From Timothée Chalamet to Zendaya, including Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson or Jason Momoa, the cast of “Dune” is particularly impressive. But have you noticed the musical cameo by composer Hans Zimmer?
Composing Dune’s music was his dream. So much so that he had to refuse to sign Tenet’s soundtrack for Christopher Nolan. But Hans Zimmer didn’t do things by halves with the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel directed by Denis Villeneuve, since he also appears in it.
A very stealthy cameo, so much so that it took a bit of time for viewers to spot it. Just like the artist in special effects and sets Romain Houlès who, on Twitter, asked if it was he who was playing the bagpipe as he exited a ship at the start of the feature film. What several Internet users have confirmed.
A symbolic appearance for those who are not used to appearing on the screen. Because many have noted the use (surprising on paper, impressive in the film) of the bagpipe in the soundtrack. Seeing Hans Zimmer play it himself is thus almost metatextual, insofar as it refers to his off-camera work with this instrument. What if Dune hid more cameos?
“Dune”: the original soundtrack by Hans Zimmer