‘Dune’: Why Timothée Chalamet Calls It ‘One of the Most Inspiring and Changing Experiences of My Life’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Timothee Chalamet in Dune

Warner Bros. launched the trailer to Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune on Sept. 9. Fans of Frank Herbert’s guide can acknowledge a number of iconic scenes, and there are certain to be many extra within the movie, which is barely half one. You positively get a great take a look at Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. 

Timothee Chalamet in Dune
Timothy Chalamet | Chiabella James/Warner Bros.

The solid of Dune spoke about making the movie at a press convention on Aug. 3. Chalamet stated making Dune “was one of the most inspiring and changing experiences of my life really.” He went on to explain a few of the experiences that made it so. Dune is in theaters Dec. 18.

Timothée Chalamet pertains to ‘Dune’ on many ranges

Paul Atreides is the son of Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). He performs a key function within the battle in opposition to House Harkonnen, with the Fremen on planet Arrakis within the center. Chani (Zendaya) is a Fremen whom Paul meets on Arrakis. 

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“I do think there’s the possibility of somebody seeing this movie with the ecological metaphors, with the clash of worlds, with the coming of age that Chani and Paul are stepping into,” Chalamet stated. “Both in a huge obligation of birthright but also that all 15, 16, 17, 18-year-olds go through, which is just that growing up is hard. There is a metaphor and I think a lesson in this movie for everyone.”

Timothée Chalamet felt impressed by the placement of ‘Dune’

Dune filmed within the deserts of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Planet Arrakis, which suggests Dune, is an enormous desert. Both in recreating Arrakis, and in being in the true location, Chalamet stated he felt impressed.

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Timothee Chalamet | Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

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“When you’re shooting in a desert in Jordan, the spirituality of the location, I’ll ruin it with my words so I won’t even try, but you’re really in it,” Chalamet stated. “There’s a picture of Denis on set where I couldn’t get the blocking right. So there’s a picture of him showing me the blocking with this knees in the sand, and the monitor in his lap. He’s doing it more than I was in that moment.”

This film offers you double the Timothée Chalamet

There’s a deep mythology to the world of Dune. You can stay up for the movie unraveling all of it. One of the powers that Frank Herbert writers about is the Kwisatz Haderach, the power to be in two locations concurrently. You see some hints of Atreides utilizing this energy within the trailer. That was one other one in all many metaphors that impressed Chalamet.

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Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson | Chiabella James/Warner Bros.

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“You feel the environment, specifically for the role of Paul, playing a teenager as a young man, myself being 23, 24 and to be in that state of, I don’t want to say confusion,” Chalamet stated. “But, when you’re young, the world function as a mirror. You’re just confirming everything about yourself of what is provided to you or said about you. And when you’re the Kwisatz Haderach it’s maybe overwhelming.”

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