May 7, 2020
Dune (1984) (part 5 of 11)
They all head out in a ship, where there are more beauty shots of the desert (seriously, learn what to spend time on!), and Paul brings up the sandworms again. He can tell Kynes is hiding something about the relationship between the worms and the spice. And once again, we’ll never get a payoff to this.
Back at the palace, Yueh is x-raying some random dead body, where he finds a pen-shaped shadow. He thinks to himself, “My message. It’s here.” And apparently, we’re supposed to glean from this that Yueh is the mole that the Baron was talking about, even though the newbies will be lucky to even remember who Yueh is from his appearance in one scene half an hour ago.
Hawat comes in, and Yueh covers everything up.
Back to Paul (which emphasizes just how oddly placed that last scene was) as they arrive at the spice mine. Leto spots an approaching sandworm, and Kynes radios the mine, talking with a guy played by David Lynch himself.
This is definitely one of the weirder director cameos I’ve seen, as Lynch had only made two films before this, neither very big hits, and this was before the Internet, so very few people would know what he looked like anyway. But never let that get in the way of pretention, I guess.