On this episode of The Hollywood Outsider podcast, Dune and the concept of cliffhangers in film. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is truly only half of the story as the film builds right up to an understated cliffhanger, therefore the majority of this film is setting up the characters and the story for what’s to come. Villeneuve has a plethora of talent to pluck from, as there is not an actor present not bringing their A-game to the occasionally confounding vernacular inherent to this world. Visually stunning, but is it a great film? Take a listen as we dissect the overall film, as well as debate the concept of ending your film on a bonafide cliffhanger.

Also this week: we discuss the recent walkout in response to Dave Chappelle's Netflix special, The Closer, and the absolute tragedy that took place on the set of the independent film, RUST, where a senseless accident claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 7:42) Opening | Sequels and Remakes since the 90s
  • (7:43 – 31:51) Rust Tragedy | Netflix's Dave Chappelle Walkout
  • (31:52 - 54:34) Dune Review
  • (54:35 - 1:08:30) From the Outside In: Cliffhangers in Movies
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