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Why Did the Baron In ‘Dune’ Want to Kill Paul’s Dad?

Outside of America, much of the moviegoing world has been there and Dune that. Even though the film just hit HBO Max and theaters in the US, Denis Villeneuve’s epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic book has been playing theaters for about a month! But, for casual viewers, the story poses many questions, and answers a decent number of them, though much of the plot lays the groundwork for a Dune Part Two that Villeneuve hopes to make in the near future. One key question posed in this first film, however, goes mostly unanswered. Or, put another way, it leaves the answer up to the audience to interpret.
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Zendaya's mysterious Dune character explained

This is just the beginning! With those words, Dune: Part One’s ending becomes anything but a conclusion. Who is Chani in Dune? Why wasn’t Zendaya’s cool character in more of Dune: Part One? Here are all your burning Chani questions answered. WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Dune: Part One and the...
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Complex

How Denis Villeneuve Turned Dreams Into Reality With ‘Dune’

Before we get to Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, giant alien sandworms, a brooding Oscar Isaac in full-on space zaddy mode, trip-inducing sand dunes, mystical mind-control tricks, or any of the other hallmarks of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi novel Dune—before we get to the production company logos even—that’s the proverb that comes rumbling out of the dark, accompanied by a theatre-rattling drone courtesy of Hans Zimmer.
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What to Watch this Weekend: Dune finally lands and Insecure kicks off its final season

Not many people are talking about Invasion, the new alien... well, invasion series coming to Apple TV+ this week. So, let's change that. This show is low-key addicting, and not because of the aliens. They are actually not that interesting. They don't even make an actual appearance until a few episodes in. What's far more compelling is how the show's central characters, each hailing from a different part of the world, respond to this global catastrophes and what exactly these situations dig out of each of them. Golshifteh Farahani, the Israeli actress and indie movie darling from titles like Paterson and Darbareye Elly, is by far the standout. (Sorry, Sam Neill.) But her character, a former Harvard medical graduate who's now a Long Island housewife, makes one of the most dramatic turns of anyone in the ensemble as she fights to keep her children alive. Who needs aliens when you have that? —Nick Romano.
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Polygon

A Dune sequel would be far stranger than Dune Part One

Denis Villenueve’s Dune ends on a pretty major cliffhanger — just like you might expect from something with “Part 1” in the title screen. But while this movie’s already really good, it’s also really slow and contemplative and doesn’t technically have much action. That won’t be a problem for Dune Part 2 — supposing director Denis Villeneuve gets a chance to make it.
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Hans Zimmer on ‘Dune’ Score’s Electronic Textures and Made-Up Choral Language … and His Head Start on Part 2

For composer Hans Zimmer, scoring “Dune” was a dream come true. He read Frank Herbert’s massive sci-fi novel when he was 18 and has revisited it often, imagining the sounds of the desert planet Arrakis, the sandworms and the invaluable spice that makes interstellar travel possible. “The first person I talked to was Hans,” director Denis Villeneuve reports. The two were finishing work on 2017’s “Blade Runner 2049” at the time, and the composer became “obsessed with the idea of trying to create music from another world, from another time.” Nothing in the 11-time Oscar nominee’s 37-year, 140-film career sounds like “Dune.”...
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gamerevolution.com

How Dune’s ending sets up Dune Part 2

The Dune ending is explained below, which anyone who’s seen the movie will probably need as director Denis Villeneuve keeps things fairly cryptic in terms of teases. The ending and the various events around it will directly lead into Dune Part 2, so viewers unfamiliar with the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert will probably need a guide to make sense of a few things — most notably, Paul’s spice-induced vision of the future.
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Vulture

Zendaya Is in Dune for 7 Minutes. Here’s Everything She Says and Does

Zendaya opens and closes Dune. You hear her before you see anything onscreen. And at the movie’s end, it’s her character who tells Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, “This is only the beginning.” Her presence as Chani, the Fremen warrior whose fate is intertwined with Paul’s, doubles as promotion for both this film (in interview after interview, Zendaya and Chalamet talk about how they became “best friends” in the four days she was on set in Jordan) and its promised sequel. Her last line itself is marketing copy — stay tuned.
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Decider

‘Dune’ Ending Explained: Why The Timothée Chalamet Sci-Fi Epic Leaves You Wanting More

At long last, Denis Villaneuve‘s Dune has arrived. The epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel premieres both in theatres and on HBO Max today. Watch Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and a million other movie stars in movie that can only be described as “Lawrence of Arabia, but in space.”
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Dune may feature the most expensive movie costume ever made

Dune is a visual spectacle, as you might expect from director Denis Villeneuve. The movie's costumes are a big part of that, particularly the ornate dresses worn by Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). In fact, the dress that she wears when House Atreides first arrives on Arrakis could be a record-breaking get-up.
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Newnan Times-Herald

Dune: Part one is a visual stunner

The hotly anticipated blockbuster epic "Dune" only gives fans half the story. The opening title proclaims it is "Part One." If there is a part two, and I sincerely hope there will be, the unified, complete narrative should be the defining adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic 1965 science fiction novel.
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thebulwark.com

'Dune' Review

Here’s a pull quote for the posters: “Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is definitely one half of one movie!”. This is the fundamental problem with Dune, a frequently beautiful action-sci-fi epic with very solid performances, some rousing action, and a soundscape you’ll feel in your bones if you see it in a theater via glorious IMAX or wondrous Dolby rather than on your couch at home. As good as it is—and I really did quite like it, despite the grumblings that are to follow—Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is, definitely, one half of one movie.
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thedigitalfix.com

Dune ending explained

How does Dune end? Denis Villeneuve’s epic science fiction movie based on Frank Herbert’s novel brings Arrakis, and the struggle for Spice, to the big screen for a new generation. For this adaptation, Timothée Chalamet is Paul Atreides, heir to House Atreides, who finds his family on the brink of death from enemies in House Harkonnen.
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Camden New Journal

Marching to a different Dune

FRANK Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune, which runs to 510 pages complete with maps, was something of a challenge for sci-fi fans to say they’d completed: like a geek version of Ulysses or a space age Gormenghast, it was challengingly impenetrable. Director Denis Villeneuve’s first triumph in adapting Herbert’s work to...
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Inverse

Dune ending explained: What Paul Atreides’ visions really mean

Denis Villeneuve is only getting started with Dune. The first part of his latest sci-fi epic is a visually stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic book series. Packed with immense details and a large ensemble of characters, Villeneuve knew from the start that he couldn’t do the entire story justice in the span of one film unless Warner let him do a five-hour movie. (Spoiler alert: they didn’t.)
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