The Dune Glossary Sheet That Was Given To Moviegoers in 1984!

I have lots of great memories of watching David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved Sci-Fi classic, Dune. I can vividly recall how entranced I was by the beginning of the film with the Princess Irulan (Virginia Madsen) giving a little backstory in the attempt to get viewers up to seed before the film started proper. I also can remember how 100% confused and miserable my Father was with the film, I mean he flat out left the auditorium numerous times to just walk around the lobby.

My love for this film is still a bone of contention in my household.

What I do NOT recall however is being handed a glossary when entering the Razorback Theater…though when the Retroist sent me this IMGUR link…I admit it stirred some memories, I think that might have been taped to the box office window. Of course we saw it on a Saturday after it opened so perhaps they had handed them all out at that point?

Images courtesy of IMGUR.
Images courtesy of IMGUR.

Dune Terminology B - IMGUR
Dune Terminology C - IMGUR
Dune Terminology D - IMGUR

I certainly wish I would have gotten one of those papers back in the day but to be honest I doubt it would have survived in such good condition in my house. While we are talking about Dune why not take about six minutes and watch this behind the scenes Super 8 film narrated by Sean Young? You’ll see Sting eating, Max Von Sydow eating, Patrick Stewart with crazy long hair, a sleepy Kyle MacLachlan, a peppy Sean Young, and a slightly nervous David Lynch and so much more!

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