Steven Spielberg Says ‘Dune: Part Two’ is “One of The Most Brilliant Science-fiction Films”

Steven Spielberg has expressed his admiration for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune: Part Two’ in glowing terms. The esteemed directors recently joined forces on ‘The Director’s Cut’ podcast, where Spielberg shared his thoughts on Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece, ‘Dune.’

“It’s an honour for me to sit here and talk to you,” Spielberg said to Villeneuve. “Let me start by saying there are filmmakers who are the builders of worlds. It’s not a long list and we know who a lot of them are. Starting with [Georges] Méliès and Disney and Kubrick, George Lucas.”

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Spielberg then proceeded to mention other respected directors such as Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and Guillermo del Toro, before affirming, “The list goes on but it’s not that long of a list, and I deeply, fervently believe that you are one of its newest members.”

“This is a desert-loving story, but for such a desert-loving film there is such a yearning for water in this movie,” Spielberg observed.

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“For all the sand you have in this film, it’s really about water. The sacred waters that are yearning for green meadows and the blue water of life. You film the desert to resemble an ocean, a sea. The sandworms were like sea serpents. And that scene surfing the sandworms is one of the greatest things I have ever seen. Ever! But you made the desert look like a liquid.”

Wrapping up their conversation, Spielberg praised Villeneuve, stating, “You have made one of the most brilliant science-fiction films I’ve ever seen.” In response, Villeneuve humbly replied, “Steven, you know you are my master, and that is a massive compliment coming from you, so I thank you.”