Dune Reactions LWIL October 18, 2021- October 24, 2021

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October 18, 2021- October 24, 2021


Dune Reactions

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I didn’t want to pay the $15 to watch it today on HBO MAX; one of the reasons is because I had starting watching Squid Game and was kinna caught up in it. I still plan on watching Dune at some time maybe in the not so distant future. I have the Sci-Fi DVD version in my library. When I was younger I remember watching the 80’s version with Sting, and thinking at the time how I thought it was one of the worst movies I had ever seen. Right up there with the other Sci-Fi Movie I didn’t understand, 2001. I was a Star Wars kid. I also thought The Black Hole and Battlestar Galactica were cool. Dune didn’t have Cylons, Storm Troopers or Vincent the cool heroic robot. It did have giant sandworms which were and are still cool. Of course Beetlejuice had sand worms also. Well here is some Dune related content for lovers of the book and movie to read and contemplate. -Catholic Bard


May be an image of 8 people and text that says 'Erik Davis @ErikDavis. 10h BOX OFFICE: #Dune opens with $40M in the U.S. That is... The best opening ever for director Denis Villeneuve -The best 3-day opening for a WB film that is also on Max the same day -The biggest IMAX opening gross since start of pandemic ($9M) -8th #1 opener for WB this year BEGINS 48 t71k 4.6K'
I just want to say I absolutely remember a few years ago when it was ***universally acknowledged*** that Dune was a fairly dumb book, and people who were really into Dune were people to stay away from at parties. This was the standard take. I REMEMBER.
I tried to read that book three times, because people told me it was dumb but influential, and my eyes just absolutely refused after a certain point, every time. I dont care if people like the
book or the movie! I’m just annoyed at the “everyone has always known how seminal and revered Dune is” take. No, people used to make fun of it whenever it came up. I really hate pop culture gas lighting.-Simcha Fisher
May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'Fr. Cassidy Stinson @TheHappyPriest 33m I just want everyone to know will be very disappointed in humanity if they don't make the second part of Dune 2 19'

But while the story of the clash of civilizations on the planet Arrakis is set in a time and a place far away, Herbert’s inspiration for the story came from a battle between man and nature in the rolling sand dunes of the Oregon coast.

Herbert came to Florence in 1957, planning to write an article documenting this battle between man and nature. He was awestruck by the power of the blowing desert sand. As he wrote in a letter, “These waves can be every bit as devastating as a tidal wave in property damage.”

“Like you can tell from his books, he was interested in everything,” says Meg Spencer, District Director of the Siuslaw Public Library District. “He took a flight over the dunes, he took multiple photographs, he walked out onto them.”  How an Oregon battle between human and nature inspired Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ – OPB

I’m waiting to hear these reviews after I see the movie, but if your curious click on em. Two of the best movie reviewers on Youtube. Warning some language.

Twenty years ago a bunch of people who had almost no knowledge of the LOTR trilogy or books in general suddenly started showing up opining about it, while a few of us who had been enjoying and discussing the storiess for years rolled our eyes at the newcomers.
Now a few of us get to do the same thing again regarding the Dune world.
Hard core geeks unite here.-Rebecca Bratten Weiss

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WinCalendar: Calendars, Holidays, Days & Today

 Monday October 18, 2021

Saint Luke the Evangelist – Feast

Top news stories on this day

Colin Powell dies, trailblazing general stained by Iraq

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

U.S. Takes Possession of Alaska – HISTORY

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Saints Jean de BrébeufIsaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs; or Saint Paul of the Cross, priest – Optional Memorial

Top news stories on this day

History of the World Part II' Series Ordered at Hulu From Mel Brooks - Variety

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Americans Defeat the British at Yorktown – HISTORY

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Top news stories on this day

Remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane Crash, Ronnie Van Zant - Rolling Stone

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Congress Investigates Communists in Hollywood – HISTORY

Thursday October 21,  2021

Top news stories on this day

Florence Nightingale – Biography, Facts & Nursing - HISTORY

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Aberfan disaster kills 144 people and levels a Welsh mining village – HISTORY

 Friday  October 22  2021

Saint John Paul II, pope – Optional Memorial

Top news stories on this day

Jay Black (born David Blatt; November 2, 1938 – October 22, 2021) was an American singer, also known as “The Voice,” whose height of fame came in the 1960s when he was the lead singer of the band Jay and the Americans. The band had numerous hits including “Cara Mia“, “Come a Little Bit Closer“, and “This Magic Moment

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

JFK’s Address on Cuban Missile Crisis Shocks Nation – HISTORY

Saturday October 23, 2021

Saint John of Capistrano, priest – Optional Memorial

Spanish Franco-era ′stolen babies′ campaigner finds her family | News | DW | 12.07.2019

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

Hostage Crisis in Moscow Theater – HISTORY

Sunday October 24,  2021

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop – Optional Memorial

Bishop Barron’s Homily of the Week

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James Michael Tyler dies: Gunther on 'Friends' had prostate cancer

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First Barrel Ride Down Niagara Falls – HISTORY



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 A Chance To Do A Work Of Mercy

Ntege Nasser is slowly mending from punctured lungs, broken ribs, and internal injuries from a car crash. He still needs $1000 for hospital bills and $700 so his orphans have food in November. Please pray for them and give generously!

Book Titles I Came Across Last Week 

They didn’t necessarily come out last week.

The Christmas Pig by J. K. Rowling  (Author), Jim Field  (Illustrator)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (The Best American Series ®) Kindle Edition

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (The Best American Series ®) by [Veronica Roth, John Joseph Adams]

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by Brent Spiner

Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by [Brent Spiner]

New and Old Movies/TV I Came Across Last Week

Let There Be October Movies | Mark Wilson (

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Maya and the Three, Netflix
A spirited princess with the heart of a warrior embarks on a mission to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the wrath of vengeful gods.

The French Dispatch (2021)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.

Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021)
The story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron’s malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them on a journey to learn about true friendship.

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