DUNE TALK: On the Eve of the Dune World Premiere

The world premiere of Dune: Part One has finally arrived and the movie news continues to flow! In this week’s regular Dune Talk show we analyze more new footage from the international trailers—featuring the astonishing power of the Bene Gesserit voice—and the IMAX exclusive poster. We also dive into our expectations before the premiere and explore the psychological aspect of reviews from film festival viewers.

Plus, as the awards season truly kicks-off, Johnny unveils his early predictions for the 2022 Oscars. In which categories would Dune be most likely to take the win? Note that we a have a special Venice Film Festival reaction episode coming out in a few days. Stay tuned!

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Show Notes

News stories covered in the ‘Dune Movie News’ and ‘Duniverse’ segments of today’s show:

  1. With the first theatrical releases of Dune: Part One less than two weeks away, we’re continuing to see new footage revealed in international footage. Highlights included the Gom Jabbar test, Chani’s key line, and more scenes from the research station.
  1. A new IMAX exclusive poster has been unveiled, ahead of the movie’s IMAX world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11.
  1. Following the September 3, 2021 world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, professional reviews will hit the internet. In this show we discuss what to expect from these reactions. Also keep an eye out for our next show, where we’ll dive into all the reviews.
  1. Matt Griffin’s cover has been revealed for Sands of Dune, an upcoming anthology featuring three short stories set before and during the time period of the original novel. One of these will be a brand-new novella, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, telling the story of Shadout Mapes.

During this week’s Landsraad High Council, we discuss Johnny’s Oscar predictions for 2022. Read his full piece over on Inside The Film Room.

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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.