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  1. Allllll right But I can imagine it's something along this line... isn't it always Be fair; no one can learn every language... I studied Latin at school, rather than French
  2. Could you summarize or give some context? :-) I unfortunately don't understand French
  3. Well, I can try to give a little more background which might help to address some of your concerns. In the novel: Caladan of course has a local population. They grow a kind of rice and export it. Caladan is considered a minor planet, but Duke Leto is well liked by the members of the Landsraad, the council of the great houses. By marrying one of the emperor's daughters (there are no sons), Leto could become very powerful... which the emperor wants to prevent. Arrakis has several cities. The Harkonnen ruled from a larger one, Carthag, which seemed too difficult to defend in Leto's advisors' opinion. The shields everyone uses render projectile weapons useless, only a slow blade or similar devices can penetrate them. Laser guns actually cause a minor nuclear blast when they hit a shield, which is why the imperial soldiers would be very careful where to use them... and certainly not against Duncan's ornithopter, which clearly had a shield. Dr. Yueh was on the Duke's innermost council; it was considered impossible to break his conditioned loyalty. That is why he was able to shut down the shield. The Atreides forces were stationed everywhere in the high surrounding cliffs and mountains, but the Harkonnens use an ancient, almost forgotten weapon against them, artillery. That way they cause rock slides and trap many of the atreides soldiers. Oh, and the Atreides were very aware that the odds were not in their favor, so they attempted to form an alliance with both the Fremen (as potential fighters for their cause) and the local smugglers (in order to secure a way to leave the planet in case things got really bad)
  4. Gurney was tasked to negotiate with the smugglers on Dune in the novel if I recall correctly. In any case, he escaped the attack on Arrakeen and joined a smuggler group which later encounters Paul's Fremen... Gurney then joins Paul's forces
  5. Finally got my CD. Music Box Records was on vacation, apparently :-/ Anyway, what a wonderful album. I don't think any other soundtrack suffered more from Varese's 30 minute policy of the 90s. Almost all the highlights were missing, and even those that made it on the original soundtrack album were horribly truncated. So many great cues on the new album; I especially love the first half hour. "Helicopter Ride" was one of my grails, and it doesn't disappoint. But even some of the action stuff later on is great; "The Earthquake" is my favorite in that regard so far.
  6. All the major action cues I can remember are on the album, actually. Most of the grating action stuff from the skecthbook was thankfully absent from the movie. For some reason I can't find it on Amazon.de. Why should they not sell the album? And, will there actually be another soundtrack release for a major motion picture on CD anytime soon (speaking about Germany)? I hate to be forced to buy all this stuff via download lately.
  7. I must admit I, too, have a hard time telling apart some of the Marvel movies in my memory.
  8. I think you overestimate the amount of action in this movie. ;-)
  9. In a way... walking towards the mountains
  10. Since it was asked, the film ends actually quite early in the novel's storyline; shortly after the fight with Jamis, on the way to Sietch Tabr
  11. That's probably best addressed in the "spoiler-allowed" thread
  12. I also managed to watch it yesterday... one day before the official German release date even (I was so hyped!). I must say I really enjoyed it (though I missed a couple of scenes from the novel I would have expected to appear given the really long runtime). There were many little background details from the novel, often not even mentioned or explained, so some good fan service. The music was also better than expected; it's not really a scene-specific score, but no one would have expected that anyway. After 2,5 hours the score began to reach overkill levels in my opinion, but I'm looking forward to the motion picture soundtrack release nonetheless.
  13. Sorry if this has been discussed before, but did anyone of you experience lots of clipping in Stormtrooper Karaoke? I bought the Album at Amazon (they charge much more in Germany than in the US, it seems); everything else sounds great, but this one track is really intolerable. Fortunately not one of the many great actual score cues.... so far. Just listening for the first time.
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