FRANK HERBERT’S CHILDREN OF DUNE
The father/son team of Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Theodor Pistek
and son, Jan Pistek, again dress the cast in incredible costumes. As photography
for both Dune and Children of Dune took place in their hometown of Prague in the
Czech Republic, they had an easy commute to work. The celebrated Theodor Pistek
is a close friend of Czech President Vaclav Havel and has designed the country's
military uniforms since independence.
When asked about the differences between the two miniseries, the senior
Pistek answered, "It should be a rule that every new job is more challenging
than the previous one. It was inevitable-and necessary-to take that which I
learned from working on Frank Herbert's Dune, and apply it to Children of Dune.
There is a great continuity between them, but new work as well." He added, "The
cast was very cooperative, especially Susan Sarandon. She was great to work
with. She's beautiful, professional, and very patient."
Jan Pistek commented, "On this miniseries, I had much more responsibility day
to day compared with working on Frank Herbert's Dune. This time around, I worked
side by side as well as independently of my father. Working with him makes me
work harder because my sense of accountability is heightened. In fact, I enjoy
working under the intense scrutiny and pressure. That's when the end result is
most personally satisfying."