Bookbindings and Other Bookish Things of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Movie [Bookish Talk #22]

This time we found all the bookish objects and themes from the new Dune movie directed by Denis Villeneuve. In this video, we talk about bookbinding, languages, libraries, and handwriting of the cinematic universe of Dune.



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00:00 – Beginning
01:05 – Importance of printed books in the Dune universe
02:07 – Languages of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie
03:12 – The influence of Russian, English, and Chinese languages on the languages of the future
06:16 – David J. Peterson – the developer of the languages of Dune
07:36 – The scroll of the Herald of Change and a minor blooper
09:55 – The difference between the approach to languages in the new Dune movie and Star Wars
10:38 – Atreides library in the Gom Jabbar scene
11:55 – Gurney Halleck’s prayer book
14:57 – Chakobsa (?) praying book
17:25 – War languages of Harkonnens and Sardukar; the secret language of Tleilaxu
19:30 – The Litany Against Fear in Chakobsa
20:25 – Handwritten letter from Dr. Yueh
20:34 – Library at the abandoned research station

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