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Sand in the Gears: A Gorgeous but Slow Trip to Dune

Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune. (Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures) Virtually all of Dune is scene-setting, world-building, setup. It may be the longest prologue ever made. Watching Denis Villeneuve’s film of Frank Herbert’s Dune filled me with admiration — not for Villeneuve or Herbert, but for George Lucas. Of the three big-name directors…