Dune (1984) w/Our Fair City

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This week, we see into the future with Ryan Bond of Our Fair City and Geek Bar Chicago as we dive into the convoluted world of David Lynch’s 1984 flick Dune! Because our listeners demanded, Jared and I watched the three-hour-long Alan Smithee cut of this adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert – somehow, this complex tale of political intrigue and religious prophecy 10,000 years in the future was both too complex and too over-explained. Still, we get into some great discussion of the ins and outs of this fairly divisive and ambitious cult film, so check out the episode, drinking game and custom cocktail below!

*Episode rule: Drink every time Clint says the word ‘skinny.’

(Forgive the coughing; Clint was a little under the weather during this recording.)

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Weirding Way

Dune cocktail

The booze must flow in this spicy, autumnal drink as otherworldly and strange as Arrakis itself. Spiced rum, cream, and spiced fruit flavors combine to create a refreshingly tart cocktail suitable for any self-respecting superbeing.

2 parts spiced rum
1 part orange liqueur (e.g. Grand Marnier)
1 tbsp apple butter
2 parts apricot nectar
1 part cream
dash, nutmeg

Combine into shaker with ice; shake vigorously. Pour into rocks glass and garnish with marashino cherry. Garnish with nutmeg.

DRINKING RULES FOR DUNE:

  1. Whenever a character’s internal monologue is heard in voiceover
  2. Every time Paul is referred to as something other than Paul (“Usul,” “Muad’Dib,” “Kwisatz Haderach”)
  3. Any time you see phallic objects/creatures (the worm, the Navigators, hunter-seekers, etc.)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Stilgar (Everett McGill) says, “We have wormsign the likes of which even GOD has never seen!”

Join us next week as we our  with the 1973 Laurence Olivier/Michael Caine film Sleuth!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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