Denis Villeneuve Aimed For Dune To Be Approachable, Even If You Didn’t Read The Books

Denis Villeneuve Aimed For Dune To Be Approachable, Even If You Didn’t Read The Books

There’s a very good reason why Dune, one of the most influential sci-fi books of all time, has never had a great adaptation. Basically, it’s just a lot. The story is set across multiple planets; follows several families, factions, and belief systems; and is less about action than it is about persuasion — diplomacy or cunning is favoured over brute strength and violence. When filmmaker Denis Villeneuve sat down to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic for the 21st century, he knew he had several challenges, but making it accessible to a larger audience — so the film would make money — was the biggest one of all.

You Don’t Really Need To Upgrade To Windows 11, But It’s Good

You Don’t Really Need To Upgrade To Windows 11, But It’s Good

More than six years after the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is releasing the next big chapter in its ubiquitous OS this week. A recent survey suggests that more than 60% of people aren’t even aware that Windows 11 is coming out, which indicates there probably won’t be a mad rush to upgrade.