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What is the inspiration behind the Weirding Module in Dune (1984)?

In the David Lynch version of Dune (1984), he added a weapon that amplified sound into a concussive blast called a Weirding Module. Is there anything discussing why he thought this necessary to his ...
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Are 'atomics' atomic bombs?

When Paul and the Fremen use something called Atomics to breach the shield wall- were they using atomic/nuclear weapons as we understand them?
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In Dune, how is the spice mélange used for space travel?

I've read parts of the book and seen both David Lynch's and Denis Villeneuve's films, but I've not seen a concrete description of how exactly mélange enables space travel. The David Lynch film ...
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What did Herbert think of David Lynch's Dune?

In a discussion thread on reddit, one post claimed that Frank Herbert liked David Lynch's adaptation of his novel (until then I was under the impression Herbert never lived to see it, but I digress)- ...
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Where was the missing spice harvester carryall?

In a scene in David Lynch's Dune, Duke Leto and Paul take an aircraft to observe a spice harvester in action. When a sandworm is en-route to attack the harvester, Duke Leto takes his aircraft down to ...
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Dune Film Deleted Ending Scene

In the 1984 David Lynch film adaption of Dune, I remember seeing a video clip of Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam saying to Paul, "You cannot loose these people upon the universe!" She said this at ...
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Why does Duke Leto have a pug?

In the 1984 Dune film adaptation, Duke Leto Atreides possesses a pug (a dog) that appears in several scenes. At one point, Gurney Halleck, as portrayed by Patrick Stewart carries it into battle. I don'...
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What is the most complete version of David Lynch's Dune film?

The 1984 "Dune" film by David Lynch is said to have multiple cuts, many of which add back deleted scenes that weren't in the theatrical release. Altogether, I think the "complete" film would be ...
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How do I get a copy of the extended version of the Dune movie?

So I have heard that there is a longer version of Dune - specifically, the 1984 David Lynch Dune - included some scenes that were edited out (roughly 2 scenes for each character were cut). How can I ...
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How did the Bene Gesserit reach Jessica and the Fremen unnoticed?

In the 1984 film version of Dune, as the Reverend Mother is dying, the Bene Gesserit finds Jessica with the Fremen and gets her to drink the water of life. How did they reach Arrakis, track her down ...
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What is the cause of Baron Harkonnen's pustules in 'Dune' (1984)?

In David Lynch's 1984 Dune film, the Baron Harkonnen's face is covered with pustules that his private physician attends to frequently. This concept was continued in the game Dune 2000, which based its ...
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List of Weirding Words for the Weirding Module in Dune?

Is there a comprehensive list of Weirding words to be used with the Weirding Module in the Dune universe? There are several obviously pronounced in the original movie. In the movie, Mua-Dib is a '...
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Why are the Bene Gesserit tonsured/bald in the movie?

The opening paragraphs of Dune explicitly state that the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother has a full head of hair: The old woman was let in by the side door down the vaulted passage by Paul’s room and ...
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