May 15, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST
It's really happening! Cool!
May 15, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST
May 15, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST
by dead youngling
May 15, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST
3 seconds? Dammit!
May 15, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST
May 15, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST
Sorry dude! Never got in first before. Yay. 11:55pm in the Uk and I finally nailed it!
May 15, 2007, 6 p.m. CST
by Just Plain Steve
the eternal flashing right-hand turn signal. "Mista Jones, slow down, stop light ahead!"
May 15, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST
geez, almost first
May 15, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST
the squeeky wheelchair of grey doom
May 15, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST
the chronicles of I've fallen and I can't get up!
May 15, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST
by Dave Bowman
...Yale played the theme from Star Wars at Spielberg's honorary doctorate ceremony. Even though he had nothing to do with those films. Slick. Why not play the theme from "Lawrence of Arabia" while they're at it?
May 15, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST
May 15, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST
is currently stored in a wooden crate in a vast warehouse. It would take an absolute blinder on the part of the Lucas and SA Spielberg to change my mind. Please make it great! Please, you beardy generation-definers!
May 15, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST
the local news in new york said starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Has Connery been confirmed, or was she just stoopid anchor lady?
May 15, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST
What is happening. In the last 2 hours, I have seen two articles on this site completely disappear. Has anyone noticed this. One was that Lost talkback that was some serious fun, the other was a fan review of some movie. I commented first in that article and then mentioned that the Lost talkback seemed to be gotten rid of. Then THAT article disappeared too. Anyone else notice this?
May 15, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST
I was one of the ones who emailed this to the AICN boys! Well, I'll be there in whatever Yale Building I can find (My dad works there and has keycards to every building). Look out for spy reports! Anyways, if you have any questions about the location, ask me!
May 15, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST
Spielberg has been a creative consultant on most of the prequels, and even directed part of the Mustafar battle in Ep 3.
May 15, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/2klpvp - Digg Link I'm just really excited about this shoot.
May 15, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST
Stephen Chow is playing shortround...freakin awesome!
May 15, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
man, they sure don't make classic movies like these anymore... I'm gonna put my faith in Spielberg and hope he gets back to the epic/romantic/classical feel of raiders..
May 15, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST
It's so funny, I watched it three days ago also! Seems like fate!
May 15, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST
Perfect location for the film to be made.
May 15, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
tippity tap tap
May 15, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
and has a nice discussion about Sylvia Plath.
May 15, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST
May 15, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST
by Allfather Starr
""Indiana Jones" began with a script by George Lucas, whose hits include the "Star Wars" franchise." You don't fucking say. Fuckwits.
May 15, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST
This movie is a go...
May 15, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST
by Mogwai Democracy
"Hold onto your potatoes Dr.Jones! This is Yale!" SCREEECH!!!<br><br>25 year old Short Round with blocks still tied to his feet, tearing up the streets. You know that will kick some serious ass! I hope they crash into a truck full of live chickens!
May 15, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
.."me and Indy,Indy Jones,Indy Jones..we got a thing going on.."..anyone remember that song?
May 15, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST
This reads like classic Spielberg in every sense. Small news, but good news.
May 15, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST
May 15, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST
And then we learn that all three are members of the Life and Death Brigade. <p>In Omnia Paratus!</p>
May 15, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST
And the blinkers are on. Haaaa, but I kid the Harrison Ford.
May 15, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST
by uss cygnus
May 15, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST
"Indiana Jones and the Quest to Stop George W. Bush" -- The journey ends where it began, 2008
May 15, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST
I can hope, can't I? 1950s, eh? So . . . will Indy run into Marty McFly? I'm just saying. <br><br> "Doc, I'm from a previous entry in the franchise. I came here in a big summer blockbuster that _you_ invented. And now I need your help to get back to the year 1981. But preferably with better inflation adjusted grosses at the box office!"<br><br> "Do you know what this means? It means this THING DOESN'T WORK!"<br><br>Sorry, I just think every movie set in the fifties should incorporate a time-traveling DeLorean.
