Dune’s aspirations – 80% were never small, and each department knew that well in the Denis Villeneuve adaptation. According to a new report from Variety, costume designers were tasked with presenting more than a thousand outfits to the filmmaker with the goal of using them in the film. Through the images and trailers we can see the ambitious clothes of the characters, the work of which Jacqueline west and Bob morgan, the designers, speak in depth during their recent meeting with the news medium.
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The story of Dune it is well known and perhaps the greatest in science fiction. At the center of the action he places Paul Atreides, a teenage heir to a noble house who takes control of the desert planet Arrakis with the apparent goal of controlling the trade of a special in the Galactic Empire. Despite the efforts of Duke Leto, Paul’s father, their dominance over the world does not last long and the family is the victim of a plot much bigger than they imagined. The protagonist, with his newfound mental abilities, takes charge of an extraordinary mission that will lead him to a glorious destination.
Given the complexity of the work written by Frank Herbert, it was obvious that the film adaptation could not be left behind in any way. Jaqueline west shared a bit of his work in Dune: “For research, I watched David Lean’s films, Doctor Zhivago – 83%, Lawrence of Arabia – 99%, [así como] Fahrenheit 451 – 81%. It all seemed like some kind of true Greek and Roman tragedy on one level. ” Variety reports the creation of over a thousand outfits for Dune, all specially dedicated to the planets Arrakis, Giedi Prime and Caladan. The outlet also argues that “other powerful inspirations include the art of Goya, Giotto and Caravaggio; the clothing of desert people such as the Bedouins and Tuaregs; Tarot cards; classic Balenciaga fashion; and the colors of the rocks and sand in Jordan. “
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Only in the Dune trailers can we witness some magnificent outfits worn by the star characters: the black uniforms of the Atreides, the Bene Gesserit robes of Lady Jessica, her maids and Reverend Mother, the stillsuits of the Fremen, the Harkonnen , the Sardaukar, among many others. Being a movie of enormous expectations, Denis Villeneuve He did not skimp on the magnificence of the garments.
Some lucky ones already had a chance to see Dune in theaters. Let us remember that the film has already been released in many European countries and that there are those who are already on the third or fourth viewing, much to envy in America. But in this part of the world we will have to wait until October 22, the date set for Latin America and the United States. The film will hit the HBO Max platform on the same day, giving the public the opportunity to decide whether to watch it in theaters or in the comfort of their home.
The cast of Dune is encouraging audiences to attend theaters, as confirmation of the sequel is something you want to see come true. This film does not cover the first book, only half, so we will have to wait a while to see the adaptation of the initial novel; remember that the saga also includes The Messiah of Dune, Sons of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, Chapter House Dune and many more, without forgetting the books that cover the Butlerian Jihad, that human revolution against machines thinking that it also offers a lot of audiovisual power material. Will we see it in the future?
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