Sean Young's amazing 1983 home movies from the set of Dune

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Drafted by director David Lynch, Sean Young arrived on the set of Dune with her Super 8 camera in tow—and this glimpse into the merry life behind the scenes of a debacle, and Young's own scatterbrainedness, is mesmerizing.

Fresh off of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Young joined the cast of Lynch's big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune, one of the most ambitious science fiction tales in all of pop culture. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Dune cost about $45 million (which is about $100 million when adjusted for inflation) to make and earned only about half of it back.

But you'd never know Dune would become such a notorious film by watching the smiles on everyone involved.

And, my Gods, everyone was so young ...


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