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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Chloé Zhao Reveals How Denis Villeneuve Helped With Eternals

For "Eternals" director Chloé Zhao, it wasn't just Denis Villeneuve's movies that were useful for providing stills when she pitched Marvel Studios. Villeneuve himself was part of her support system, and she looked to his film "Dune" for guidance as she was shooting "Eternals" for IMAX."Dune" and "Eternals" were originally scheduled to hit theaters two weeks apart from each other in November 2020. Both of them had their release dates shuffled due to the pandemic, but they ultimately landed back ...
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Akira Kurosawa Was One Of The Many Inspirations For The Costumes Of Dune [Exclusive]

It's a well-known fact that the work of the legendary Japanese filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, had a big influence on "Star Wars." It's not that hard to connect the dots between "Star Wars" and Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, "Dune," either. What you might not have realized is that Kurosawa also had an influence on the costume design of Denis Villeneuve's new film adaptation of "Dune."/Film's own Jack Giroux recently conducted an interview with Bob Morgan, one of the costume designers ...
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Hear Brian Eno’s Contribution to the Soundtrack of David Lynch’s Dune (1984)

Though released just a few weeks ago, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune seems already to have garnered more critical acclaim than David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of the same material. This comparison is, of course, unfair: Lynch was working under different conditions in a different time, not to mention with a markedly different cinematic sensibility. And in fact, Lynch’s version of the ambitious, saga-launching novel by Frank Herbert does have its fans, or at least viewers willing to praise certain ...
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Hear Hans Zimmer’s Experimental Score for the New Dune Film

If you have not yet seen the first installment of Denis Villeneuve’s reimagining of Dune, you will find no spoilers here, though if you’ve read Frank Herbert’s cult classic novel and/or seen David Lynch’s film adaptation (or even the forgettable TV miniseries from 20 years ago), you are familiar with the story. You can, however, hear Hans Zimmer’s complete soundtrack above. If you love it, and if film critic Mick LaSalle is right, you’re in for a treat: “If you like the music here, you’l...
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Dune Editor Joe Walker Is The Voice Teaching You About The Sand Walk [Exclusive]

With "Dune" finally out and available to moviegoers worldwide, fans have absolutely no shortage of topics to dig into and analyze -- from its deceptive "Chosen One" setup to potential sequels down the line to the inspirations used in adapting certain characters. The ongoing press tour has provided a great opportunity for even more reveals and fun tidbits, some of which may apply to questions that you may not have even wondered in the first place. The absolute best one of these has to be the info...
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Dune Villain Baron Harkonnen Was Inspired By Marlon Brando In Apocalypse Now [Exclusive]

Author Frank Herbert famously pulled from many different sources for inspiration when crafting his original "Dune" novel in 1965, but the story itself proved to be as widely influential as any sci-fi or fantasy tale that we've seen in the time since -- even leading to some surprising echoes of "Dune" in unexpected places. Though many of its spiritual successors (chiefly "Star Wars") would end up beating the property to the big screen, it's still perfectly fitting that Denis Villeneuve's adaptati...
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Dune Part Two Is Already Far Along In Development, Could Shoot Next Fall

Just when you thought you were out, the "Dune" news keeps pulling you back in. It's addictive, like melange. You may have heard by now that Legendary has greenlit "Dune Part Two" and director Denis Villeneuve is jonesing to make a "Dune" trilogy. However, with the release date for "Dune Part Two" only two years away now (Warner Bros. has set it for October 2023), people are understandably curious about how soon it's going to go into production.In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vill...
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Denis Villeneuve Thinks Christopher Nolan Is A 'Master,' Doesn't Consider Himself On That Level

Christopher Nolan was arguably the quintessential filmmaker of the 2000s, but if there's any filmmaker who could give him a run for his money in the 2010s and 2020s, it's "Dune" director Denis Villeneuve. With thrillers and sci-fi epics like "Prisoners," "Enemy," "Sicario," "Arrival," and "Blade Runner," Villeneuve has established himself as one of the most exciting new auteurs to come along in the last decade or so. However, while fans might enjoy debating the merits of Villeneuve versus Nolan,...
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Dune (2021) – Movie Review

