This Is The Glossary That Was Given To Audiences Of David Lynch's Dune

Lots of books come with supplemental glossaries, maps, and appendices – but movies? Movies tend to be self-contained. Not so with David Lynch's cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.

This interesting bit of movie memorabilia popped up on imgur yesterday, with the following caption:

I went to see David Lynch's Dune in the theater in 1984. As we entered, we were giveen a glossary of Dune terms with our tickets. I understand this is not a common piece of movie ephemera, so I thought you might like to see it.

A little digging turned up a scan of the sheet's backside, and a cleaner version of the obverse:

This Is The Glossary That Was Given To Audiences Of David Lynch's Dune

This Is The Glossary That Was Given To Audiences Of David Lynch's Dune

The story goes that Universal was so nervous about the film's impenetrability that they decided to create this crib sheet, "in an attempt to give theater goers a crash course" on the expansive Dune universe. How the studio expected audiences to stop and reference the sheet while the movie continued apace – and in a dimly lit theater, no less – is not clear.