Dune was one of the first adult novels I ever read on my own. I’m not sure where I got it from, probably the library, but it took me forever to read it. I also saw the David Lynch movie somewhere in the middle of reading it for the first time. Or rather, it was most likely the disavowed Alan Smithee version of that particular production. So that’s forever tainted my view of the book. Unfortunately whenever I imagine Feyd Rautha it’s always Sting yelling “He is the Kwisatz Hadarach!!!11”
The 2000 miniseries improved on some things and was god awful horrible about others, so really there still hasn’t been and probably never will be a perfect Dune movie ever made. Certainly we will never know the greatness that would have been Jodorowsky’s Dune.