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Movie: Dune

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
posted by Omon Ra on Oct 21, 2021 - 168 comments

Book: Black Sun

The first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. [more inside]
posted by DowBits on Jul 29, 2021 - 5 comments

Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

An English junior officer in World War I Cairo is able to arrange his being sent to observe the Arabs in their rising against the Ottoman Empire. The British have their reasons for aiding the Arabs. The Arabs have their reasons for rising up against the Ottomans. And the English junior officer has his own reason for going into the desert. "Fun." [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on May 29, 2021 - 20 comments

Movie: Satantango

Bela Tarr’s seven hour epic of 1990s rural Hungary. Residents of a collapsing collective farm scheme about what to do with a large cash payment. Plans change when they discover that Irimias, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Dec 2, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2018 - 22 comments

Movie: Captain Fantastic

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 1, 2017 - 2 comments

The Expanse: Season 1: "Dulcinea" through "Leviathan Wakes"  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A thread to discuss the entire first season of The Expanse, as well as the James S. A. Corey book it's based on: Leviathan Wakes.
posted by zarq on Feb 4, 2016 - 58 comments

The Book of Negroes: Episode 1   Season 1, Ep 1

CBC's production of Lawrence Hill's acclaimed epic novel begins by introducing 11-year old Aminata Diallo, just as she is stolen from her home in West Africa and forced into slavery. [more inside]
posted by chapps on Jan 25, 2015 - 4 comments

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