May 15, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST
For what it's worth, there was a car chase through a college campus in the comic book Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which mostly had the feel of Indiana Jones in a way that I doubt this movie will have. Forgive me for my lack of faith in the big Three, but at least I'll be glad to be proven wrong.
May 15, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST
what no indians in this one?
May 15, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST
It was pretty well established in the TV series that Indie was born about 1900, so we have a 65 year old playing someone in his 50s. If we went for 1955 indy would be 55, Short Round was 13 in the movie set in 1933, so he would be in his 35. If Indy had a son with Marion, that would place him at about 18.
May 15, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST
That's right I said aswesome...some. What a great day to be a Spielberg fan.
May 15, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST
Hopefully. He doesn't deserve being remembered.
May 15, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST
Don't you know Hitler survived the war and was hiding out in the Andes, plotting JFK's assassination? Seriously, though, they used Stalinist Russians in e.g. "Indy & the Infernal Machine" and it worked great. This film has Shia in it, so already on the basis of that fact it won't be great, but it has potential not to be to the other Indies what every Highlander sequel was to the the first (and real) film.
May 15, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST
to sit in the theatre and hear that theme music. I'll be sporting some major wood.
May 15, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST
Commies. Communists. Pinkos. Redskees. Godless Hordes of atheist bolsheviks and such. And Korea.
May 15, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
ARE WE... CONNECTED!
May 15, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST
by Jimmy Jazz
I would pay to see her read from a telephone book.
May 15, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST
Jeez, I hope not. I better not see anyone younger than Shia LeBeouf in this movie. Here me, Lucas!
May 15, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST
I meant, "hear". Duh.
May 15, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST
Maybe Doctor Jones has to fight the CIA to save the world. Ex-Nazis were working for the CIA at the time.
May 15, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST
Wouldn't surprise me a bit. Lucas is a scratched record. It's fine if he's obsessed with cars and racing, but after thirty-plus years, how about some originality?
May 15, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST
Bright college years, ring the bell and all that. Will George HW Bush put in a cameo?
May 15, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST
the three though raiders isn't that far behind. Good movies.
May 15, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST
by Sappers Forward
May 15, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST
Or they could go the other way and have him fight McCarthy J. Edgar Hoover. Maybe Shia LeBouef will play his Beatnik son. Or Indy could go up against the old-school Corleone-style Mafia. So many possibilities.
May 15, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST
indiana jones and the skull and bones
May 15, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST
bohemian grove too it would be like temple of doom
May 15, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
that hokey old knight at the end...blah. terrible
May 15, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST
There still ARE Nazis around in the 1950s. They were building our nuclear weapons programs and helping to fuel the Space Race and the Cold War with our new enemies, the godless Soviets. Expect crazed Nazi bomb-builders, killer soviet spies and maybe a femme fatale or two. Pulp fiction is so much fun, much better than grim reality.
May 15, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST
INDY 4 WILL NOT BE MADE!!!!1!
May 16, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST
"ol Steven just made it to pander to his fanboys after Temple of Doom. I loved Temple of Doom so i am not really looking forward this one.
May 16, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST
It was totally what the second Indiana Jones SHOULD have been, a complete departure from the first with only minor familiarities to remind you what adventure's name was. Indy started the movie as Humphrey Bogart meets James Bond and then the action never let up. LAST CRUSADE wasn't horrible, but it did play off of RAIDERS a bit too much and it make absolute ASSES out of Brody and Sallah...turning them into caricatures of the dignified men they were originally. Note: I just saw RAIDERS in a packed theater last Thursday and even 27 years later it kicked my ass.
May 16, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST
you can't post 38 articles in one day, AICN, no one will see them all. not everyone comes here 4 times a day. (I mean, I do, but I couldn't because I was moving).<p>not tying to be a whiner, but you have to admit, if an article is on the front page for like 12 hours, that's kind of silly. 90% of the AICN viewers won't see it!
May 16, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST
..After reading Indy and Mola Ram do a chest bump after the chase scene.
May 16, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST
May 16, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST
"According to the Yale Alumni Magazine, when Spielberg received his honorary degree, the band played John Williams’ "Indiana Jones" theme. At the end of the ceremony, it played the theme from "Star Wars."
