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    Saw the movie last night.

    This may be an unpopular opinion here, but I think the true standout of the movie was Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonnen. While it’s highly unlikely he’s going to get an Oscar nod for Part I, he may well be a contender for Part II, depending on how much screen time he has (and if you’re familiar with the source material, he almost certainly will have more screen-time in Part II than in Part I).

    And if he doesn’t get a nod for that, perhaps he can get a nod for playing Marlon Brando. Seriously, this version of Harkonnen gives me serious late-career Brando vibes. The looks, the voice, even the body weight. In fact, it makes me wish Brando played Harkonnen in the 1984 film, such a missed opportunity.

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    Saw the movie last night.

    This may be an unpopular opinion here, but I think the true standout of the movie was Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonnen. While it’s highly unlikely he’s going to get an Oscar nod for Part I, he may well be a contender for Part II, depending on how much screen time he has (and if you’re familiar with the source material, he almost certainly will have more screen-time in Part II than in Part I).

    And if he doesn’t get a nod for that, perhaps he can get a nod for playing Marlon Brando. Seriously, this version of Harkonnen gives me serious late-career Brando vibes. The looks, the voice, even the body weight. In fact, it makes me wish Brando played Harkonnen in the 1984 film, such a missed opportunity.

    I don’t think that’s an unpopular opinion

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    Saw the movie last night. This may be an unpopular opinion here, but I think the true standout of the movie was Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonnen. While it’s highly unlikely he’s going to get an Oscar nod for Part I, he may well be a contender for Part II, depending on how much screen time he has (and if you’re familiar with the source material, he almost certainly will have more screen-time in Part II than in Part I). And if he doesn’t get a nod for that, perhaps he can get a nod for playing Marlon Brando. Seriously, this version of Harkonnen gives me serious late-career Brando vibes. The looks, the voice, even the body weight. In fact, it makes me wish Brando played Harkonnen in the 1984 film, such a missed opportunity.

    For me it was Bardem as Stilgar, he was magnetic whenever he was on screen.

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    Saw the movie last night. This may be an unpopular opinion here, but I think the true standout of the movie was Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonnen.  

    I loved him just hamming it the hell up in that dining table sequence. Awesome. He was so menacing, it was perfect.

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    #1 again at the box-office with 15,5 millions (-62%, a big drop but it’s in the average) and now up to 70 millions in the US and 296 millions worldwide.

    To be successful, it have been reported that the movie needs 100 millions in the US and 300 millions worldwide. I think both will be reach by the end of his run.

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    Just saw this in IMAX and it was an amazing cinematic experience. The film is visually stunning, and while the worldbuilding and characterisation is not Lord of the Rings-level, the story is engrossing from the outset. I really don’t understand how anyone could think this film is slow-paced. If anything, I wanted the film to ‘slow down’ at times so that the characters could be developed further. As a fan of Lynch, I do wish that Villeneuve embraced the weirder elements of the source material slightly more. I’m torn on Zimmer’s score – it was impactful, but I would have liked more distinctive motifs.

    The most notable performances were Rampling, Ferguson, Duncan-Brewster, Chalamet and Skarsgard – in that order. With this and Benedetta, Rampling is having a fantastic year. Chalamet led the film well, but didn’t do enough for a nomination in my opinion. I’d be happy with a Ferguson nomination (but I don’t think it will happen).

    For Your Consideration:

    Carrie Coon, ‘The Gilded Age’ (no I haven’t seen it, but we have no choice but to stan anyway)

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    #1 again at the box-office with 15,5 millions (-62%, a big drop but it’s in the average) and now up to 70 millions in the US and 296 millions worldwide. To be successful, it have been reported that the movie needs 100 millions in the US and 300 millions worldwide. I think both will be reach by the end of his run.

    Yup, it’ll get there and with Covid and all. I think it would have been a $600-800 millioner, instead it’ll be in the highs $400 million which is still great.

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    Annoyed I can’t lose my IMAX virginity to this movie anymore since all the local screens are being hogged by Marvel from this weekend…missed opportunity

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    Spoilers ahead!

    Finally saw it on IMAX on the last local showing. Loved how accessible they made it for general audiences without sacrificing the complexity too much. Some really breathtaking scenes of tension, but as in the novel I thought it excelled in its moments of human interaction.

    Must say I thought Oscar Isaac was miscast, he didn’t feel like Paul’s father to me and had very little chemistry/to do with Jessica. Chalamet was surprisingly engaging and sympathetic as Paul, it’s my favourite performance of his so far. Ferguson was given more to do but I’m not sure I like how fragile they made her character…might need to sleep on that. And Zendaya…hope she gets some acting lessons for the next movie! In her brief conversation with Paul she just seemed bored like she’d been dragged out of her trailer. I know she wasn’t given much to do except look pretty in visions but disappointed by her! Sharon Duncan-Brewster was a commanding presence, a pleasant surprise. Wish we’d seen more of Rampling/Skarsgard but we will for the sequel! And David Dastmalchian was born for these characters…Brolin played himself as usual

     

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    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    Very belated:

    Also, I wonder why didn’t we see the Emperor. Would’ve been cool, probably on the cutting room floor with Josh Brolin’s singing scene (honestly, Denis shoulda kept that! Not just for the character but for this world, he shoulda kept it! A singing scene is not “avant-garde” but it woulda been a tonal shift that I woulda loved)

    The Emperor doesn’t appear in the novel until much later, so I don’t think there was any reason to show him in this film. It also builds anticipation.

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    Am I the only one who thinks this movie didn’t cause an impact/cultural shift it could’ve?? Buzz and interest from the general public died down after two weeks. I’m sure it’ll do well during awards season, I’m just surprised it barely made a cultural dent, especially with its content, cast, early reviews and LOTR-like comparisons.

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    Am I the only one who thinks this movie didn’t cause an impact/cultural shift it could’ve?? Buzz and interest from the general public does down after two weeks. I’m sure it’ll do well during awards season, I’m just surprised it barely made a cultural dent, especially with its content, cast, early reviews and LOTR-like comparisons.

    What cultural dent were you expecting? Like a week ago the French national football team announced their qualification for the WC with a Dune poster, SNL was mentioning it still like a week ago, film twitter is still full of Dune pfps and references, there are Dune slot machines in Vegas, etc.

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    Am I the only one who thinks this movie didn’t cause an impact/cultural shift it could’ve?? Buzz and interest from the general public died down after two weeks. I’m sure it’ll do well during awards season, I’m just surprised it barely made a cultural dent, especially with its content, cast, early reviews and LOTR-like comparisons.

    Blame this gentleman .It’s amazing that they keep giving him work in Hollywood… 130 movie soundtracks in 30 years!! :

    Just compare:

    Howard Shore  –>

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    Everything nowadays lasts for a couple of weeks and then on to the next thing…

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    What cultural dent were you expecting? Like a week ago the French national football team announced their qualification for the WC with a Dune poster, SNL was mentioning it still like a week ago, film twitter is still full of Dune pfps and references, there are Dune slot machines in Vegas, etc.

     

    Vegas slot machines??… you’re proving my point.

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