There is also a 1984 film adaptation
by David Lynch. And although Frank Herbert himself recognized this film as worthy of his novel in spirit, style and atmosphere. The writer noted that Lynch contributed many of his own ideas to it. Everyone expected great success. It was 1984 – the time of the Rubik's Cube, wide trousers, Michael Jackson and the book by George Orwell. Of the fantastic films of this scale, only Star Wars
were. Dune had a huge budget, a talented director, promising actors, a popular fantasy universe — in short, by all parameters, this film was simply bound to become a hit of the season.
However, it is a failure. After rolling out in the United States, Dune collected a little more than $27 million (quite a decent result at that time, but not enough), without recouping even half of the costs of its creation. Despite this, Dune was nominated for an Oscar for best sound and received the Saturn Award for costumes.
After seeing the results of the film premiere, David Lynch fell into depression and even thought about ending his career as a director. He was helped only by the fact that the producer of Dune, Dino De Laurentiis (a well-known and influential figure), even before filming, promised Lynch money to create another picture. Despite the collapse of the Dune, he kept his word. In 1986, the film Blue Velvet
was released, which became a classic of surreal thrillers and rehabilitated Lynch in the eyes of the film community.