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The ‘Dune’ Screenplay Was Written in MS-DOS

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  • The ‘Dune’ Screenplay Was Written in MS-DOS

    The Oscar winning screenwriter of ‘Dune’ writes in an MS-DOS program that can only hold 40 pages in memory.

    Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.

    In the brutal future of Frank Herbert’s Dune, computers are outlawed and high level computations are done by specially trained and bred humans called mentats. In Herbert’s world, there’s something elegant about old solutions to new problems. Good then that Oscar winning Dune screenwriter Eric Roth banged out the screenplay using the MS-DOS program Movie Master.

    Read More: https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxde...tten-in-ms-dos
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