Christopher Nolan: ‘Dune’ Has One of the Greatest Blends of Practical and VFX Effects I’ve Ever Seen

Dune” made a strong showing at the U.S.

box office this weekend, opening at the higher end of projections with $40 million.

Of all the moviegoers who became fans of Denis Villeneuve’s latest science-fiction offering, fellow filmmaker Christopher Nolan might be the most high profile.

The “Tenet” and “Dunkirk” Oscar nominee chatted with Villeneuve for a recent episode of “The Director’s Cut” podcast and had nothing but raves to share over “Dune.”“It’s one of the most seamless marriages of live action photography and computer generated visual effects that I’ve seen,” Nolan said.

“It’s very, very compelling at every turn.”Nolan continued, “Your entire team did an absolute incredible job.

I think this film is going to introduce a whole new generation of fans to ‘Dune’ who have never read the book or encourage fans to go read the book.

I think it’s an incredible piece of work.

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