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For questions about part one of Denis Villeneuve's 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune".

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Why did Paul, not his mother, fight in the final scene of 'Dune'?

I recently watched "Dune" and was intrigued by the final scene where Paul, instead of his mother, Lady Jessica, accepts the challenge of fighting Jamis. This scene raised several questions ...
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Why are the Bene Gesserit feared and revered?

I've been delving into the "Dune" movie and am particularly intrigued by the depiction of the Bene Gesserit. This group seems to be both revered and feared in the universe of "Dune.&...
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What Language Do the Fremen Speak Upon First Seeing Paul in the Dune Movie?

In the movie adaptation of Dune, there is a specific scene where the Fremen encounter Paul Atreides for the first time. During this encounter, the Fremen characters speak a language that is not ...
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Why no-one appears to be using personal shields during the ambush scene between Fremen and the Sardaukar?

in Dune, the Sardaukar try to sneak in and attack Paul and Lady Jessica, but after they land and before they enter a gate, they are ambushed by a group of Fremen emerging from beneath the sand. During ...
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What is this technique called, of eerily blinking one eye then the other? Or is it just an actor's improvisation?

In the movie, Dune, When Piter De Vries meets a Sardaukar commander, requesting troops. There is a very eye-catching moment when he blinks one eye before the other eye. This funny eye moment reminds ...
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Are people standing behind the royal messenger deformed from consuming spice?

As we can see from this picture, everyone standing behind the royal messenger has their faces covered one way or another. The lady with hood is from the sisterhood; I am wondering if everyone else has ...
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What is behind the Duke's ear when he looks back at Paul right before applying seal to accept emperor's request to rule?

In 2021 Dune movie at the 10:11 mark, the Duke looks back at Paul and has something gold looking under his ear stuck to his skin. What is it?
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A question about the emperor in Dune

Why did the emperor in Dune send Paul and his family to Arrakis? Did he want the family to be murdered? If so, why didn't he just murder them on their own planet?
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Why did Baron Harkonnen ask this question?

In Dune the Baron kills Dr. Yeuh, who betrayed Duke Leto's family: Baron Harkonnen: I said I'd set her free. That you could join her. So, join her. He then turns his attention to motionless Duke ...
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"Dreams are messages from the deep."

In the film Dune (2021), why was this line, "Dreams are messages from the deep." spoken in an alien voice/language? This entire film felt like a dream. What does it mean?
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Why didn't Paul cry?

Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune is unquestionably fantastic, and shows deep respect to the source material. With the necessary changes to transform even half of that beast of a tome into a movie,...
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What is “Dune” as referred to by the Baron

Why does Baron use the word “Dune” in Dune (2021) movie when referring to controlling Arrakis. My desert. My Arrakis. My Dune. I’m assuming Dune is more than a reference to sand dunes.
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Why are the Fremen staggered that Paul gives his water to the dead?

I’ve read the book as well and I don’t remember it answered there. Clearly, the Fremen would greatly appreciate one of them to cry tears if someone died because they are used to economize water but ...
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Who are those dead people from whom blood is collected and painted onto kneeling Sardaukar?

In the movie, Dune, we see a large group of Sardaukar soldiers anticipate a battle ritual, where priests collect blood from crucified dead people and paint blood onto Sardaukar foreheads. Who are ...
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Why don't soldiers use guns in Dune 2021?

In the movie Dune, we can see: Paul trains himself fighting with a dagger House of Atredies soldiers fighting with swords during a bombardment from outer-space House of Atredies guards fighting with ...
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Isn't Arrakis supposed to be hot?

In the movie Dune, there is a lot of emphasis on how dry and sandy Arrakis is. However, isn't Arrakis supposed to be very hot? I mean, this is the main reason the Freman supposedly prefer to move ...
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Does the Dune movie from 2021 assume any prior knowledge?

Is it a problem to have little to no knowledge about the Dune universe before watching the new movie? Is it helpful to have read the books or watched any prior adaption to fully understand the plot?
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