"Herbert and Jodorowsky: The Unintentional Meta-Messiah in 'Jodorowsky's Dune'," by Brandy Eileen Allatt
The seminal idea that spawned Frank Herbert's epic 'Dune' series revolved around the dangers of heroes and messiahs. Brandy Eileen will briefly explore Herbert's opinions on the dangers of heroes, as reflected in the 'Dune' novels and his non-fiction essays, before showing how Jodorowsky's failure to complete his 'Dune' adaptation exemplifies Herbert's theme of the inevitable fallibility of messiah figures.
Brandy Eileen Allatt finished her MA in Literature, with a concentration in science fiction studies, last fall at Texas State University. Her thesis, "Lies and Individuation: External and Internal Authority in the Politics and Anima of 'Dune'" is available online.