LB: Paul Krugman speaks ‘Of sandworms and social science’

pic from Warner Bros. & The New York Times

by Larry Brody

Paul Krugman isn’t someone whose name is associated with film/TV criticism, but he’s written a wonderful review of Dune calling it “…the Movie We Always Wanted” in the subscriber-only newsletter of none other than the illustrious New York Times that actually made Gwen and me ante up and watch the film.

Since the newsletter may not be accessible to all of you, I’ll quote the more salient points (defined as, “well, hey, they impressed me) here:

What makes “Dune” more than an ordinary space opera are two things: its subtlety and the richness of its world-building. read article