Saturday, October 23, 2021

Martian aesthetics of Dune (2021) movie

The most recent adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel "Dune" – Denis Villeneuve's movie "Dune: Part One" (2021) was one of the most anticipated sci-fi movies of the year. It was released internationally on September 15 and in the US on October 22. The movie is brilliant and without a doubt the best visual adaptation of the famous novel. We are waiting for Part Two.

Dune has always been somewhat Martian. And the most recent movie is not an exception. Granted, planet Dune is a hot desert, not cold as Mars is, has breathable atmosphere, advanced life forms and Earth-like gravity but the scenery is pretty Martian. The landscapes in Villeneuve's movie has even been filmed in the same place where The Martian (2015) has been – Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. And it doesn't stop at landscapes – the Brutalist buildings of Arrakeen has Martian vibes as well.
Arrakeen Palace:
Arrakeen Palace in Dune (2021) movie
Ornithopter flying in Dune's sky:
Ornithopter in Dune (2021) movie
Atreides spaceships and troops arriving on Dune:
Atreides spaceships in Dune (2021) movie
Arrakeen city:
Arrakeen in Dune (2021) movie
Ornithopter leaving research station:
Ornithopter leaving research station in Dune (2021) movie
Harkonnen soldiers leaving Dune:
Harkonnen soldiers in Dune (2021) movie
Harkonnen spaceships leaving Dune:
Harkonnen spaceships in Dune (2021) movie
Old research station:
Old research station in Dune (2021) movie
Ornithopters flying over Arrakeen city:
Ornithopters flying over Arrakeen in Dune (2021) movie
Spice harvester:
Spice harvester in Dune (2021) movie
Spice storage area:
Spice storage area in Dune (2021) movie
Attack on Arrakeen:
Attack on Arrakeen in Dune (2021) movie
Harkoneen shuttles flying over Arrakeen:
Harkoneen shuttles flying over Arrakeen in Dune (2021) movie
Sandstorm approaching a canyon:
Sandstorm approaching a canyon in Dune (2021) movie
Sarduakar imperial soldier:
Sarduakar imperial soldier in Dune (2021) movie

1 comment:

  1. I feel like Arrakeen Palace has more of an Oak Park vibe to it.