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Denis Villeneuve Drew Storyboards For Dune As A Teen, Because Of Course He Did

"Dune" was destiny for director Denis Villeneuve. Storyboarding is an integral part of his process as a filmmaker, and since making his English-language debut with "Prisoners" in 2013, he has worked with the same storyboard artist, Sam Hudecki, on every one of his films. Yet "Dune" is one project that Villeneuve started storyboarding as a teenager when he could only dream of being a filmmaker.Villeneuve has spoken previously about how his relationship with the Frank Herbert novel, "Dune," the so...
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So Dune and Star Wars' Filmmakers Walk Into a Bar... (gizmodo)

At this point, most of us can agree that Denis Villeneuve made the impossible possible. He took Frank Herbert’s legendary sci-fi book Dune and made it into popular, digestible entertainment, a feat no one thought would ever happen. And yet along the way he had multiple obstacles, including one from a galaxy far, far…Read more... [Author: Germain Lussier]
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Why Ridley Scott Backed Out Of Adapting Dune

Oh, to be Ridley Scott and have the ability to say absolutely anything that happens to be on his mind at any given moment. As if it wasn't enough of a gift that we received not just one, but two entertaining and well-received films from him this year covering very different subjects -- "The Last Duel" and "House of Gucci" -- we continue to enjoy a double dose of Scott's press duties throughout 2021. This has already led to gems such as his oddly endearing "get off my lawn" moment concerning the ...
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David Dastmalchian Joins Boston Strangler, Possibly As Said Boston Strangler?

David Dastmalchian is no stranger to playing creeps, but this is a new one even for him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, best known for playing unusual characters in the DC Comics universe, is set to star in a "Boston Strangler" movie about the real-life serial killer. Dastmalchian joins Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, and Alessandro Nivola in the 20th Century Studios production, set to begin filming in Boston next month. A Disturbing Case And Possible Mistaken Identi...
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Here's When You Can Watch Dune At Home

Get ready to spice up your life because "Dune" 2021 is headed to digital! Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's iteration of Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi novel has been my favorite adaptation of the novel so far. Timothée Chalamet is perfect as the liberator of Arrakis Paul Atreides, Oscar Isaac is the ultimate space dad as Duke Leto, Rebecca Ferguson is the Lady Jessica of my dreams, and Jason Momoa is the greatest Duncan Idaho I could've asked for. The film is well-cast, and is a sight to behold, a test...
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How the Middle East Has Enticed Hollywood With Stunning Locales and Generous Incentives

When Denis Villeneuve got the thumbs up from Warner Bros. and Legendary to shoot “Dune,” he knew he was headed back to the Middle East. Specifically, to the deserts of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, which are inextricably tied to the Canadian director’s passionate vision of the planet Arrakis. These countries have also played […]
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Dune Passes $100 Million At Domestic Box Office In Great Boost For The Spice Economy

In an unexpected turn of events, Warner Bros. and Legendary's sensational and spiritual spectacle "Dune" has surpassed $100 million at the domestic box office. This is a milestone achievement for the adaptation of Frank Herbert's legendary science-fiction novel of the same name, and the second film from Warner Bros. and Legendary to hit the achievement this year, following "Godzilla vs. Kong." With COVID-19 still raging, there are still fewer people going to the theaters than there were before t...
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The 100 best drama movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather Part 2"Paramount Pictures We ranked the 100 best dramas of all time based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score. The adjusted score is based on a weighted formula that gives newer movies an advantage. The list includes classics like "Citizen Kane," recent Oscar winners like "Parasite," and blockbusters like "Black Panther." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a cinematic genre, "drama" has taken many forms over the decades.The list we compiled here is ba...
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Blade Runner and Alien TV Shows Confirmed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is 83, and good on him for not slowing down. The Last Duel came and went, but it actually existed and was an original idea, based on a true historical event, and with a script from Nicole Holofcener, and featured a re-teaming up of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. And as of this writing, House of Gucci is set to open and give us some salacious scandal and murder among the hoity and toit, just in time for Oscar season. He’s even recently dropped some hot takes against the superhero movie...
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Dune Hits Major Box Office Milestone, Will Return To IMAX In December

Warner Bros. and Legendary's "Dune" has hit a milestone in what has been a very difficult year for movie theaters. The film is about to pass $100 million at the domestic box office, with almost $500 million grossed worldwide. That's a pretty big haul considering it was also streaming on HBO Max at the same time.Fans of Denis Villeneuve's epic film (as opposed to whatever we're classifying that horrendously good/bad version from 1984 as) can relive their initial excitement about the spice planet ...
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Dune Blu-Ray Will Unleash Desert Power In January

