"the spice must flow"
last updated January 14th, 2005 and is permanently morphing...
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dune (d¡n, dy¡n)
A hill or ridge of wind-blown
[French, from Old French, from Middle
by Frank Herbert
another name for the planet Arrakis
other books in the _Dune Series_:
_Children of Dune_
_God Emperor of Dune_
film _Dune_ directed by David Lynch
Kyle McLachlan (_The Hidden_)
Sting (_Quadrophenia_ (vhs/ntsc))
track _Sting Cannot Possibly Be The Same Guy That
Was In The Police_ MP3 (160k)
by Atom & His Package off of _A Society Of People Named Elihu_ CD on
Patrick Stewart (_Excaliber_ (vhs/ntsc),
_Star Trek: TNG_)
Sean Young (_Blade
Witt's mother holds the world's record for the longest
hair of any human
604 track _Spice LSD_
by Double Impact
604 track _Rotorblade_ MP3
Reactor off of _Beyond The Infinite_ on Blue Room Released (1996)
sample - "some thoughts...have a certain sound..."
by Kyle McLachlan
track _Dancing Galaxy_ MP3
Projection off of _Dancing Galaxy_ 12"x2
sample - "spice creates life...spice is vital to
track _Dune Prophecy Theme_ MP3
neo electro track _Andreaen Sand Dunes_ MP3 (192k)
by Drexciya off of _Neptune's Lair_ on Tresor (1999)
- desert parties Dune I - IV
- video footage from "news" tabloid show _Hard Copy_
re: death at Dune IV (vhs/ntsc)
(1999) - footage spliced in with other random desert parties
- 604 track _Soundform_ by Astral Projection off of
_Dancing Galaxy_ 12"x2
- sample - "some thoughts, have a certain sound,
that being equivalent to a form..."
- 604 track _Sandworm Satisfaction_
by The Gnome Effect
- 604 release _Spice_ 12" by Zenglodon
on Baluns (2001)
- a1 _Melange_
- b1 _Precious Substance_ MP3
- trance track _Medusa_ MP3
- senegal afro pop track _Dune_ MP3 (192k)
by Wasis Diop off of _Hyenes_ on Verve (1993)
- progressive trance track _Aira Force
Remix)_ MP3 (192k)
- track _Walking On The Dune_
by The Make-Up off of _I Want Some_ on K (1999)
- lo fi track _Codes, Runes, Dunes_
by Portastatic off of _Rows Of Teeth_ compilation on Merge (1994)
- hip hop track _Dune Methane_
by Hieroglyphics off of _Third
Eye Vision_ on Black Music (1998)
- track _Raised on Arrakis_ by
Brain Cycle off of _Androidgeny_ mixtape x2
by Darcy (1995)
- trance track _Psionics
(Arrakis Remix)_ MP3
on Fluid (1998)
- progressive trance track _Aira Force
Mix)_ MP3 (192k)
by Arrakis off of Aira Force_ 12" on Devolution #004 (2001)
"Mind at its beginning. Awakening
of your True
Self. I felt I had been plunged into a magic universe. My awareness was a circle
and then a globe. Arbitrary forms became transient.
The table was not a table. Then I fell into a trance
- everything around me had a shimmering quality. Nothing was real. This passed
and I felt I had lost the one reality.
My table was a table once more."
- Duncan Idaho in _Dune_
to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit.
This is the fine point upon which all the legal professions of history have
based their job security."
- Bene Gesserit Coda.
The music of a civilization
has far-reaching consequences on consciousness and, thus, influences the
basic nature of a society. Music and its rhythms divert and compel the
awareness, describing the limits within which a consciousness, thus fascinated,
may operate. Control the music, then, and you own a powerful tool with
which to shape the society.
- The Dosadi Analysis,
BuSab documents. By Frank Herbert.
The interesting thing about
such dunes is that they bear a resemblance to the forcethat
created them, wind. It is as if each grain of sand were a bit inside
of a natural computer. The wind is the input that arranges the grains
of sand so that they become a lower-dimensional
template of a higher-dimensional phenomenon, in this case the wind.
