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Dune - Cut Scene - Paul dreams of his terrible purpose
January 3, 2011
Paul (Kyle MacLachlan) dreams of his terrible purpose in Harah's room at Sietch Tabr. As scripted this scene would have been intercut with visions of Caladan, the desert and the blood ocean.
See scenes 183 and 185 of the Sixth Draft of Dune.
The full 6th draft script of Dune is available from www.duneinfo.com
183. INT. HARAH'S ROOM - SIETCH TABR - NIGHT
Paul lies asleep in a small bed surrounded by a gauze insect net.
Harah and her two boys sleep in the background. It is very dark and
quiet. We move very close to his face.
(whispering in sleep)
Turn you into killing machines... turn you
into killing machines... NO.... NO!!
184. INT. ROCK LEDGE - SIETCH TABR - NIGHT
Paul sees a burning broken shape float toward him over undulating
dunes. In the shape is the dark face of Reverend Mother Ramallo. She
speaks as she moves slowly by -- burning and smoking.
REVEREND MOTHER RAMALLO
The Jihad... which will cleanse the Universe
and bring us out of darkness.
Suddenly Paul sees into another shape.
184A. EXT. CLIFF WALL - CALADAN - DAY
He sees the Atreides banner flapping viciously.
Suddenly the banner starts turning red with moist blood until it
reaches a point of saturation. Then the flapping banner spits forth
droplets of blood...
184B. EXT. DESERT - DAY
...which begin to HOWL like the wind and fly across and spatter
against the dunes. Thousands and thousands of droplets hit until they
turn the dunes completely red.
184C. EXT. THE BLOOD OCEAN
They begin to undulate like a huge red blood ocean. WIND begins to
howl and the howling wind seems to scream and it seems to scream
185. INT. HARAH'S ROOM - SIETCH TABR - NIGHT
Paul's eyes snap open with fear. He fights for breath.
My terrible purpose!... The Holy War -- the