Are you ready for desert power? I hope so, because "Dune," the big sci-fi hit that has a sequel on the way, is headed home. The Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel is currently streaming on HBO Max, but it'll be leaving soon, too. But don't fret! Today, Warner Bros. confirmed the pic would be headed to digital in December before making its way to Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K in January 2022. With a stacked cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Is...
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Movies Like Nightcrawler That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" dropped in 2014, a year in which Americans by and large trusted the media. That statement feels false, and yet not only did the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer find that fewer than half of U.S. residents trust mainstream news sources, but that this is actually the first time that has happened in the nation's recent history. It's easy to see why. The country has moved past "fake news" and into "post-truth," with people turning to sources that support their inherent belief...
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Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Teases New And Familiar Characters In Part Two

"Dune: Part One" is still in theaters and "Dune: Part Two" is less than two years away, which means we're still getting some drips and drabs about "Part Two" while director Denis Villeneuve is out promoting "Part One." The latest comes from a new interview with Empire, where Villeneuve addressed some of the new and returning characters moviegoers can expect to see when "Dune: Part Two" hits multiplexes in 2023.One character somewhat underserved by "Dune: Part One" was Thufir Hawat, the Mentat pl...
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Dune: Why Did That One Doomed Character Appear In Paul's Visions? Denis Villeneuve Explains

Queue up your favorite Fleetwood Mac song, because we're talking about dreams, baby! Our boy Denis Villeneuve has been doing a ton of interviews about his process and the storytelling behind his latest film, "Dune," and while we intellectually know it's because of marketing and PR reasons, he does genuinely sound both very proud of the movie he's made and really in love with the source material, which gives every interview a little bit of spice. You can just tell he's having a good time, you kno...
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The Wheel Of Time Showrunner Hopes The Show Can Run For Eight Seasons

"The Wheel of Time," the new Amazon Prime Video streaming series starring Rosamund Pike, hasn't even premiered yet, but Amazon has already renewed the show for a second season. Like "Game of Thrones," it's based on a series of epic fantasy novels known for shifting between different character POVs. However, Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" books predate George R.R. Martin's "Song of Fire and Ice" novels (the source material for "Game of Thrones"), and there are three times as many of them.If show...
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The sounds of Denis Villeneuve's Dune

There were many things that immediately impressed me about Denis Villeneuve's Dune. One of these was the amazing music and sound design. In this 28-minute featurette, Denis and his sound team discuss their approach to the sound design of the film and how they came up with sounds for the sandworms, spice-tripping, ornithopters, the Bene Gesserit "voice," and the sound of Arrakis itself. — Read the rest
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Watch: 'The Beauty of Denis Villeneuve' Cinematography Highlights

"We're so bounded by time, by its order. But now I am not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings." There's a lovely new video on YouTube to watch titled "The Beauty of Denis Villeneuve." It's made by a French movie lover who runs a YT channel called "The Beauty Of" making short videos about the beautiful cinematography found in various films & TV & games. This one is all about Villeneuve and his movies, from Incendies to Dune and everything else (he has made 10 features in total so far)...
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Dune Production Designer Breaks Down The Sand Worm Mural & Fremen Writing [Exclusive]

One of the biggest advantages (or drawbacks, depending on your perspective) when it comes to adapting "Dune" is the overwhelming amount of world-building, lore, and mythology that author Frank Herbert created for his original novel. The Denis Villeneuve movie, by necessity, simply couldn't include each and every one of those rich details while still clocking in at a reasonable runtime. But that doesn't mean the film is completely bereft of its influences -- the creative team simply had to find o...
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Dune Avoided Using Green Screen By Building Sets Out Of Fabric [Exclusive]

Blue screen and green screen have become such ubiquitous aspects of blockbuster filmmaking that we don't even think twice about it. Back in the days when studios would regularly fly journalists out to visit sets of movies while they were shooting, it was generally expected that one would see a small chunk of existing set to be expanded later where all the massive sheets of green were erected outside or painted on the studio walls. When it came time to do Denis Villeneuve's "Dune," however, the f...
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Dune: How Denis Villeneuve Designed the Ornithopters

I saw Denis Villeneuve’s positively epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune a while back, and I’m still thinking about it because there’s just so much beauty, detail and complexity woven into the film that it will take many re-visits to fully appreciate them all. One of the vehicular visual highlights of the film has got to be the Ornithopter, a sleek aircraft inspired by Dragonflies. In this short making of video by IGN Denis Villeneuve talks about the creation and desig...
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Dune Production Designer Patrice Vermette Dreams Without Limitations [Interview]