There is nothing magical
about this, and it does not seem mysterious to us: wind, a pressure
that is variable over time,
creates a rippled dune, which is a structure regularly variable in space.
In my thinking, the genes of organisms are grains of sand arranged by the
ebb and flow
of the winds of time. Naturally, then, organisms bear the imprint
of the inherent variables in the temporal medium in which they arose. DNA
is the blank slate upon which the changing temporal variables have had
their sequence and relative differences recorded. Any technique that
saw into the energetic relationships within a living organism, such as
yoga or the use of psychedelic
plants, would also give a deep insight concerning the variable nature of
time. The King Wen sequence of the I
Ching is the product of this kind of insight. Human culture is a curve
of expanding potentiality. In our own tormented century it has reached
vertical gain. Human beings threaten every species on the planet.
We have stockpiled radioactive materials everywhere, and every species
on earth can feel this. The planet when viewed as a sentient entity
can react to this kind of pressure. It is three billion years old,
and it has many options.
McKenna - _True Hallucinations_
In the Dune books, Ix is
the 9th planet from its sun
(hence the name), and the technological center of the known universe. All
computers (thinking machines) were destroyed in a jihad, and Ix tries to
come as close to building them as the can. They do stuff like cloning,
raising the (select) dead, building artificial limbs (and eyes) and making
provided by Howard W. Campbell, Jr.
suffers from too much analysis.
- Ancient Fremen Saying
- _Dune Messiah_
cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move
with the flow
of the process, must join it and flow with it.
- Duke Leto Atreides
Scott worked on bringing the film to the screen, but was unsuccessful.
H.R. Giger (who worked with Scott on _Alien_
was hired as a production designer. An earlier attempt at filming the movie
in the 70s never got off the ground, but would have featured designs by
Jean Giraud and H. R. Giger, a soundtrack by Pink
Floyd, and Salvador Dali as Emperor Shaddam IV.
- Director David
Lynch and producer Raffaella De Laurentiis arranged a screen test in
New York with Sean Young for the role of Chani. Young's agent
never told Young about the meeting, and she was in fact booked on
a flight that evening to Los Angeles. Lynch and De Laurentiis
missed their flight back to Los
Angeles, and ended up catching the same plane as Young.
During the flight, De Laurentiis noticed Young and told Lynch "I
bet that girl's an actress." A stewardess told the pair that
her name was Sean Young, and De Laurentiis confronted Young about
standing her and Lynch up. The misunderstanding sorted out, the three
ended up drinking champagne and reading the script together.
The inspiration for the design of the stillsuits was
the medical textbook _Gray's Anatomy_.
Director and writer Don Coscarelli is a big fan of Frank Herbert. There
is a bar named "Dune" in one scene. There are also other, non-hidden references
Once scene called for Duke Leto (Jurgen Prochnow)
to be strapped to a black stretcher and drugged. During one take,
a high- powered bulb positioned above Prochnow exploded due to heat, raining
down molten glass. Remarkably, Prochow was able to free himself
from the stretcher, moments before before glass fused itself to the
place he had been strapped. During the filming of the dream
sequence, the Baron (Kenneth McMillan approached Leto, who had special
apparatus attached to his face so that green
smoke would emerge from his cheek when the Baron scratched it. Although
thoroughly tested, the smoke gave Prochnow first and second degree
burns on his cheek. This sequence appears on film in the released
The tendons visible when Paul hooks the worm were
made from condoms.
Two hundred workers spent two months hand-clearing
three square miles of Mexican desert for location shooting.
Some special effects scenes were filmed with over
a million watts of lighting, drawing 11,000 amps.
There are rumor of a 6-hour long director's cut, but
there has never been any concrete proof of it being released. A book
by Frank Herbert himself claims that 12 hours of footage was filmed.
They cut it to 6, considered releasing it as a mini-series, but decided
to cut it down to 2 and released it theatrically.
Some scenes were filmed in the same location and at
the same time as scenes from _Conan the Destroyer_ (1984).
David Lynch: disowned the television cut.
DIRCAMEO(David Lynch): A radio operator on the mining
ship that Paul and Duke Leto Atreides rescue from a sandworm.