #watchingDune

“Why do [the worms] come?” “To protect their territory. They’re attracted by vibrations.” I know a few people like that… #watchingDune

“There are more enemy bodies coming for your inspection, Dr. Yueh.” “Please have them dressed in those wedding gowns.” #watchingDune

This ornithopter has no visible means of propulsion. The wings don’t do much. Spice must indeed be a mighty force. #watchingDune

The Mighty Sarlac emerges! No, wait, that’s a worm. #watchingDune

sraets @jay_lake ‘s #watchingDune tweets are hilarious. Need to re-watch that movie, one of these days.

We have antigrav technology. Let’s use it for…ceiling lamps! While the men move heavy furniture by hand! #watchingDune

“Excuse me, milday. The Harkonnens may have tampered with them… medically.” Is that what the kids are calling it today? #watchingDune

spiralshannon RT @jay_lake: We have antigrav technology. Let’s use it for…ceiling lamps! While the men move heavy furniture by hand! #watchingDune

charliejane RT @jay_lake: We have antigrav technology. Let’s use it for…ceiling lamps! While the men move heavy furniture by hand! #watchingDune

JRBooth RT @jay_lake: Max von Sydow vamping at Jurgen Prochnow. It’s like Batman fights Superman, only cooler and with German accents. #watchingDune

“I am the Shadout Mapes. The housekeeper.” Linda Hunt says that line like she’s one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse. #watchingDune

JRBooth Just so you know, @jay_lake , your #watchingDune Tweets are fantastic. I’ve never been more glad that movie is, what , 8 hrs. long?

avedevereux @jay_lake Those’ll be War, Dusting, Pestilence and Ironing, I imagine? #watchingDune

Harkonnen lighters look like the bastard love child of 2001’s Discovery and a Soviet-bloc sex toy. #watchingDune

Duke Leto commits classic horror movie error. Walks alone down a dark hall toward weird noise. Ever watch Friday the 13th? #watchingDune

Mr Weirdside RT @jay_lake: Harkonnen lighters look like the bastard love child of 2001’s Discovery and a Soviet-bloc sex toy. #watchingDune

“When you see the Baron, you’ll have a new poison gas tooth!” “Minty, dude, I always wanted one of *those*.” #watchingDune

Who knew that ninja dentistry was so easily done under field expedient conditions? #watchingDune

RT @davedevereux: Those’ll be War, Dusting, Pestilence and Ironing, I imagine? [Four Housekeepers of the Apocalypse] #watchingDune

SFReviewsnet @jay_lake invents live MSTweet3K while watching David Lynch’s Dune. #watchingDune

Patrick Stewart is rushing into battle armed with a burp gun and a pug dog. Combat in the future is very weird. #watchingDune

PManion @jay_lake What about the John Harrison version? Cheesier costumes, but more story development… #watchingDune

Now Dean Stockwell is crying for Argentina. #watchingDune

“I want to spit once on your head. Just some spittle on your face” Yeah, been on dates like that myself. #watchingDune

sraets RT @SFReviewsnet: @jay_lake invents live MSTweet3K while watching David Lynch’s Dune. #watchingDune

“I find many pleasures with you. It is perhaps better that you die in the innards of a worm.” All that and a bag of chips. #watchingDune

@ShellyRaeClift Is that what the kids are calling it on Dune? RT @jay_lake: “I find many pleasures with you. It is perhaps better that you die in…….”

