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The Dune Movies’ Opening Quotes Serve A Hidden Purpose
Unlike the novel’s chapters, the opening quotes of both of Denis Villeneuve’s first and second “Dune” movies are not from Princess Irulan.
"Dreams are messages from the deep" ("Dune)" and "Power over spice is power over all" ("Dune: Part Two") are credited to an anonymous Sardaukar, an elite soldier.
Villeneuve specifically chose the Sardaukar as they are a dark mirror of the Fremen. He told the New York Times, "Frank Herbert said beginnings are very delicate times.”
Villeneuve continued. "By starting with a Sardaukar priest, I was indicating to the fans that I was taking absolute freedom with this adaptation, that I was hijacking the book."