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Frank Herbert's Dune Movie Review Summary

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Arrakis is the only place where melange spice, the most valuable commodity in the Imperium, can be found. House Harkkonen has controlled Dune until now. The Emperor has commanded that House Atriedes assume the overseeing of Dune. Duke Leto Atreides (William Hurt) is the head of House Atriedes, and Paul (Alec Newman) is his son.
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Soon after the Atriedes landing on Dune, a traitor allows the Harkkonens to capture the Duke. Paul and his mother Jessica escape into the desert.

Deep in the desert, Paul and his mother come into the company of the Fremen, nomadic people native to Dune. Their legends speak of a man who will come with his Bene Gesserit mother and lead them to victory and prosperity. They believe Paul is that one, Mahdi, as they say.

Paul learns the ways of the Fremen and in time assumes leadership of them. They grow powerful enough to challenge not only Harkkonen, but also Imperial authority.
The review of this Movie prepared by Aaron Smith




Paul Atreides seeks to destroy the evil House Harkonnen to avenge his father's death, and becomes the fabled messiah of the desert-dwelling Fremen. William Hurt is excellent as Duke Leto Atreides.
The review of this Movie prepared by Artemis



Script Analysis of Frank Herbert's Dune

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   ruler Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   feelings growing up with special abilities

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind control    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Tone of movie    -   spiritual Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Kinds of F/X    -   exotic spaceships    -   exotic big cities    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   book

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