After the world premiere of Hollywood science fiction giant “Dune” at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, the audience stood up and applauded for eight minutes and won numerous praises.
This “Dune” is adapted from the classic sci-fi IP and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the Hollywood “new godfather of sci-fi movies”.
Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, etc. The new sci-fi blockbuster starring in has filled the audience’s expectations.
“Dune” is destined to become a must-see on the big screen this year, and is even regarded as “one of the films that will influence the direction of the film in the next ten years.”
The film tells the story of the young hero Paul Atreides, who can predict the future, adventurously grow up on the planet of dunes.
This mysterious and dangerous planet is rich in the most precious resource “spice” in the universe. It revolves around the “spice”. The battle between the Atreides family, the Harkonnen family, and the aboriginal Fremen of the dunes has begun, a star that determines the future of the universe. The outbreak of the war is imminent.
In the new four-minute “Family” special released by “Dune”, a group of creators have appeared on the film to tell their understanding of the film and the characters, and the relationship between the characters and the family in the film is sorted out more clearly and in-depth.
At the same time, a large number of previously unexposed pictures and behind-the-scenes shooting scenes were also released, making people look forward to the full picture of the movie.
According to Timothée Chalamet, who played the protagonist Paul, the director Denis Villeneuve adopted a “role-oriented narrative” in the film.
On the macro level, “Dune” already has a grand world view and story scale, with extremely rich character relationships and plots.
This also made Timothée Chalamet when he first met Denis Villeneuve, he almost begged the director to let him appear in the film.
Denis Villeneuve referred to this “Dune” as “telling the story of the Atreides family falling into a trap set by the emperor”.
Two-generation leaders of the Atreides family, Duke Leto Atreides and Paul, were the first to be the targets of this trap.
Both of them have to bear the responsibilities of the family while facing their own destiny.
As the guardians of the Atreides family, Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho are both indestructible and loyal.
They are even willing to pay the price of their lives to protect the Atreides family.
Lady Jessica, played by Rebecca Ferguson, is Duke Leto Atreides’s partner, Paul’s mother, and a member of the Mystery Sisterhood.
In the special episode, several members of the Sisterhood walked out of a huge flying machine to meet Lady Jessica. The mysterious solemnity revealed a great sense of oppression and also reflected the characteristics of the sisterhood organization.
And what kind of mission Lady Jessica, who can control the minds of others with her voice and communicate secretly with Paul’s sign language, is also about to be revealed by “Dune”.
As director Denis Villeneuve said, “Every movie needs a negative role.” The Harkonnen family headed by Baron Harkonnen is the old enemy of the Atreides family.
In the special, just a glimpse can make people feel the tyranny and bloodthirsty of Baron Harkonnen.
The dark industrial wind of the Harkonnen family castle is full of great visual impact, making people shudder.
The overall visual style of the Harkonnen family continues the design previously envisioned by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
And this design has even affected the aesthetic style of classic science fiction films such as “Alien”, and now the orthodox return has made many viewers look forward to it.
As a native of Dune Planet, Fremen has also been involved in the power struggle of several big families in the universe.
Whether it is “spice” or the huge and dangerous desert monster “sandworm”, Fremen has a different perception from outsiders.
Fremen represented by Stilgar is more concerned about the future of the desert, and extremely hates the Harkonnen family’s invasion of the dunes.
The mysterious woman Chani who often appears in Paul’s dreams is also Fremen.
Through the dream, she guides Paul to set foot on the dune planet to meet fate. In reality, what kind of encounter and future will Chani and Paul have?
Can Fremen and the Atreides family reach a cooperation? What kind of traces will they leave on the awakening and growth of the teenage hero Paul Atreides?
All this will be answered in “Dune”.
This special feature also exposed the “Dune” crew shooting location scenes in the desert.
In order to make the actors more immersive in the performance, director Denis Villeneuve uses real-life shooting as much as possible.
The film has been filmed in Jordan, Dubai, Norway and other places.
Judging from the current materials, the magnificent scenes and magnificent spectacle presented by “Dune” proves how correct the director’s choice is.
It also proves that “Dune” is indeed a movie born on the big screen.
I believe that at the moment when we witness the journey of the young hero Paul Atreides “Dune” in the cinema, we will be relieved of all the waiting.