Please Note: review has SPOILERS if you somehow don’t already know the story. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is an epic work of cinema that avoids the mistakes of its predecessors by letting the story guide the film without sacrificing its eerie, desolate, and harsh temperament. Similar in pacing to the Lord of the Rings films, Dune is a slow burn filled with intense intrigue and complex themes. Set in the year 10191, it takes place in a universe where competing feudal houses vie for power...
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Dune Part Two: Who Are The New Characters And Who Should Play Them?

Major Spoilers follow for "Dune: Part One," as well as some light spoilers for the novel.Rejoice, spice addicts! "Dune Part Two" has officially received the green light and now all eyes, blue or otherwise, can turn towards what comes next. Though "Dune" seemed to be a big hit among both general audiences and fans (give or take a cynical killjoy here and there), this news hardly seemed like a guarantee after the depressed box office earnings experienced this year and the ongoing debate surroundin...
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The Best Characters In Dune Ranked

Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" is a triumph that's been decades in the making. Published in 1965 and long considered unfilmable by its many fans, Jodorowsky's unhinged, acid-fueled first attempt to create a movie landscape inspired by what he thought of the novel changed the future of science fiction at the cost of an unrealized film. Villeneuve's vision is the third complete attempt to interpret "Dune" for audiences (Part Two has just been confirmed), and the first to successfully trim it into somet...
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Dune Part Two Greenlit By Legendary

Let the spice flow! Denis Villeneuve's "Dune," an adaptation of the first part of Frank Herbert's groundbreaking sci-fi book, is finally in theaters worldwide (and also on HBO Max in the U.S.). Critics and fans alike are loving the movie, and the film's relative box office success and stronger strong viewership on HBO Max has caused Legendary and Warner Bros. to officially greenlight a "Part Two," which will cover the remaining pages of Herbert's novel.Warner Bros. has set the sequel for a theat...
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'Dune' Sequel Greenlit by Legendary and Warner Bros.

Denis Villeneuve will get the chance to create the second film of his planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune," Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. said Tuesday. From a report: The news comes after Villeneuve's "Dune" tallied $41 million at the domestic box office during its debut over the weekend, a solid haul considering the film also launched on HBO Max Friday. Globally, the film hauled in $220 million. While Warner Bros. seemed keen to greenlight a second film for Villeneuv...
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Dune Part 2: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Dune" ranked as one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2021, and it didn't disappoint the majority of moviegoers who visited the spice-laden sands of Arrakis. Luckily, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures were quite happy with the results, meaning they didn't waste any time in announcing a sequel following the first film's ...
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Dune Proves That A Faithful Adaptation Doesn't Always Make A Great Movie

"They have tried to take the life of my son!"These are the words angrily spoken and repeatedly brooded over by the Duke Leto Atreides at a pivotal moment relatively early on in author Frank Herbert's "Dune." Paul, Leto's son and heir, has just narrowly survived an assassination attempt by a poison-tipped "Hunter-Seeker" drone, mere days after relocating to the unforgiving and dangerous desert world of Arrakis. From a narrative point of view, this shocking event accomplishes a few key goals: it e...
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The Morning Watch: The Props Of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Dune Gom Jabbar Scene Breakdown & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, watch as Adam Savage gets up close and personal with some familiar props from the upcoming "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." Plus, director Denis Villeneuve breaks down the scene in "Dune" where Paul Atreides (Tim...
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Will There Be A Dune Part Two? Here's What We Know

Denis Villeneuve's big movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel "Dune" has finally premiered, both in theaters and living rooms on HBO Max, and it's doing quite well. The sci-fi epic set a record for a Warner Bros. day-and-date release on HBO Max on top of its $40.1 million opening weekend at the domestic box office. But what does that mean for the prospects of part two? Let's break it down, because we all want to know what happens to everyone on Arrakis after Paul gets the spice a'flowin'. Par...
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