Watch the musicians of Dune perform “Paul’s Dream”
Wondering how the haunting soundtrack to “Dune,” designed by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, was created? The music producer – whose Oscar nomination for his work on “Dune” completes a dozen nods from the organization over more than three decades – shares a clip that gives insight into the task process.
On Monday, Zimmer took to Twitter to share a three-minute clip of the film’s musicians performing “Paul’s Dream” intercut with footage from the sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve.
A culminating track to “Dune,” the song features heavy percussion, powerful vocals, and atmospheric electric guitar.
“The band @DuneMovie brought the sounds of Arrakis to life in this performance of Paul’s Dream,” he wrote. “Isn’t it crazy how it all came together in person?! We hope you enjoy! #DuneMovie.
Along with a highly regarded nomination for Best Original Score, “Dune” is up for nine other awards, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay. A dream project for Villeneuve, the pic stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac.
Following rave reviews for breaking the ‘dune’ curse, the film was greenlit for a second installment, as Villeneuve’s adaptation covered the first half of Frank Herbert’s notoriously dense novel. “Dune: Part 2” is set to be released on October 20, 2023.
“Dune,” which is in theaters again and available to stream on HBO Max ahead of the Oscars, follows young Paul Atreides (Chalamet), the heir to a noble family who becomes vulnerable to an impending intergalactic war following their moving to the desert planet Arrakis. Amid rising tensions, Paul is plagued by mysterious premonitions that hint at his true destiny.