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Go deep inside Industrial Light and Magic to see how they created the visual magic in films like Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom via this 1984 episode of Nova
Most of us love villains. Even if we root against them, deep down we canít get enough of their nefarious little schemes and their incessant plotting. Done correctly, they can be the most memorable things about superhero/ gangster/ crime/ high school movies. But itís time we took a step back and realized these sociopaths, murderers, assholes, douche bags, bitches and bloodsuckers donít act alone.
This leads to what basically amounts to open season as far as casting rumors are concerned. Anybody could play Indiana Jones! Ergo, everyone can play Indiana Jones!
The news Ė and sad news, at that Ė is that Darabont isnít involved. Which is terrible. The screenwriter who tackled The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile wrote numerous episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and penned numerous treatments for a possible Indiana Jones sequel Ė several elements of which ended up in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Fordís silence regarding Star Wars, apparently, isnít because heís signed or unsigned, but rather because part of his Star Wars involvement hinges on a new Indiana Jones picture. Wait, check that, TWO Indiana Jones pictures.
The news from last week that the Walt Disney Company and Paramount Pictures had finalized a deal regarding the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise screamed one thing to fans loud and clear: there is going to be an Indiana Jones 5.
The Digital HD releases for each of the films will be available beginning on November 19. Individual Blu-ray copies will follow just a few weeks later, on December 17. Hereís the cover art for each of the four brand new Blu-ray releases. Of the four, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the only film that has been available individually on Blu-ray before.
The Big Bang Theory episode that aired on October 10th was called "The Raiders of Minimization,' and centered Sheldon (Jim Parsons) showing Amy (Mayim Bialik) one of his all-time favorite movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, only to have it spoiled by her analysis.
not even the internet can stand up to Mississippi natives Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, who spent 7 years of their 1980s adolescent lives filming a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielbergís classic Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The full story behind this massive (and massively impressive) undertaking is detailed in Alan Eisenstockís book Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.
Whedon makes note of the scene in the film where Indy (Harrison Ford) confronts two swordsmen, and reaches for his gunÖ which isnít there. Spielberg cues up Fordís trademark shit-eating grin, and the audience laughs because it reminds them of the classic scene where Indiana shot the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark. But the truth is that it doesn't make sense in the context of the story being told.
As a video representation of a cinematic infographic, however, itís pretty successful, as it lays all of its movie facts out in sleek, fun and non-copyright infringing ways. I bet they could do an entire video just based on Jane Got a Gun alone.
Aside from his insistence on misspelling Belloq (seriously, he's got the script right there!) Ford makes a lot of really interesting points, like asking if Indy is a believer-- a fair question even for those of us who have seen all four movies. On other pages you can see him altering lines of dialogue for other characters
The University of Chicago has never, to our knowledge, actually employed any globe-trotting, whip-wielding heroes, and does not have anything to do with the discovery of crystal skulls that ruined a beloved franchise. But they are the fictional home for one Professor Henry Walton Jones, better known to the world as Indiana Jones. And the real-life University of Chicago has received a package addressed to Professor Jones
Archaeologist Dr. Jaime Awe Ė a self-proclaimed real-life Indiana Jones Ė has filed a lawsuit against Lucasfilm, the Walt Disney Company and Paramount Pictures demanding that they return a ďstolenĒ Crystal Skull that was taken from a family who unearthed the relic in Belize 88 years ago.
Kids of the 70s and 80s have been processing a lot of excitement lately, with news that Disney had bought Lucasfilm and was planning not one but three new Star Wars movies. It was clear that Star Wars would be exploding like never before, but slightly disappointing to learn that Lucasfilm's other big franchise-- Indiana Jones