Cinema & the Arts as Sermons: DUNE Villeneuve's Inspirations/Interpretation (Part 3)

God makes his presence known in many different ways.

As the ultimate creator from whom all imagination can be traced we as his image bearers create and we create through the gifts given to each of us. The gift of quiet prayer and wisdom is no less than the gift of visual imagination and technical creativity we have access to in our current age. It is worth noting and celebrating theses leap of human imagination as we honor our Lord from whom all creativity ultimately comes. - Andy


This is Part 3 of a series on Dune (2021)

Video from Secrets of Dune

TO ‘DUNE’ AND BEYOND: THE INTERSTELLAR HYPER-REALISM OF WOJCIECH SIUDMAK

Polish artist Wojciech Siudmak‘s contributions to the world of science fiction and fantasy art are as vast as the space that is inhabited by our solar system and beyond. Though it is easy to classify Siudmak as a surrealist, the artist himself prefers to operate under the banner of “fantastic hyper-realism” which is also a more than accurate way to describe Siudmak’s stellar work.

In his bio, Siudmak does align himself with surrealist Salvador Dali as it pertains the incorporation of 3-D images in his paintings. Born in Wieluń, Poland in 1942, Siudmak soon moved to France in the mid-60s where he still resides today. In his late 20s and 30s, Siudmak got work along with a small group of like-minded artists whose work was used by certain publishers of science fiction/fantasy books and magazines. Widely considered one of the most significant contributors to the realm of fantastic realism, Siudmak is admired by people and art scholars around the world. Here are a few words from one of the masters of Italian cinema, the great Federico Fellini on Siudmak’s remarkable talent:

“What boundless fantasy and what prodigious ability to make it come true. An almost unbelievable talent, more gifted and infinite of the one who guides, expresses himself and invents our richest dreams..." from the article: TO ‘DUNE’ AND BEYOND: THE INTERSTELLAR HYPER-REALISM OF WOJCIECH SIUDMAK


Video from Nerdist


"The Sleeper has awoken! Join Dune superfan Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) as he sits down with director Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and Sharon Duncan Brewster to discuss their ambitious cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic." from video introduction



Video from Steam Wars

Part 1

"Dune (2021)" Making Of | Behind The Scenes | On Set Bloopers | On Set Stunt Rehearsal | Featurette - Hinter den Kulissen | On Set Interview With Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya & Jason Mamoa | Peacock | Warner Bros. | ̲A̲̲b̲̲o̲̲n̲̲n̲̲i̲̲e̲̲r̲̲e̲̲n̲ ➢ http://bit.ly/2ncNY5W (OT: DUNE)" from video introduction.


Making of Dune Part 2

Video from Steam Wars


"Dune (2021)" Making Of | Behind The Scenes | On Set Bloopers | On Set Stunt Rehearsal | Featurette - Hinter den Kulissen | On Set Interview With Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya & Jason Mamoa | Peacock | Warner Bros. " from video introduction.


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