'Dune' Rocked, and We Talked to the People Who Made It

DP Greig Fraser and editor Joe Walker tell us all about making Dune

Dune is massive, in a good way. (And if you need any help sussing out what it all means, we have a handy explainer.)

Given the scope, scale, caliber of the original work, and challenges in adapting it, Dune (2021) has no business being as good as it is. This is a filmmaking website and podcast, so readers and contributors alike are well aware of how hard pulling off your vision, any vision, can be. 

Greig and Joe illuminate for us how Denis Villeneuve did it, with their massive talents at his disposal. How he dreamed this project at age 13, and how he kept that dream alive with them even in the edit bay. How challenges including a pandemic didn't slow the progress, and the belief that this big-screen Dune belonged in theaters in front of audiences around the world. 

This movie is one of those that restores the belief that movies can transport you, that the crafts learned and implemented by each department can be orchestrated to symphonic heights. 

You owe it to yourself to see Dune (in a theater), and you owe it yourself to listen to Greig and Joe break down various scenes, moments, and challenges to educate, inspire, and entertain. 

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.

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