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Discussion Zendaya (Chani) in Dune

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Future Films - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth Chiznuk , Apr 16, 2020.

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  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    MJ... I mean Zendaya is playing the Freman Chani who is a love interest to Paul Atreides!
     
  2. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Nay-Sayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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  3. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    She's genuinely the perfect Chani. Dune is one of my favorite books ever, and I'm really excited with the whole cast!
     
  4. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    No offense to Sean Young intended, but Zendaya looks more like how I pictured Chani looking when I read the book.
     
  5. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes. To both of you.
     
  6. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Im picturing her say, "Tell me of you home world Usul…."
     
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  7. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Cool casting.
     
  8. Hernalt

    Hernalt Force Ghost star 4

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    Just saw both Spidermans recently. This cannot be more perfect.
     
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  9. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Only the coolest people only have one name. Like Popeye.
     
  10. vaderito

    vaderito Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sean Young was awful, too polished too manicured for a desert dweller. Also too old. Paul and Chani in Lynch flick and Sy Fy mini were too old. Zendaya had the right freshfaced look and youth.
     
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  11. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    The Lynch movie falls apart when it gets to the desert. He doesn't know how to make it weird.
     
  12. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    That speaks to Lynch’s limitations as a director. He can only really do claustrophobic, psychologically nerve-wracked madness. Take him out to the pristine beauty of a desert, and he has no idea what to do.
     
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  13. vaderito

    vaderito Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    tbh, the book also kind of peters out in the "3 years later" section. The finale is rushed and there's no real payoff cause character introduced in that section (Alia) is the one who takes out the Baron. So all the build-up for Paul to confront his grandfather over killing his father was for nothing. cause 3 years old superkid ex machine, from less than last 1/3 of the book, gets the job done. People don't like when the build up taken away from character that was built up and then given to some rando.
     
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  14. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    err... I have no idea what you are talking about, totally untrue, oh wait....

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    This movie caused many men to avoid fatherhood altogether, it caused many vasectomies....

    I don't think sci-fi special effects and action sequences in the desert or elsewhere were what anyone claimed were his thing, which makes it kind of odd that he did this movie, and even odder that Lucas recruited him to direct ROTJ. All things considered though, it is still a cult classic in its own way like some of Lynch's other (very different) films. It won't really make sense to look at any Lynch movie through the lens of your typical action/sci-fi flick, as he never intended it to be like them.
     
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  15. Revanator

    Revanator Jedi Youngling

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    Isn't Chani supposed to have kind of an elvish look about her? At least, that's what I remember from the book.
     
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  16. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    If anything Lynch's film added weird and gross stuff that wasn't in the book. Because it's David Lynch. his films are always werd.
     
  17. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    I think Zendaya would do well in a live remake of Dark Crystal (Dear directors and producers, do NOT film a live remake of Dark Crystal)
    She is rather elvish.
     
  18. Hernalt

    Hernalt Force Ghost star 4

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    Whoever plays Chani needs to be a plausible offspring of whoever plays Liet Kynes. Maybe somewhere there's a cropped side-by-side comparison of these Zendaya and Sharon Duncan-Brewster publicity shots. This casting match is more plausible than Adam Driver with Harrison Ford or Carrie Fisher.
     
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  19. Tari Narvina

    Tari Narvina SW Film/Music Interview thread host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    i actually agree as well
     
  20. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Most of them are off beat, that is his way. But to be fair, Dune wasn't a movie he had creative control over, and even wanted his name removed from the credits when it came out. That really was a terrible turn that he didn't know would happen going into it. Just a few years ealier he had turned down Lucas for directing ROTJ for that exact reason- he knew Lucas would micromanage it.

    He is also one of the best directors in the world. He has 4 Oscar nominations, and it is BS that he lost Best Director for Elephant Man in '81, a very powerful movie.
     
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