@PManion Is that the Sci Fi channel production? #watchingDune

“You think you’ve defeated me?” Well, yes, actually, as you’re dying and I’m not. Any more questions? #watchingDune

Dig the reverse mohawks on the Harkonnen redshirts. Erm, redheads. #watchingDune

Jessica just convinced the escort to knife the pilot *in mid-air*. Methinks this is a failure of forward planning. #watchingDune

FJM: “Floating queer fat man with red hair and fewer pustules!” Everybody sing: “I’m walking on sunshine, and I feel good” #watchingDune

“He’s crying. He’s *crying*! What does that mean, Piter?” Evidence suggests terminal halitosis. Or maybe sad Duke is sad. #watchingDune

“I’ll never reach the safety of rock…. Maybe that small rock.” Plot contrivance bearing 123 degrees, 3 kilometers, sir. #watchingDune

PManion Jurgen Prochnow, Duke Leto, is now a Russian superbaddie on 24 this season. And Sting is a greybeard with a lute. @jay_lake #watchingDune

“Where are my feelings? I feel for no one.” [looks up] “The second moon.” Paul Atreides: Kwisatz Non Sequitur #watchingDune

He took a face from the ancient gallery and walked on down the hall. Father? Yes, son? I want to kill you. Dune: The Doors #watchingDune

This Harkonnen fetish for sending people to the desert to die lacks a certain amount of closure. Implausible deniability? #watchingDune

“We have entered a time when all will turn against us and seek our lives.” Or maybe you’re having a really bad hair day. #watchingDune

Worm attack! Annelids Gone Wild! #watchingDune

“A thumper!” No, I think that’s a Bambi, actually. #watchingDune

@whump Not yet, but soon, methinks. Plus we’ll have awesome deathstill action coming up. Bloody Marys for everyone! #watchingDune

How the hell do you get two syllables out of the word “tribe”? #watchingDune

“You shall both have sanctuary. Your water shall mingle with our water.” Just like summer camp! #watchingDune

“You shall be known as Usul, which is the strength of the base of the pillar.” Uh, isn’t that Fremen for “cock ring”? #watchingDune

Don’t they have evaporation issues with these open cisterns hidden in the sietches? #watchingDune

Red headed little people savaging a cow in bondage gear. Ok, this movie is *weird*. #watchingDune

Vlad Harkonnen and his nephew Rabban train for the Mad Scientist laugh-off. #watchingDune

W00t!!! Sting enters through fog, wearing his winged jockstrap, his recent anorexia and his gender-ambiguous smile. #watchingDune

We will now have a voiceover to explain difficult plot abstractions, & provide a convenient infodump. Plus fetus follies. #watchingDune

Oooh, BaronCam. Like Blair Witch Project, but in color, with more sadism. #watchingDune

MatchesMalone @jay_lake Must be the David Lynch version…. #watchingDune

Thufir Hawat is being given a bald cyborg cat which he must now milk for the antidote. With neon lights. #watchingDune

faraichideya also (listening to) @jay_lake tweeting about #watchingDune. Highly amusing.

@Book_Donkey Yes, a great deal. But this movie is so high camp it settled down and became a city-state of weird. #watchingDune

Pixelfish @jay_lake is #watchingDune so you don’t have to. (David Lynch version, I think, since he mentions Sting.)

FJM: “How did we get to the love scene? And why are they drowning? I missed something.” Me: “The movie missed something.” #watchingDune

Why is the control for the wrist-mounted sonic blaster strapped to Paul’s neck? Poor human interface design. #watchingDune

“Through sound and motion, you will be able to paralyze nerves, [&] set fires” Lactose intolerance does that to me, too. #watchingDune

zentinal I so, so, preferred the sci-fi version to Lynch’s, as much as I love David Lynch. @jay_lake #watchingDune

blu3ph03n1x @jay_lake‘s #watchingDune tweet summaries are far more fun than the actual movie. Except not actually seeing Sting in his winged jockstrap.

[to be clear, I *love* this movie, even in its glorious ridiculousness] #watchingDune

Paul Atriedes mounts the giant sandworm armed with only a snowshovel. I’ve had dates like that, too. #watchingDune

What the hell is Stilgar anointing the warriors of Paul’s guard with? Ketchup? Blood? Manhattan clam chowder? #watchingDune

chr0me After seeing many RTs of @jay_lake‘s #watchingDune posts, I went an peeked. They are hilarious. Go look.

