'Dune' Director Denis Villenueve Breaks Down the Gom Jabbar Scene
Oct 22 2021
In this episode of "Notes on a Scene," 'Dune' director Denis Villenueve breaks down the scene where Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is challenged to a test, the Gom Jabbar, to see if his humanity will overcomes his animal impulses. A poisoned needle is held to his neck to incentivize him to complete the test. Denis explains how he built such a tense scene with the layering of an ancient aesthetic and visual effects.

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