ahnnah wrote:I'm curious to know if anyone has any thoughts on the fact that Lynch's movie put such emphasis on the mystery of Yueh's treachery while dear old Frank delved more deeply into the scenario of Jessica being set up as a patsy?? Was it just a diffence in pop culture between generations, better cinema, easier scripting, etc. Personally I think it was because of the difficulties of portraying such subtleties on film as those that existed in the relationship between Leto and Jessica. To me it seems a very important point to the setup of the whole series but as much as I love the film, it seriously is just eye candy for the fans of the books.
I would pay cash money to see the scene where Jessica confronts Thufir (after Idaho's slip-up) committed to film. Seeing those two stalk each other would be a treat indeed.
Your post brings up a thought I had the other day while re-reading Dune: that early scene between Yueh and Jessica was really a marvel. It's the first scene where we have one character actively trying to manipulate another character (and succeeding!). And it shows us a rare failure for Jessica, proving that, while she has great abilities, she's not infallible.