DAVID LYNCH & FRANK HERBERT – “DUNE” interview audiocassette (1982? 3? 4?)
Been a David Lynch fan for a very long time, and I quite admire Frank Herbert’s novel “Dune” as well (I’ve tried to get into the later books in the “Dune” series, but it’s just too dry for me. I’ve got all six of the original series on a shelf, waiting to be read. Cheers to me if I can actually do it.)
Ever since the box office disaster of Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation, the director rarely speaks of it at all. I was quite surprised to read his brief notes about it in his recent quasi-autobiography/quasi-self-help book “Catching The Big Fish”!
Anything “Dune”-related in the Lynch world is a bit “holy grail”-like to me, and so I was super-stoked to see the audio of this cassette on YouTube recently. It’s a promotional item for the film, an interview with Lynch and Herbert sitting in the same room together. Herbert is quite the self-important blowhard here, but I forgive him most of it, based upon the sheer insanity of realizing the “Dune” universe.
Lynch bows out of the conversation about halfway through the tape, leaving the interviewer (whose style resembles the dry, self-absorbed crackle of Tom Snyder) to provoke Herbert into pontificating on a variety of bullshit-y subjects. For Lynch fans, I recommend you download just the first three parts below. For completists — well, I hardly have to tell you what you already know you have to do, eh?
David Lynch & Frank Herbert – “Dune” interview audiocassette, part 1 (MP3 file)
David Lynch & Frank Herbert – “Dune” interview audiocassette, part 2 (MP3 file)
David Lynch & Frank Herbert – “Dune” interview audiocassette, part 3 (MP3 file)
Frank Herbert – “Dune” interview audiocassette, part 4 (MP3 file)
Frank Herbert – “Dune” interview audiocassette, part 5 (MP3 file)
Frank Herbert – “Dune” interview audiocassette, part 6 (MP3 file)