I really enjoyed the Dune series, including as continuing via Herbert's son. Here's something i originally posted elsewhere regarding the books
The "Dune Series" by Frank Herbert, and, then, his son, is/are truly remarkable. They create entire universes and cultures. Mind bending in their complexity and "color". The site linked highlights some valuable material from Dune, and, in its own right, is spectacular. Very importantly, always remember, whatever can be "imagined" does exist at some level, in some dimension, of the multiverse. And, that's a fact. Thus, Spice..........
The music of a civilization has far-reaching consequences on consciousness and, thus, influences the basic nature of a society. Music and its rhythms divert and compel the awareness, describing the limits within which a consciousness, thus fascinated, may operate. Control the music, then, and you own a powerful tool with which to shape the society. - The Dosadi Analysis, BuSab documents. By Frank Herbert.
*Ridley Scott worked on bringing the film to the screen, but was unsuccessful. H.R. Giger (who worked with Scott on _Alien_ (1979)) was hired as a production designer. An earlier attempt at filming the movie in the 70s never got off the ground, but would have featured designs by Jean Giraud and H. R. Giger, a soundtrack by Pink Floyd, and Salvador Dali as Emperor Shaddam IV.
*synchronicity - Director David Lynch and producer Raffaella De Laurentiis arranged a screen test in New York with Sean Young for the role of Chani. Young's agent never told Young about the meeting, and she was in fact booked on a flight that evening to Los Angeles. Lynch and De Laurentiis missed their flight back to Los Angeles, and ended up catching the same plane as Young. During the flight, De Laurentiis noticed Young and told Lynch "I bet that girl's an actress." A stewardess told the pair that her name was Sean Young, and De Laurentiis confronted Young about standing her and Lynch up. The misunderstanding sorted out, the three ended up drinking champagne and reading the script together.