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dune (d¡n, dy¡n) noun
A hill or ridge of wind-blown
[French, from Old French, from
Middle Dutch dúne.]
book _Dune_ by Frank Herbert
another name for the planet Arrakis
other books in the _Dune Series_:
_Children of Dune_
_God Emperor of Dune_
_Heretics 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 Mountain (1997)
- Patrick Stewart (_Excaliber_ (vhs/ntsc), _Star Trek: TNG_)
- Sean Young (_Blade Runner_ (vhs/ntsc))
- Alicia Witt
- Witt's mother holds the world's record for
the longest hair of any human
- 604 track _Spice LSD_ MP3 (160k) by Double
- 604 track _Rotorblade_ MP3 by Juno
Reactor off of _Beyond The Infinite_ on Blue Room Released
- sample - "some thoughts...have a certain
sound..." by Kyle McLachlan
- 604 track _Dancing Galaxy_ MP3 by Astral Projection off
of _Dancing Galaxy_ 12"x2 on Transient
- sample - "spice creates life...spice is
vital to space travel..."
- track _Dune Prophecy Theme_ MP3 by Brian
- neo electro track _Andreaen Sand Dunes_ MP3
(192k) by Drexciya off of _Neptune's Lair_ on
- 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 on Transient
- sample - "some thoughts, have a certain
sound, that being equivalent to a form..."
- 604 track _Sandworm
Satisfaction_ MP3 by The Gnome Effect
- 604 release _Spice_ 12"
by Zenglodon on Baluns (2001)
- a1 _Melange_
- b1 _Precious Substance_
MP3 (192k) (truncated 6:21)
- trance track _Medusa_ MP3 by Arrakis
- senegal afro pop track _Dune_ MP3
(192k) by Wasis Diop off of _Hyenes_ on Verve
- progressive trance track
_Aira Force (Lemon 8 Remix)_ MP3 (192k) by Arrakis
- track _Walking On The
Dune_ MP3 by The Make-Up off of _I Want Some_ on K
- lo fi track _Codes,
Runes, Dunes_ MP3 by Portastatic off of _Rows Of Teeth_
compilation on Merge (1994)
- hip hop track _Dune
Methane_ MP3 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
- trance track _Psionics (Arrakis
Remix)_ MP3 by Mana on Fluid (1998)
- progressive trance track _Aira Force
(Lemon 8 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
- The Dosadi Analysis,
BuSab documents. By Frank Herbert.
The interesting thing about such dunes is that they bear a resemblance
to the force that created them, wind. It is as
if each grain of sand were a bit inside the memory
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 weapons.
by Howard W. Campbell, Jr.
Truth suffers from too much
- Ancient Fremen Saying
- _Dune Messiah_
A process 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 -
_Jodorowsky's Dune_ (avi) is a 2013
American-French documentary film directed by Frank Pavich. The film
explores cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's unsuccessful attempt to
adapt and film Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel _Dune_ in the
In 1973 film producer Arthur P.
Jacobs optioned the film rights to Dune but died before a film could be
developed. The option was taken over two years later by director Alejandro
Jodorowsky, who (along with producer Michel Seydoux) proceeded to
approach, among others, Virgin Records with the prog rock groups Tangerine Dream,
Gong and Mike
Oldfield before settling on Pink Floyd and Magma for some of the music;
artists H. R. Giger, Chris Foss and Jean Giraud for set and character
design; Dan O'Bannon for special effects; and Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles,
Gloria Swanson, David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Udo Kier, Amanda Lear and
others for the cast. Jodorowsky intended for his son Brontis, 12 years old at the
start of pre-production, to star as Paul Atreides.
Herbert traveled to Europe in 1976 to find
that $2 million of the $9.5-million budget had already been spent in
pre-production and that Jodorowsky's script would result in a 14-hour
film ("It was the size of a phone
book", Herbert later recalled). Jodorowsky took creative liberties with
the source material, but Herbert said that he and Jodorowsky had an
amicable relationship. The project ultimately stalled for financial
reasons. The film rights lapsed in 1982, when they were purchased by
Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis, who eventually released the 1984
film Dune, directed by David Lynch.
- series _Russian Dolls_ (avi) -
Season 1 Episode 2 - the password to the basement room under the bar
is "Jodorowsky's Dune"
- Ridley Scott
worked on bringing the film to the screen, but was
unsuccessful. H.R. Giger (who
worked with Scott on _Alien_ (1979)) 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.
- synchronicity -
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.
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- The inspiration for the design of the
stillsuits was the medical textbook _Gray's Anatomy_.
- film _Phantasm_(vhs/ntsc): 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 scattered throughout.
- One 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 version.
- 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
- 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_
- 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.