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This Is The Glossary That Was Given To Audiences Of David Lynch's Dune

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Lots of books come with supplemental glossaries, maps, and appendices – but movies? Movies tend to be self-contained. Not so with David Lynch's cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.

This interesting bit of movie memorabilia popped up on imgur yesterday, with the following caption:

I went to see David Lynch's Dune in the theater in 1984. As we entered, we were giveen a glossary of Dune terms with our tickets. I understand this is not a common piece of movie ephemera, so I thought you might like to see it.


A little digging turned up a scan of the sheet's backside, and a cleaner version of the obverse:


The story goes that Universal was so nervous about the film's impenetrability that they decided to create this crib sheet, "in an attempt to give theater goers a crash course" on the expansive Dune universe. How the studio expected audiences to stop and reference the sheet while the movie continued apace – and in a dimly lit theater, no less – is not clear.