Thursday, April 18, 2024

Podcast: Dune (Part 1) – Episode 453

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, JD is joined by Ryan McQuade and Jay Ledbetter to discuss Denis Villeneuve’s latest film Dune! We also talk more about Dune, and just in case you wanted more, there’s further conversation about Dune.

That’s right. No Top 3 on this episode. No other films to review. It’s just one big, epic conversation on Villeneuve’s vision for the film, his understated approach and how it packs more emotional nuance than some give it credit for. We go fully in-depth on this one and it was a ton of fun. Also, huge thanks to Ryan and Jay for filling in as co-hosts this week.

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

Movie Review: Dune (3:57)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth
Stars: Timothée Chalamet Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya

– Notes / Discussion (1:11:12)

For our break segment this week, we briefly plug the new Movie Series that Extra Film is doing on Sergio Leone and urge everyone to keep leaving us those iTunes reviews! We keep it rather short since we still had so much more Dune to discuss.


RELATED: Listen to Episode 423 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed The Tree of Life!


More Dune! (1:24:58)
In this segment, while many things are discussed, the biggest topic of conversation surrounds the film’s empathy and how it counters one of the narratives around Dune in that it’s “cold and distant” emotionally. The film doesn’t wear its emotions on its sleeves, so it’s understandable how some audiences would feel that way, but we offer some arguments that maybe the film actually does have significant emotional heft.

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– Music

Dream of Arrakis – Hans Zimmer
Herald of the Change – Hans Zimmer
Ripples in the Sand – Hans Zimmer
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 453


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Review: Last Night in Soho
Top 3: N/A
Review: The French Dispatch


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JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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