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Dune - Deleted Scene - Shadout Mapes tests Jessica
January 3, 2011
The first part of this scene appears in the Extended Version, but is cut short, this segment completes the whole scene which features Lady Jessica (Francesca Annis) and Shadout Mapes (Linda Hunt).
See scene 92 of the Sixth Draft and Seventh Draft of Dune.
The full 6th & 7th draft scripts of Dune are available from www.duneinfo.com
Please note that the voice over (inner voices) parts of this scene are missing, and possibly never recorded.
92. INT. JESSICA'S CHAMBER - ARRAKEEN PALACE - DAY
Slowly Mapes reaches into her dress and brings out a sheathed knife.
She unsheathes it.
Do you know this my lady?
It could only be one thing....
It's a crysknife.
Say it not lightly...
Do you know its meaning?
Here is why this Fremen has taken service
with me, to ask that one question. Delay is
as dangerous as the wrong answer. Shadout
is Chakobsa... knife, in Chakobsa is...
maker of death.
It's a maker...
Mapes SCREAMS with elation and grief.
Maker?... Maker... Maker is the key word...
That was close...
Did you think that I, knowing the mysteries
of the Great Mother, would not know the
My lady, when one has lived with prophecy
for so long, the moment of revelation is a
Mapes sheathes the blade... slowly
There's more here... yes!
Mapes, you've sheathed that blade unblooded.
With a GASP Mapes drops the knife into Jessica's hands and opens her
Take the water of my life!
Jessica withdraws the knife from the sheath and, with the blade,
scratches a line just above Mapes' right breast.
You are ours.... You are the one.
Jessica's eyes stare ahead. She knows these words ring with truth.