Dune (1984) Poster


Jürgen Prochnow: Duke Leto Atreides



  • Duke Leto Atreides : I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.

  • Duke Leto Atreides : I'll miss the sea. But a man needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change, something sleeps inside of us and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.

  • Dr. Kynes : [whispering]  Bless the maker and his water, bless the coming and going of him, may his passing cleanse the world.

    Duke Leto Atreides : What's that your saying?

    Dr. Kynes : Nothing.

  • Duke Leto Atreides : What have you discovered about the Fremen, Duncan? Tell me. Why haven't we heard from you?

    Duncan Idaho : My lord, I suspect so much. I think they are the allies we seek. They are strong, fierce. They do not give their loyalty easily or quickly. As you know, the Imperium has never been able to take a census of the Fremen. Everyone thinks that there are but few, wandering here and there in the desert. My lord, I suspect an incredible secret has been kept on this planet: that the Fremen exist in vast numbers - vast. And it is they who control Arrakis.

  • Lady Jessica : [Jessica and Leto are lying in bed together the night before the family's journey to Arrakis]  I once told you a daughter would be conceived at a time of parting.

    Duke Leto Atreides : I remember. Conceived in love, at a time of parting. Arrakis is a hostile world.

    Lady Jessica : I must be sure you want this. It has to be tonight, under these influences. I could hear you with the wind.

    Duke Leto Atreides : And I whispered 'Yes'.

    Lady Jessica : And I whispered 'I love you'.

  • Spice Worker : Sire, we can't leave all this Spice.

    Duke Leto Atreides : Damn the Spice! Get out of there!

  • Duke Leto Atreides : [responding to Thufir's resignation, after Paul narrowly cheats death via a "hunter-seeker," with which his chamber was boobytrapped]  ... Enough of this, Thufir! *If* you made a mistake, it was in over-estimating the Harkonnens. Their simple minds came up with a simple trick! Moreover, Paul survived this largely because of your training; you didn't fail there.

  • Thufir Hawat : My lord?

    Duke Leto Atreides : Thufir, haven't you heard from Duncan Idaho yet?

    Thufir Hawat : No sire. I have, however, discovered what the city Freemen called out to Paul when we entered the city.

    Duke Leto Atreides : Mahdi... And Lisan al Ghaeeb. Yes.

    Thufir Hawat : It is a prophecy that a young leader will come to them with a Bene Gesserit mother. It follows the familiar messiah pattern.

    Duke Leto Atreides : But Mahdi?

    Thufir Hawat : Yes. It seems it is written that he will lead them to true freedom.

  • Thufir Hawat : Sector six through eighty progress reports, Sire.

    Duke Leto Atreides : Take it, Thufir.

    Thufir Hawat : [speaking rapidly into a communications device]  Sector six-eighty, copy the sixth the sum of the eighth quadrant of the ninth plus eight-four circles weave the eighth quarter the fourth, copy!

    [the device hums briefly] 

    Thufir Hawat : [to the communication device]  Eight! Thufir Hawat, Mentant, Master of Assassins.

    Thufir Hawat : [to the Duke]  The palace is now secure.

  • Duke Leto Atreides : They have tried to take the life of my son!

  • Duke Leto Atreides : Oh Jessica, my beloved concubine. I should have married you.

  • Duke Leto Atreides : Soon, they will begin to fold space.

    Paul : [inner voice]  Far off, in the control rooms of spice gas, traveling without moving.

  • Dr. Wellington Yueh : I sabotaged the Shield Generators. I've brought House Atreides down.

    Duke Leto Atreides : Why?

    Dr. Wellington Yueh : I wanted to kill a man. Not you, my dear Duke. You were already dead.

  • Duke Leto Atreides : [saving Spice Miners from The Worm]  Sloppy! Damn sloppy!

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