May 16, 2007, 2:36 a.m. CST
totally spot on. Temple of Doom is miles ahead of Last Crusade. I just hope they do something different and cool this time. Spielberg's directing is still terrific so I guess it's Koepp's script that we have to worry about...
May 16, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST
he just tweaked nathansons draft...and koepp is pretty fucking good at adapting stories, alot more than doing them from scratch. psyched for this movie, and harrison looks pretty good for a man of his age. A bit of hair dye and he could pass for 55 no problem...I mean he was 50 in LC and didnt look it at all...
May 16, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST
let's update the series for relevancy. he should look for islamic religious artifacts to help stop terrorism.
May 16, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST
EXT. PRINCETON CHAPEL - DAY ...where the black sedan roars off. Indy looks around, spots the wedding car with “JUST MARRIED” soaped on the windows and cans hanging off the back...The DRIVER waits beside the car. Indy brushes the driver out of the way and climbs in behind the wheel. EXT. PRINCETON STREETS - DAY Indy accelerates through traffic in the sleepy college town, CANS BANGING after him. He closes-in on the black sedan. The two cars cut back and forth in and out of traffic. It is clear that the driver of the black sedan has no intention of allowing Indy to catch up. Indy pulls out to pass, when a truck suddenly backs out in front of him. He slams on the brakes and cuts the wheel, sending the wedding car roaring across campus. Indy cuts down sidewalks and over lawns... all the time keeping the black sedan in sight until he blasts through a hedge onto FOOTBALL PRACTICE FIELDS The football team scatters in front of the wedding car. INDY cuts hard again to avoid the band and cheerleaders who dive for cover. THE WEDDING CAR roars down an embankment onto a lower field where homecoming floats are being prepared. INDY sees the floats too late and CRASHES through the tallest one, taking half the chicken wire and crepe paper with him through a fence and swerving to avoid students stacking... TWO STORIES OF WOOD FOR THE HOMECOMING BONFIRE The car clips the bottom corner and the entire stack wobbles, then collapses as students leap to the ground and INDY'S CAR bursts through a picket fence and back onto... CAMPUS STREET ...and coming out just behind the black sedan! Indy floors it, moving closer...fender to fender. The man holds a look with Indy, then veers the black sedan into Indy's car, causing him to slam on the brakes and crash into a yard as... The black sedan disappears... AROUND THE CORNER ...and runs up a ramp, disappearing inside a tractor trailer truck. TWO MEN dressed as movers, fold up the ramp and close the doors of the trailer revealing the name: CAMPUS MOVERS. INDY'S CAR pulls out of the yard and roars around the corner to find the sedan gone. His car roars past the truck as the men climb into the cab and drive off. ON INDY - He stops the car. The road ahead is empty. The black sedan has vanished. He climbs out and looks around but Elaine has vanished. Behind him the moving van pulls away.
May 16, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST
Except...the football field is in a more suburban area. After you finish the strip they're talking about in the paper, you get into a busy shopping square, or if they're going the other way, you get to a government center. Anyways, New Haven. --Best CD Store: Cutlers --Best Venue: Was Toad's Place, but since it's on suspension for 2 months, it's now The Space (http://www.thespace.tk) --Best Restaurant: The Playwright or The Educated Burger --Best Pizza: Pepe's Pizza *the original* --Best place to see a movie: Criterion Cinemas --Best place to hold a game of Ultimate Frisbee: The city green.
