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.

Caption contributed by Ryan

HUD x-rays? It must be the future!

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.

Caption contributed by Ryan

At least the makeup guys got even for all the other crap he made them do.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

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