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I want to introduce my kids to Dune. They're not old enough to read the original book. Which would be more appropriate for them, the 80s movie or the more recent miniseries? Which follows the book more accurately?

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The miniseries is more literal, but I think the film captures the essence of the book better. IIRC there is a nude scene in the miniseries. How old are the kids? The miniseries is long and a bit slow, the film may hold their attention better.

  • This seems like it would have been better off as a comment. – DaaaahWhoosh May 20 '17 at 3:37
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    I respectfully disagree. The Lynch film is interesting in its own right, but the ending of the movie runs completely contrary to the purpose of the novels. The mini-series (and its sequel) have their own flaws, I don't deny that, but they are at least truer to the original story and the original intent of Frank Herbert's story – Steve-O May 21 '17 at 22:41

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