If I had to hang around with Rabban, I’d wear a full face visor, too. #watchingDune

PManion The “wierding modules” of the movie are not from the book. Illogical term, combining mysticism and technology. #watchingDune @jay_lake

FJM: “God, it’s like Charlie’s Angels in the desert.” Jay: :: dies of the loff :: #watchingDune

Patrick Stewart lost the pug, grew a ponytail. FJM: “I think that’s the first bit of acting we’ve seen the whole movie.” #watchingDune

“Restore spice production, or you will live out your life in a pain amplifier.” Um, is there a Plan B? #watchingDune

Oh my god, that’s Sean Young. I’m having total Bladerunner flashbacks, big time. Do androids dream of electric worms? #watchingDune

FJM: “Desert bondage! It’s a roping workshop!” Damn, they are going to get sand *everywhere*. Itchy… #watchingDune

All the Bene Gesserit have bloody noses at once. That’s some unified nasal theory in action. #watchingDune

[really, someone needs to take my keyboard away when I’m on the chemo pump] #watchingDune

Somehow I do find Sean Young unconvincing as a Buddhislamic Zensunni wanderer. Or am I misremembering the books? #watchingDune

Oh, look, Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV rolls in a solid gold spaceship. How does that do on re-entry? Pimp my lander! #watchingDune

“Stilgar. Do we have wormsign?” “Usul, we have wormsign…” Some antibiotics ought to clear that right up, boys. #watchingDune

“Bring in that floating fat man. The Baron.” Oh, right, because we weren’t sure *which* floating fat man you meant, sire. #watchingDune

“Get out of my mind!” “Not until you tell them both who I really am.” Damien in drag? #watchingDune

“Now! The atomics!” Right. Because nothing improves a tense standoff like nuclear weapons! #watchingDune

So, Gurney. What *did* you do with the Duke’s pug? Was it delicious? #watchingDune

“Release the Sardaukar. Baron, give this little abomination to the storm.” Tactical geniuses, one and all… #watchingDune

Giant sandworm laughs at your puny human energy weapons. Mua hah hah. #watchingDune

CLNorman Reading @jay_lake ‘s tweets on #watchingDune is making me want to go watch it again. It seems much funnier through his eyes.

winnie3k @jay_lake I always wondered what happened to the pug, myself. Are you watching the director’s cut? #watchingDune

@winnie3k Sadly, no, Blockbuster only had the shorter theatrical release. May have to buy Director’s Cut… #watchingDune

PManion The little abomination (Alicia Witt) later grew up to be Cybill’s TV daughter. #watchingDune @jay_lake

Alia just gom jabbar’ed the Baron. Flying fat man is now in full meltdown, hurling into the guts of the Mighty Sarlac. #watchingDune

Defeated emperor is defeated. Defeated Sting is too proud to acknowledge his defeat. #watchingDune

Paul: “I can kill with a word!” Reverend Mohiam: SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM. Oh, do that again, young man… #watchingDune

“I will bend like a reed in the wind.” The reed just left his knife in Sting’s throat. Hell of a wind that blew. #watchingDune

“Muad’Dib had now become the hand of god.” It is unrecorded who became the foot of god. #watchingDune

Raining in Arrakeen, the city with no storm drains. And that’s the end of the movie. Thanks for listening, folks. #watchingDune

PManion The foot of God stomps on the Monty Python opening credits. @jay_lake #watchingDune

saycestsay RT @jay_lake: Red headed little people savaging a cow in bondage gear. Ok, this movie is *weird*. #watchingDune

saycestsay RT @jay_lake: RT @davedevereux: Those’ll be War, Dusting, Pestilence and Ironing, I imagine? [Four Housekeepers of the Apocalypse] #watchingDune

jillesta Thoroughly enjoying the snark. Thanks for sharing. @jay_lake #watchingDune

SooGuy68 @jay_lake just logged onto twitter and read backwards through your #watchingDune tweets. Awesome snark on rewind. Awe no Time Bandits!

winnig I want @jay_lake to do a new DVD commentary track for Dune. Hell, let’s give him StarWars…. #watchingDune

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