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Entertainment Dune REVIEW: Ambitious new adaptation

18:50  22 october  2021
18:50  22 october  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

Are you curious about the filming of 1984 after "Dune"? So you can see "Dune - The Desert Planet"

 Are you curious about the filming of 1984 after The Roman "Dune - The Desert Planet" of Frank Herbert is quite a tower: 800 pages includes the new translation, which is currently found in book stores and mailing dealers. That director Denis Villeneuve does not adapt the book to a blow, but in his new " Dune " films only the first half, is therefore an understandable decision. But at " Dune - the desert planet " from 1984 it was different. © Warner Bros.

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The title on the screen for Denis Villeneuve's ambitious new adaptation of Herbert's dense (and some say unfilmable) sci-fi novel, reads Dune: Part One. Whether or not there will be Part Two depends on how many punters will sit through a sombre 155-minute epic that doesn't have an ending. Thankfully, at least this one manages to correct most of the earlier film's mistakes.

The plot makes sense, the special effects are stunning, the score is by maestro Hans Zimmer (not cheesy rockers Toto) and we don't have to suffer the sight of Sting in a codpiece.

Again, most of the action takes place on the commodity-rich planet of Arrakis where gigantic sandworms patrol the desert plains and the Fremen wage guerrilla war on their colonial masters from House Harkonnen.

Every single thing you need to know before you watch Dune

  Every single thing you need to know before you watch Dune Every single thing you need to know before you watch Dune -Based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, which spawned five sequels, Dune takes place in the year 10191 in a distant galaxy populated by opposing houses who are fully dependent on the production of a precious mineral known as spice melange that is found only on a desert planet called Arrakis. The spice is just one of literally hundreds of different strands to the narrative which predominantly follows the heroic arc of young Paul Atreides.

Now the Emperor has told their fascistic leader Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard) to skedaddle and let the nicer folk from House Atreides take over.

Their leader Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac) wants a treaty with the Fremen. But before his benevolent form of colonialism can take root, the bloated Baron launches a surprise attack.

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Caught in the middle are Atreides' young heir Paul (a perfectly cast Timothee Chalamet) and his mystical mum Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson).

Both possess Jedi-like psychic powers and Paul seems to fit the Fremens' messianic prophecies.

Villeneuve seamlessly blends the political drama with the monster movie and the sci-fi actioner.

But is Paul really "The One"? Hopefully, we'll find out in Part Two.

Dune: 5 Biggest Similarities Between Denis Villeneuve's Movie And Star Wars: A New Hope .
Dune influenced the original Star Wars, but the 1977 movie came before Denis Villeneuve's adaptation. So it's time to compare the two.Let’s be honest here, a lot of us didn’t get through all 896 pages of the paperback prior to Denis’ film. If you’re like myself, you grew up watching Star Wars long before even hearing about the book. I tried to watch the David Lynch version after seeing the poster in the background of the main character’s room in Chuck years ago, but was left rather confused.

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