May 21, 2008

I Am Ready For Indiana Jones!

I've heard some of the "meh" reviews but my enthusiasm is undiminished.

Harrison Ford! My very first movie crush (Han Solo)!

Shia LaBeouf! My jailbait, inappropriately young crush!

I'm heading for the theater Friday night with however many friends I can convince to go with me. Bring me Indiana Jones!

Nine facts about Indiana Jones, from Mental Floss:

George Lucas wrote a story called “The Adventures of Indiana Smith” in 1973.

Tom Selleck was almost the star of the Indiana Jones movies.

There was a glass wall between the actors and the snakes in the snake scenes (duh, I've known that since about 1981).

The name of the Shanghai nightclub in the Temple of Doom is Club Obi Wan.

Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Dan Akroyd have cameos in Temple of Doom.

The Last Crusade had rat insurance with a "1,000 rat deductible.”

Indiana really was named after a dog: George Lucas' Alaskan malamute Indiana, the same dog who inspired the look of Chewbacca.

Real titles of scripts of ideas that were rejected along the way of creating the fourth movie include Indiana Jones and the Garden of Life, Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men From Mars, and Indiana Jones and the Red Scare.

Spielberg has been insistent that the new film look as much like the first three as possible, despite the evolution of movie making technology. He insisted on using stunt men rather than computer animation, computer-generated effects are used only when other means were not possible, and all the footage was shot on film rather than digitally.


Nellie Ann said...

Nerd alert!

I can't go with you to see Indie - I still haven't seen Juno and am therefore a failure as an indie nerd. Or something.

Melissa said...

Indiana Smith? Wow.
I'm glad that didn't fly.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

I agree. "Indiana Smith" sounds lame.