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Desert Planet

HBO Max original film Dune dropped last Thursday October 21, 2021.

#DuneMovie has been greenlit for a sequel / cost $165m.

rottentomatoes: 83%

metacritic: 74

imdb: 8.3

Paul Atreides, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Timothée Chalamet
Paul Atreides, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Timothée Chalamet

Paul Atreides

Warring crime families Atreides and Harkonnen battle over a resource-rich planet Arrakis.

Paul Atreides, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Timothée Chalamet

“Full dress? Military? Ceremonial. Why do we have to go through all this when it’s already been decided? Mm. Thank you. Mom, I just woke up. Give me the water. Almost? Mm-hmm. You look tired. No.” — Paul Atreides

“So, you’re going to Arrakis tomorrow. I’d like you to take me with you. Duncan. Can I trust you with something? I’ve been having dreams. About Arrakis and the Fremen. I saw you. With the Fremen. I saw you lying dead. Fallen in battle. I felt like if I had been there, you’d be alive/ You’re not taking me seriously. I did?” — Paul Atreides

“Father, I’d like to ask to join Duncan Idaho on his scout mission to Arrakis tomorrow. I’ve studied the Fremen language, I’d be an asset. I’ve been training my whole life. What is the point if I’m not allowed to face some actual risk? And grandfather fought bulls for sport! What danger? The Fremen? The desert? Mining spice, keeping the Fremen in their place? We’d be no better than the Harkonnens. What if I’m not, dad. the future of House Atreides. You never told me that.” — Paul Atreides

“I can tell it’s you by your footsteps, Gurney Halleck. I know the difference. Are you the new weapons master? I’ve had quite a day, Gurney. Give us a song instead. That’s rude. Old man. I guess I’m not in the mood today. Yeah. I have you. Will it be that bad? What’s wrong?” — Paul Atreides

“What is this? Why? How does she know about my dreams? And why is Dr. Yueh here? What’s happening? What are you saying? Who are you? You dismiss my mother in her own house. How dare you use the Voice on me? What’s in the box? Why are you doing this? What, because I’m a duke’s son? I had one tonight. A girl. On Arrakis. Many times. Not exactly.” — Paul Atreides

“What does it mean? That I could be The One? You steer the politics of the Imperium from the shadows. I know. The One? All part of a plan.” — Paul Atreides

“Thufir Hawat. Exciting, to say the least. They were pointing at us. What are they shouting? Planting superstitions. They see what they’ve been told to see.” — Paul Atreides

Duke Leto Atreides, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Timothée Chalamet

Duke Leto Atreides

“Smile, Gurney. How much will it cost them, travelling all this way for this formality?”

“We are House Atreides. There is no call we do not answer, there is no faith that we betray. The Emperor asks us to bring peace to Arrakis. House Atreides accepts. So, it’s done?”

“Out of the question. You’ll travel in a few weeks to Arrakis, like the rest of us. You know why, Paul. You’re the future of House Atreides. Yes. And look where that got him. I need you by my side. When we get to Arrakis, we’ll face enormous danger. Political danger. The Great Houses look to us for leadership, and this threatens the Emperor. By taking Arrakis from the Harkonnens and making it ours, he sets the stage for a war which would weaken both houses. But if we hold firm, and tap the true power of Arrakis, we could be stronger than ever. What does that mean? No. By making an alliance with the Fremen. That’s what I’ve sent Duncan Idaho to arrange. Here on Caladan, we’ve ruled by air power and sea power. On Arrakis, we need to cultivate desert power. I want you sitting on my council. Learn what I do. Not what? I told my father I didn’t want this either. I wanted to be a pilot. Your grandfather said, ‘a great man does not seek to lead. He’s called to it, and he answers.’ And if your answer is no… you’ll still be the only thing I ever needed you to be… my son. I found my own way to it. Maybe you’ll find yours. In their memory… give it a try.”

“How are you, old friend? Well, the Hand of God is wreaking havoc on our comms system. It’s so quiet. There’s the spaceport and that plume of dust there is the spice refinery. Our two most vulnerable points. I want you guarding them. If we can’t refine spice and ship it off-world, we’re dead here. What do they say about this hellhole again?”