May 16, 2007, 6 a.m. CST
May 16, 2007, 6 a.m. CST
May 16, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST
...the dopey talkbackers who can't even envision an Indy adventure without Nazis? Is that all he is to you? Is the entire character of Indiana Jones defined entirely by his pummeling of Nazi bastards? "Waaaah! There were no Nazis in Temple of Doom and it sucked! Waaaah!" <P> More than anything, Indiana Jones is a uniquely American hero, which means he should fight whatever enemies of true American values (not what the government necessarily wants, mind you) there are at the time, which in the case of the 1950s primarily means the Soviet Union and its allies, which for obvious reasons would be his greatest competitors for occult artifacts in the midst of the Cold War -- very much an "army of darkness" poised to "march all over the face of the Earth". <P> The Jones movies are also very American in the sense that they are thoroughly pluralistic in the religious sense, that is, both Jewish, Hindu and Christian relics have been shown to contain divine/supernatural/religious powers. The movies don't pretend to say which faith is "right", and instead suggest that maybe all religions are equal or contain a nugget of symbolic truth. In keeping with that tradition, I think a Muslim artifact with similar powers would be not only topical, but also VERY American. <p> Just get off the dead Nazi horse, will you? You're cheapening Jones by insisting on projecting your narrow historical perspectives on the film.
May 16, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST
Actually I think both TOD and TLC have huge flaws compared to ROTLA, but TOD is a much tighter ship compared to the flabby and meandering TLC, which just feels tired most of the time. What mars TOD more than anything else is Willie Scott and the somewhat old school colonial views of Indians. Apart from that I find TOD to be a much better action adventure film than TLC and its darker tone doesn't bug me in the slightest. Not all pulp adventures at the time were lighthearted romps.
May 16, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST
by Mr Jonse
...like the other guy said, it's probably the closest of the three to the pulp serial adventure feel they were going for. And say what you like about TLC but every single moment that Ford and Connery are on screen together is fried gold of the highest order. Raiders is still the best though...
May 16, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST
by just pillow talk
I would be very happy. I want some good adventure, but without Connery. Indiana is old enough in this one, I don't need his daddy shooing birds with his umbrella again.
May 16, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST
where Indy knocks out the Thuggee and they show him standing there as the children's savior is better than anything in Last Crusade.
May 16, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
During the car chase, will Indy be muttering his mantra: Mola Ram booga-lam mola ram booga-lam?
May 16, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Theme music is cool, but it isn't everything--not when the film is a drag. I was elated to hear the Superman theme again in theaters last year...but lost enthusiasm a half hour into the picture.<p> StreetSim, yeah, it was YOU who broke this story. You go boy! Get us those secret photos!
May 16, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST
Dr. Jones just took a dump that resembles his whip
May 16, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST
I'm actually into the idea of them scooting around in the 50s. That was also the last gasp for the old Westerns and some of the last serials.
May 16, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST
Nipples on Batman Flames on Optimus Bald spot on Kevin Smith Adult sized Pampers on Harrison Ford!!
May 16, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST
Oh the shame!!
May 16, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Is when 'evil' Indy smacks Short Round to the floor. Kinda like in Spidey 3 when 'evil' Peter bitch slaps MJ. Sure we all know it's wrong, but when it's done to characters like that it feels so right. Maybe Sheik LeYerbooty or whatever his name is will be on the receiving end this time. I'll pay eight bucks for that, especially if Transformers blows, cuz then I'll really wanna seem him get donkey punched.
May 16, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST
Harsh but fare in my opinion!!
May 16, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST
Use Shriner cars. Yeah, you read it right.
May 16, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST
Indiana Jones and the Search for Affordable Higher Education
May 16, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST
Or are they one in the same!!
May 16, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST
The search is a failure because affordable higher education is truly a myth. So instead, Indy, crazy old Dr. Jones and ShortRound head to the local campus titty bar where they meet up with the proprietor (Karen Allen) and a familiar stripper (Kate Capshaw). Fun is had by all. Or something.
May 16, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST
"commies - I hate these guys!"
May 16, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST
That would be cool.
May 16, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST
I agree with you there, that scene gives me chills everytime
May 16, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST
It has dehumanized film making. You can't tell me that acting in front of a bluescreen doesn't have a negative effect on the actors performances, as opposed to being on set and getting into your character because of your surroundings. Bluescreen and CGI is removing the soul from modern films.
May 16, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Automaton Overlord
What worked so well about the Nazis in ROTLA & LC is that they were really well organized, and created an interesting contrast to Indy's shoot from the hip, improvised tactics. In fact, the most prominent difference between Indy and the Republic Serial Heroes, that he is based on, is that he's never really up to the task. Indy has really bad luck and is constantly outwitted by the bad guys, but his tenacity, creativity and bravery always save his ass at the last minute. This formula just works much better with an organized enemy whether they are Nazis or not.----------------By the way, I'd like to see a re-imagining of the transport truck scene but set on F.D.R.'s careening wheelchair.
