Top SFX shots No.43: Dune
Scaling sand is easier than scaling water, but even so this is an incredibly ambitious shot for the pre-CGI era. Part of the charm of the shot is Carlo Rambaldi's tripartite worm, which raises up its prey like a Venus flytrap before clamping down on it. Barry Nolan and Van Der Veer studios were in the firing line when much of the worm SFX was criticised on first release, but this shot would be ambitious even for current computer technology. Find out more about the worm SFX here.