Deconstructing the psychedelic sounds of ‘Dune’

Hear how Mark Mangini orchestrated the silence of the desert. The book series Dune is one of the most celebrated sci-fi epics of all time, full of technological motifs like shield belts, hovering gadgets, and space travel. But for director Denis Villeneuve, who released the latest film remake in 2021, “at the end of the day, Dune is a psychedelic journey.” It’s a drug-fueled exploration of the desert itself.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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