May 16, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST
You know you wanna see it :P <p> So what happened in the 1950s...wait I've just realised.... <p> Indiana Jones and The American Graffiti. <p> A cross over movie whee Indy meets what looks like a younger version of himself and here's the twist...The Fonz appears out of nowhere to save Indy from being eaten by a great white shark usng his motor cycle to jump the shark all while Marty McFly uses the power of the Ark of the Covenant to energise his time travelling DeLorean, sending him back to the Future. <p> Meanwhile, out in the desert, a large alien ship, whic communicates through musical notes lands and makes friends wth Earthlings, taking them onto the ship, but they leave one alien behind, who was away picking flowers. <p> And so Indy is hired to go into the suburbs and save E.T. because his three brothers dies while picking flowers on Mars. <p> But he gets sidetracked and ends up having o run a charter service, taking an old man and a young boy to the Alderaan system, which has been totally blown away and he ends up helping a princess escape from jail before showing up just in time o help destroy the massive battle station. <p> Because if that, Indy goes on the run and he is chased through Yale university, however the chase exceeds the police's budget so they call off the pursuit. Eventually, Indy ends up on a plane that's been hijacked by Howard the Duck who's demanding the immediate release of General Grevious. The plane crashes and Indy ends up spending 7 days and 7 nights on an island having a fake romantic affair with a lesbian before finally having an ultimate showdown with a crying android who he defeats by hitting his nutsack with a football. <p> Indiana Jones and The Football In The Groin <p> Coming 2008
May 16, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST
That excitement will probably die when we see the first still of Ford in costume and he looks retarded, or they announce he won't even don the normal look at all. All I can say is that it better be the BEST SCREENPLAY EVER to warrant all the fucking around, throwing out Darabont's script.
May 16, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST
May 16, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST
by Dr Weird
Despite all the haters that will say it will suck I am optimistic that this could be good. I have always liked Harrison Ford he brings life to the screen even in bad movies like Hollywood Homicide. Hated the movie but loved the work he personally put into his character. I was the only thing that kept the movie alive. I think with the combination of him and Lucas, and Speilburg this movie has a good chance of at least being a funny, entertaing, movie at the very least.
May 16, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST
by Automaton Overlord
Flames on Sallah?...Lips on Indy!!
May 16, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST
Why can't I stop laughing when I scroll through this talkback? Is it my stupidity? Is it the stupidity and innocence of some posts? Is it simplicity? I guess it's just a way to let out my twisted unfathomable (in german that word exists) feelings for that fucking insane film. <br> Also I'm imagining the hordes of crazy fans stalling the connecticut highways in a spielbergian "aliens just attacked ny" way. Are they nuts? <br> <br> I don't know what's worse though: My memory of the Saucermen script, which includes a campus race (see above) OR the association with a bicycle-riding Ford in Hollywood Homicide... :) <br> I hope they will put New Haven under a big cheese cover so that I won't be tempted to look at actual set photos... What about Spielberg's secrecy-policy???
May 16, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST
Indy fights a CG Joe McCarthy and engages in a high speed chase with a CG Vice President Nixon, behind the wheel of his suped-up Edsel.
http://www.nhregister.com/site/news....d=590581&rfi=6 1957 Set in 1957, the scene will appear near the beginning of the movie. The film will have a major chase scene downtown and on the Yale campus — and inside Yale as well, including Indiana riding his bike through the Commons, Yale’s dining hall. Indy will be chased down a transformed Chapel Street into Old Campus, onto High Street and escape briefly through a gate into Branford College. Other segments have Ford on York and Elm streets, roaring out of Sterling Memorial Library, flying into Old Campus through Phelps Gate, breaking up a political rally on the way. New Haven scenes will be shot between June 28 and July 7, but not on Sundays or July
May 16, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST
by bryan vancampen
May 17, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST
Set in 2007...