Production designer Patrice Vermette and director Denis Villeneuve go way back. They've been working together for close to a decade now, starting with "Prisoners" and most recently reuniting for "Dune." Over the years they've brought a variety of worlds to life, including south of the border, Pennsylvania, and the interior of an alien spaceship in "Arrival." With the adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi classic, the Academy Award-nominated production designer tackles multiple worlds.The sca...
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The 12 highest-grossing movies of 2021 at the worldwide box office

Vin Diesel in "Fast and Furious 9." Universal Pictures The worldwide box office is slowly recovering from the pandemic. China, the world's biggest theatrical market, has quickly rebounded and has produced the top two movies this year. Hollywood releases like "F9," "No Time to Die," and "Dune" have benefited from international markets. This year's Marvel movies haven't been approved for release in China, impacting their global grosses. 12. "A Quiet Place Part II" (Paramount)...
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The Beauty of Denis Villeneuve’s Films

Dune. Arrival. Blade Runner 2049. Sicario. The films of director Denis Villeneuve are filled with incredible cinematography. Some of the best shots are showcased in this 6-minute video accompanied by the haunting strains of Max Richter. This is from a YouTube channel called The Beauty Of, which has many similar videos featuring the cinematography of movies, TV shows, and video games. Like Studio Ghibli movies, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Wire, Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films...
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Stayhomer Review #7: Dune (2021)

At long last, the review for the massive massiveness, brought to you from the only slightly massive couch. Written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve, based on the novel by Frank HerbertDirected by Denis VilleneuveStarring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Zendaya Related posts: Dune (2021) – Movie Review Black Widow (2021) – Stayhomer Review #6 Frank Herbert’s ...
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Paul Thomas Anderson Doesn't Care If You Stream His Movies

Filmmakers and film-lovers often encourage people to see movies on the biggest screen possible. It's become a common refrain that accompanies the release of movies like Denis Villeneuve's "Dune," all the more so as the pandemic has sapped away business from theaters. Two years ago, when Martin Scorsese was making the promotional rounds for his Netflix film, "The Irishman," he said to people via Popcorn with Peter Travers: "Please don't look at it on a phone, please. An iPad, a big iPad, maybe."P...
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The History Of Science Fiction Traces The Genre In Comic Book Form – Read An Exclusive Preview

As we careen further into the 21st century, gigantic leaps in technology continue to make it clear that we are living in an entirely different world than the generations that preceded us. But some of the folks in those earlier generations had the vision to know that tumultuous changes were coming, and several of them worked out their thoughts about humanity's evolution and its relationship to technology in science fiction, a genre which was once looked down upon but has since become one of the m...
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Jeff Ewing's Favorite Movies Of All Time

As long as I've been a thing on this planet who knew what movies were, they've meant the world to me. I vividly remember being a scared but enraptured youngster watching "FernGully," laughing with my family at "Anchorman," or seeing "Age of Ultron" with a friend twice in a row on the same day -- which was great, might I add. I'm beyond lucky that I get to review, think, and talk about films for a living, and can think of no cooler occupation than making them, and making people laugh, cry, think,...
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Rare Book Featuring the Concept Art for Jodorowsky’s Dune Goes Up for Auction (1975)

Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune has made a decently promising start to what looks set to shape up into an epic series of films. But however many installments it finally comprises, it’s unlikely to run anywhere near as long as Alejandro Jodorowsky’s version — had Jodorowsky actually made his version, that is. Previously featured here on Open Culture, that project promised to unite the talents of not just the creator of the Dune universe and the director of The Holy Moun...
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Eternals Spoiler Review: A Cosmic Superhero Family Dispute Where It's Complicated, Real Complicated

This review contains major spoilers for "Eternals."Marvel's "Eternals" opens with the biblical words, "In the beginning..." and what follows is a 157-minute film that reframes human history and life on Earth as the birth pangs of a godlike Celestial named Tiamut. Our overpopulated planet is a cocoon for Tiamut, and when he's born, Earth will be destroyed, but the death and rebirth cycle of Celestials will ensure that new worlds live elsewhere in the cosmos. "Eternals" retrofits the Marvel Cinema...
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Dune: Part Two Will Begin Filming In July 2022

While attending a special screening and Q&A for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Dune" at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation in Los Angeles this past Saturday, The Film Stage's Josh Encinias made note that the film's producer Mary Parent confirmed that the recently greenlit "Dune: Part Two" will begin filming on July 18, 2022. This news comes after "Dune: Part One" has taken in nearly $84 million at the domestic box office and over $330 million worldwide, which is about where box office analysts pred...
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