Lady Jessica, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Rebecca Ferguson

Lady Jessica

“It’s good you’re up early. Your father wants you in full dress before the Emperor’s Herald arrives. Ceremony. If you want it, make me give it to you. Use the Voice. Almost. Bene Gesserit skills take years to learn, Paul. More dreams?”

“Paul, wake up. Get dressed and come with me. The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam is here. She was my teacher at the Bene Gesserit school. She’s now Truthsayer to the Emperor himself. She would like to meet you. She wants to know about your dreams. He only needs a moment.”

“Tell no one of this. Paul… remember your training. You must do everything the Reverend Mother tells you. I must not fear. I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings obliteration. And I’ll face my fear and I’ll permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past… I will turn the inner eye and see its path. And where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

“Did you have to go that far? Was I wrong? Do you see so little hope? You heard. The Bene Gesserit serve as powerful partners to the Great Houses, but there’s more to it. You don’t know everything. For thousands of years, we’ve been carefully crossing bloodlines to bring forth… a mind… powerful enough to bridge space and time. Past and future. Who can help us into a better future. We think he’s very close now. Some believe he’s here.”

“Lisan al-Gaib. ‘Voice from the Outer World.’ It’s their name for ‘messiah.’ It means the Bene Gesserit have been at work here. Preparing the way, Paul. These people have waited for centuries for the Lisan al-Gaib. They see you, they see the signs,”

Chani, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Zendaya


“My planet Arrakis is so beautiful when the sun is low. Rolling over the sands… you can see spice in the air. At nightfall, the spice harvesters land. The outsiders race against time to avoid the heat of the day. They ravage our lands in front of our eyes. Their cruelty to my people is all I’ve known. These outsiders, the Harkonnens, came long before I was born. By controlling spice production, they became obscenely rich. Richer than the Emperor himself. Our warriors couldn’t free Arrakis from the Harkonnens, but one day, by Imperial decree, they were gone. Why did the Emperor choose this path? And who will our next oppressors be?”


Duncan Idaho, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Jason Momoa

Duncan Idaho

“Stabilizers are too loose. We’ll dial it in. My boy. Hey. Hey. Paul, my boy. With the advance team. Yes, I’m going to Arrakis tomorrow with the advance team. You? Well, that’s too bad. ‘Cause no. Are you trying to get me court-martialed? Always. You know that. Okay. So? Ah. So, I do find them. There you go. That’s a good omen right there, right? Lanville? First off, I’m not gonna die. That’s why you want to come with me. Listen. Dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we’re awake. ‘Cause that’s when we make things happen. Look at you. Put on some muscle? No. Hey. See you on Arrakis, my boy.”

Gurney Halleck, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Josh Brolin

Gurney Halleck

“I am smiling.”

“Don’t stand with your back to the door. How many times do we have to tell you? Someone might imitate my stride. With Duncan Idaho gone, I must make do as best I can. Choose your blade. Come on. Ah, the slow blade penetrates the shield. Mood? What’s mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises, no matter the mood. Now fight! Come on! Aye. But look down, my lord. You’d have joined me in death. I see you found the mood. You don’t get it, do you? You don’t really understand the grave nature of what’s happening to us. For 80 years, Arrakis belonged to House Harkonnen. 80 years of owning the spice fields. Can you imagine the wealth? Your eyes. I need to see it in your eyes. You never met Harkonnens before, I have. They’re not human, they’re brutal! You have to be ready.”

“‘My lungs taste the air of Time, Blown past falling sand…’ Atreides!”

“The locals call the big one the Hand of God. Yeah. That’s what worries me, too. ‘To shower, you scrub your ass with sand,’ my lord.”

