Our scene-by-scene breakdown of Dune: Part One continues on Dune Talk. On this week’s show we pick up from the aftermath of the Gom Jabbar test, at the movie’s 29-minute mark, exploring the revelations about the Bene Gesserit order and beautiful symbolism in Paul’s final moments on Caladan, home for the first 15 years of his life.
There’s so much going on as House Atreides arrive on their new fief, the desert planet Arrakis, both in visuals and dialogue. We dive deep into the religious aspect of the story, whether it’s beliefs of this world’s natives or how the powerful organizations of the Imperium are involved in messianic legends. As with previous parts of this movie review sub-series, where we covered the beginning on Caladan, we are not avoiding spoilers.
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Dune Talk: Episode 20 – Movie Review #3, Arrakeen
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News stories covered in the ‘Dune Movie News’ segment of today’s show:
On November 2nd, Dune: Part One officially crossed the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office, with over $71 million of that from its domestic release (in under 11 days) and over $229 million coming from overseas territories. Excluding domestic (United States and Canada), this is already the fourth highest grossing English-language movie of 2021 (behind Godzilla vs. Kong) in international territories. Read the full report from past weekend.
Among a wealth of other behind-the-scenes insights, regarding editing Dune, in a recent ‘Art of the Cut’ interview with Joe Walker, we learned that the editor himself voiced the “filmbook” narration. Paul Atreides using the holographic projection device two times during the movie, when learning about the inhabitants and nature of Arrakis.
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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.