Dune director Denis Villeneuve breaks down the Gom Jabbar pain test scene with Paul Atreides and Reverend Mother Mohiam. In view of the exemplary science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, Dune is the tale of two warring houses, fighting over control of the Planet Arrakis (also known as Dune), which is the only known wellspring of a mind-altering substance called Melange (the flavor), which considers more prominent mental keenness and the capacity of interstellar travel. The film stars Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, beneficiary of House Atreides, who should deal with his destiny as a pioneer and picked one when taken from his home world and put in a position of peril and secret. The supporting cast consists of Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Stellan Skarsgard, and Dave Bautista.
In another video from Vanity Fair, Villeneuve breaks down one of the most iconic scenes from the book, which is the Gom Jabbar pain test with Paul Atreides and Reverend Mother Mohiam (played by Charlotte Rampling). The extensive video gives an enormous measure of insight into the direction of the scene, just as the director’s almost subjugated devotion to the Dune source material. “Each time I had a question or an uncertainty, I generally returned to the book, even as I was shooting, in any event, when I was editing…,” says Villeneuve in the video. He proceeds to say that while shooting the scene, Chalamet was “apprehensive” of entertainer Charlotte Rampling “for genuine,” which adds another layer to the scene. Look at the video beneath:
In addition to talking about the Gom Jabbar scene and how he set up and shot it, Villenueve likewise says that he is a major fanatic of Dune author Frank Herbert, saying, “I have a profound, profound regard and admiration for [Frank Herbert]. He’s one of my most loved authors. What’s more, I needed to ensure in the event that he had seen this film, he will feel that adoration.” The director says he read the book 4o years prior and understands that there are millions of fans actually like him, yet as a director, he had a quite certain crowd in mind for the adaptation, saying, “For whenever I first think I did this film for a single crowd part, which is me.”
The 412-page original novel may not appear as thick as something prefer Game of Thrones, however the concepts, jargon, and world-building done in Herbert’s Dune-iverse are weighty and require a smidgen more investment than something undeniably less yearning. Villeneuve seems like the acceptable kind of fastidious movie producer one would need to have on a task like this, as a fan, however as a professional. The director’s style, sensibilities, and understanding of the material underneath the surface level are by and large what’s expected to bring the universe of Dune to a more extensive crowd. Depending on how the film performs over the course of the end of the week, it will become obvious how well he prevailed at accomplishing that objective.