Reverend Mother Mohiam, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Charlotte Rampling

Reverend Mother

“Defiance in the eyes. Like his father. Leave us. Come here. Kneel. Put your right hand in the box. I hold at your neck Gom Jabbar. A poison needle. Instant death. The test is simple. Remove your hand from the box and you die. Pain. No need to call the guards. Your mother stands behind that door. No one would get past her. An animal caught in a trap will gnaw off its own leg to escape. What will you do? Silence. Enough. Like sifting sand through a screen, we sift people. If you had been unable to control your impulses, like an animal, we could not let you live. You inherit too much power. Because you are Jessica’s son. You have more than one birthright, boy. Jesssica? You’ve been training him in the Way. Tell me about these dreams. What did you see? Have you dreamt of her before? Do you often dream things that happen just as you dreamed them? Goodbye, young human. I hope you live.”

“You chose to train him in the Way, in defiance of our rule. He wields our power. He had to be tested to the limits. So much potential, wasted in a male. You were told to bear only daughters. But you, in your pride, thought you could produce the Kwisatz Haderach. You’re lucky he didn’t die in that room. If he is The One, he has a long way to go. His Sight is barely awakened, and now he goes into the fire. But our plans are measured in centuries. We have other prospects if he fails his promise. On Arrakis, we have done all we can for you. A path has been laid. Let’s hope he doesn’t squander it.”

Beast Rabban Harkonnen, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Dave Bautista

Beast Rabban Harkonnen

“Lord Baron. The last of our ships have left Arrakis. It’s done. Uncle, how can we let this happen? How can the Emperor take everything we’ve built and give it to that Duke. How? What does he mean?”

Vladimir Harkonnen, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, Stellan Skarsgård

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

“Rabban. Very good. When is a gift not a gift? The Atreides voice is rising, and the Emperor is a jealous man. A dangerous, jealous man.”

Piter De Vries, Dune, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, David Dastmalcgian

Piter De Vries

“Don’t be too sure it’s an act of love.”

Dr. Yueh

“Hello, young master. Your mother asked me to check your vitals. The Bene Gesserit say they serve the greater good… but, meaning no disrespect to your lady mother… they also serve their own designs. Go carefully. His heart is strong as ever, my lady.”

Thufir Hawat

“Three Guild Navigators. A total of 1.46 million, 62 solaris, round trip.”

“Young Master! How does it feel to walk on a new world? My lord. My advance team has secured the city. We’re still smoothing out a few rough spots. My lady. Don’t be fooled by the welcome. They follow their old master’s rules. Mandatory attendance. That’s Harkonnen love out there. Let’s get you out of the sun. The heat can kill in this place. We’re good to go.”

“Shield wall. Protects the city from the weather and the worms.”

Imperial Courier

“By the grace of Shaddam IV of House Corrino, ascendant to the Golden Lion Throne of Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe, I stand before you as Herald of the Change. We are witnessed by members of the Imperial Court, representatives of the Spacing Guild and a sister of the Bene Gesserit. The Emperor has spoken. ‘House Atreides shall immediately take control of Arrakis and serve as its steward.’ Do you accept?”

“Your seal. It’s done.”


“Extreme temperatures and treacherous weather events make life outside the cities of Arrakis truly hostile, with sandstorms powerful enough to cut through metal. Only the native tribes known as the Fremen have adapted well enough to survive. Preferring to inhabit the remotest regions of Arrakis, the Fremen share the deep desert with the giant sandworms known to the Fremen as Shai-Hulud. Long exposure to spice has given the tribe their characteristic blue eyes, the eyes of Ibad. Little else is known of the Fremen, except that they are dangerous and unreliable. Fremen attacks make spice harvesting extremely hazardous. For the Fremen, spice is the sacred hallucinogen which preserves life and brings enormous health benefits. For the Imperium, spice is used by the navigators of the Spacing Guild to find safe paths between the stars. Without spice, interstellar travel is impossible, making it by far the most valuable substance in the universe.”


“Atreides! Atreides! Atreides!”


“How was it? Thank you, my friend. Got it.”

“My lord. The sun’s getting too high. We need to seal the doors.”

Atreides Footman


Atreides Unit

“Atreides! Atreides! Atreides! Atreides! Atreides! Atreides! Atreides! Atreides!”


“Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib! Lisan al-Gaib!”


“Dreams are messages from the deep.”

A great man doesn’t seek to lead. He is called to it, and answers. — Leto Atreides

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