Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem on how the story is more relevant now
With the director that of Denis Villeneuve Dune now playing worldwide and streaming for free on HBO Max, I recently had the opportunity to speak with Josh brolin and Javier bardem about making the movie amazing. During the interview, Brolin and Bardem talked about what people would be surprised to learn about making Dune, if they think the story is more relevant now than when it was first published, when they realized they were part of a special movie, and more.
Dune is based on the hugely influential science fiction novel of the same name by Franck Herbert. In the film, we follow At Timothée Chalamet Paul Atreides, whose family inherits custody of the planet Arrakis (or titular “Dune”), a ruthless desert world that is also home to the sole source of something known as the blend, or “spice,” the material the most valuable in the known universe. Meanwhile, a plot is brewing against the Atreids from a rival family known as the Harkonnens, and Dune’s fate is ultimately at stake, but Paul himself could be at the center of a long-foretold prophecy, even if he doesn’t understand it yet. The film also stars Oscar isaac like Paul’s father, Duke Leto Atreides, Zendaya like Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s mother, Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård like Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu ‘Beast’ Rabban, Charlotte rampling as Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster like Dr Liet Kynes.
As I have said many times, Villeneuve made a sci-fi masterpiece with Dune and so far it’s my favorite movie of the year. Everything about this movie is amazing. From the incredible score by Hans Zimmer to the mind-blowing cinematography of Greig Fraser to the magnificent costumes of Bob Morgan and Jacqueline West… the film makes it seem like they went to the other side of the galaxy and filmed this. that was actually happening. I know we are in the middle of a pandemic and many of you don’t feel safe going to the movies. But it’s one of those films that you absolutely have to see on the biggest screen possible. I absolutely see it in IMAX whenever I can.
Check out what Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem had to say in the player above and below, that’s exactly what we talked about.
Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem
When did they both realize during the making of Dune that they were part of something special?
Do they think Dune is it more relevant today than when it was first published?
What would people be surprised to learn about making Dune?
How Brolin and cinematographer Greig Fraser wrote a book together.
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