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The Messy Majesty of Dune

Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation papers over the messy elements of Herbert’s novel with a great cast, stunning visuals, even if he only tells half a story

The Atreides household standing at attention during an imperial ceremony
Screenshot: Dune (2021)

Frank Herbert’s Dune is a classic film development trap. On the one hand, it’s an enormously popular book with a series of (increasingly bizarre) sequels, with…




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