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David Lynch's Dune 2-Disc SE in UK..what about R1???

David Lynch's Dune 2-Disc SE in UK..what about R1???

 
Old 01-29-04, 02:15 PM
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I thought I also remember reading somewhere that Virginia Madsen's character; Princess Irulan had a much prominent role in the early drafts of the film (script and rough cut form) but that Lynch pretty much left her on the cutting room floor.
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Old 01-30-04, 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by Giles
I thought I also remember reading somewhere that Virginia Madsen's character; Princess Irulan had a much prominent role in the early drafts of the film (script and rough cut form) but that Lynch pretty much left her on the cutting room floor.
I've read the script, and I'd have to say not really. In fact, she probably has a more prominent role in the theatrical cut because she delivers the voice-over for the entire film, all of which was a last-minute addition not in the script.

Irulan does have a large part in the novel, and in the last scene Paul marries her (keeping Chani as a concubine) in order to make official his control of the universe. The script ended the same way, playing up her position a little bit, but they cut around it in the theatrical cut. I don't think there was much more of her character in the rest of the script, though.
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Irulan does have a large part in the novel, and in the last scene (snip)
Thank you for assuming that everyone reading this thread either has read the novel already, or never intends to...
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Old 02-02-04, 09:39 AM
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Thank you for assuming that everyone reading this thread either has read the novel already, or never intends to...
Oh, give me a break. The book was written almost 40 years ago.

I am assuming that the people reading this thread have at least seen the movie. Pointing out a difference between the book and the movie is not a spoiler.
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Oh, give me a break. The book was written almost 40 years ago.
I wasn't alive for 23 of those years. More to the point, I have a big list of fairly long series of books that I want to read, and Dune is pretty low down on it. I plan on reading it eventually, and I don't appreciate knowing about something that happens at the end and sounds fairly major.

I am assuming that the people reading this thread have at least seen the movie. Pointing out a difference between the book and the movie is not a spoiler.
Sure it is. It's fair enough to assume that the people reading this thread have seen the movie... but this was very specifically a detail about something other than the movie. Not only that, but it's a plot detail regarding something that happens right at the end - in what sense is it not a spoiler?

I may have been a little sarcastic, but I didn't launch an angry tirade at you... It doesn't bother me that much. All the same, this message board has the facility for you to use spoiler tags - would it really have inconvenienced you to use them for something that, no offence, is obviously a spoiler?
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It's not a spoiler. Let it go.
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It is a spoiler though. It's information (significant or otherwise) about the plot at the end of a book I haven't read yet. It's practically the textbook definition of a spoiler.

So I'll continue to feel mildly annoyed about your unmarked spoiler for a book I plan on reading in the near future, and confused as to why you insist that it wasn't a spoiler at all.
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