Letís not talk about Dune the movie, letís talk about Dune the language ďspicer upperĒ. A typical exchange between two people

Q: Gee, I wonder what I should have with my Mexican-style dinner?
Q: Oh boy, what about some margaritas?
A: Good idea.
A: Yes.
Now, hereís the same exchange, after Dune-hancement
Q: Whatís in the box?
A: A blender.
Q: Whatís in the blender?
A: Margaritas! [Mar-gah-ree-tahs]

Examples of other Dunehanced phrases: “That would suck” becomes “That would be bad for spice production.” For those of you who donít like tailgaters, “Why are you riding me? Can you not see the red light directly in front of us?” would be “The slow bullet penetrates the shield, asshole.” And finally, “Hello” would be “I WILL kill you.” But seriously, this movie is so unbelievably good. The first time you watch it, you may be a either overwhelmed by its complexity or concerned by its over-the-top ness. Toto? Just watch it a few more times, and you will soon see. Toto? Itís artistic vision alone combined with moments of pure poetry in the screenplay are enough to make this one of the few good things to come out of the 80ís. Ahh, Toto.

Funniest look ever is when Huey says “You think youíve defeated me. You think I donít know what Iíve done for my wife.” The look on Pieter Devriesí face is priceless. Because heís just as confused as we are watching this film! Another time is when paul says “Aleia keeps pace with the storm”, and Patrick Stewart and the other guy just look at each other with this dumbfounded expression. They obviously have no idea what Paul is talking about. But they believe. Now why canít you people do the same?

Candidates for most random, strange reference in a film: “What do you call the mouse shadow on the second moon?” and from Blade Runner, “Iíve seen c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tenhauser gate.” Ahh, fiction.




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