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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I have some vivid memories of seeing this film with my family opening night. It was one of the first big event films in my memory. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was a big deal for my whole family, one of the few films we all went to together. I remember the lights going down and the excitement of seeing a new Indiana Jones adventure unfold. I was 8 years old when it came out and I was confused at the beginning when the guy with Indy’s hat wasn’t Harrison Ford and I thought they recast the role. Then the chubby kid calls River Phoenix "Indy" and I got it. You know, I have some problems with the film, but I still have a lot of love for it. It has the fun of the previous Indiana Jones movies, but there’s real emotion to counterbalance the added comedy schtick. Indy’s troubled relationship with his father (brilliant casting with Connery, of course… especially considering that Indiana Jones was Spielberg's attempt at doing his own James Bond series) has an air of authenticity to it that makes me forgive how they turned Marcus Brody into a bumbling fool and Sallah into a greedy Arab. So today’s pic is of Indiana Jones, his movie dad and his other father… only missing Lucas to make the family complete. Click to make bigger. Here’s the pic:

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. You will believe tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic can fly. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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  • July 19, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    OMG! It's three guys arguing!!

  • July 19, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Here we go again.

    by davidwebb

    I always loved the Last Crusade - probably second to Raiders - in spite of the poor decisions made with Marcus and Sallah. One thing I never understood though, the film quality was a bit Particularly at the end when Indy's grasping at the Grail. It all looks very soft focus to me.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    lovin' this behind the scenes series...

    by God's Brother

    Especially with all the Indiana Jones stuff right out of the gate! Probably my absolute favourite film franchise ever, more than Star Wars, even. The first three films were flawless, and I never understood how anybody could find fault with any of them. I mean it's not like last crusade had ewoks or anything...

  • July 19, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    It was the least of the three Indy's..

    by ShogunMaster

    but it was till a fun time. <p> And no, that is not a mistake. I said there are only 3 Indy movies, and I'm sticking with that statement...

  • July 19, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Three over the hill guys having a chat

    by DonRivella

    -> ducks...

  • July 19, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    cool movie..

    by theonecalledshoe

    kinda reminds me of the relationshiop between my father.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Love it when the floor X disapears

    by Axl Z

    Worst movie mistake ever!

  • July 19, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    How did you know she was a Nazi?

    by Saracen1

    "She talks in her sleep." It was a fun movie, with alot of quotable lines. but Raiders of the Lost Ark will always be the greatest.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade was a SOLID Indy movie

    by RPLocke

    Hell, the opening could have been it's own movie.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    ...and I should be the last part.

    by theonecalledshoe

    sorry about that.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    This one's as goofy as Crystal Skull, but everyone seems to love it. <p> One thing I like about it is that it has quite a few inventive set pieces. They're all over the place and don't particularly flow properly, but it's still fun. I mean, you got your Hitler, your blimp escape, desert tank chase, Nazis on motorcycles - fun stuff.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    "I should have mailed it to the Marx brothers!"

    by davidwebb

  • July 19, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    He's describing...

    by Flapjacktits big George Lucas's balls are!

  • July 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    I remember feeling surprised by the slapstick humor. The seagull scene, the plane passing the car in the tunnel, the revolving fireplace, Marcus a bumbling fool....and that carried through to KOTC. Raiders and Doom are the only two I have time for.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    You were named after the DOG!??!

    by Lone Fox

    Screw the Internet, I'm off to xbox some Lego Indy Jones. Won't be the same, I suppose, to do a Crystal Skull bts pic. Harrison Ford in front of a green screen. Exciting.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Sallah Greedy? WTF?

    by Scottadkinsfist

    At what point was Sallah greedy? I remember him having to get the camels to replace the f*ing car the nazis blew up, but how does that make him greedy?

  • July 19, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    The necktie always bothered me

    by I am_NOTREAL

    along with some of the shoddy FX in the Zeppelin sequence. But mostly the tie. Why does Indy need to wear a necktie when he's not teaching a class?

  • July 19, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sallah wasn't greedy

    by davidwebb

    but he WAS reduced to a bumbling sidekick. I liked him better when he was the best digger in all of Egypt.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Love Crusade.

    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    Over the years, this has become the one that I rewatch the most, and don't understand why it gets ragged on. I still get misty-eyed when Connery says, "Indiana...let it go."

  • July 19, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    How About a Pic...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... of Sir Sean with birdshit all over him after the umbrella/seagull gambit?

  • July 19, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    One last plug for my Indy montage video

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    I'm more of a Temple of Doom guy, but my girlfriend saw Crusade 10 times in theatres, and HATED ToD and hadn't watched it in years till I convinced her to give it another chance. I will say Crusade is definitley the crowd pleaser...every line out of Connery's mouth is gold. Plus that one shot of the light coming through Elsa's hair right after she takes the diary from Indy is fucking movie magic.<p> Anyway's to pimp this video one more time..It really is one of the best Indy compilations out there, if I do say so mysself.<p>

  • July 19, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Never understood...

    by ValMcKee

    The hate for Last Crusade -- solid movie. I would venture to say it's my favorite out of the three, but we all know it's really Raiders.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I always attributed Marcus's bumbling in LC

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight the blow on the head he got in the library. Makes it easier to swallow that he just became rattled after that.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Loved Last Crusade

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I ain't sayin' it was on par with Raiders, but it sure as shit ain't no fucking Kingdom of the Crystal (Hole in the) Skull. Was it "safe?" Sure. But I'll take my Indy "safe" (and sans CGI and fucking monkeys) any day of the week.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Well, fuck me, Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    That was decent as fuck. Could've done without the KOTCS but, all in all, quite good. Makes me wanna go watch 'em all again -- in order. Thanks.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    No, you know what, Lao_Che

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Thanks for the KOTCS, too. Highlighted some of the shit people have been complaining about. I mean, the contrast between the KOTCS chase scenes and the Raiders chase scenes are just fucking stark, man. It's the difference between a "real" chase and something on my fucking Playstation. Thanks, again.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Best Indiana Jones movie of all.

    by Mahaloth

    I think Last Crusade is Spielberg's best movie, actually.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Shit, I'm never gonna shut up

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Who was the fucking idiot who posted some shit recently about how all the chases were "real" and that there were no CGI stuntmen? Whoever you were, I highly fucking recommend watching Lao_Che's compilation. Might get you an education outside of the self-serving shit on a behind-the-scenes featurette. Those fucking shots of Mac and Mutt (Mac and fucking Mutt?!?!?! Suck!!! My!!! Dick!!!) are fucking horrendous and so painfully fucking CGI that whoever says there was "minimal" use of CGI and that all the stunts and chases were real oughta be beat senseless!

  • July 19, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    No ticket!

    by loafroaster

  • July 19, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The camels were for his brother in law!

    by Tacom

    They blew up his brother in laws car and he had to pay him back! How is that greedy?! Seriously Quint.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Seriously, swear to God

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Is this what fucking Xbox and Wii and Playstation does to your fucking brain? Seriously, fuck the "violence" angle entirely. Who gives a fuck about that? I'll just shoot the shit ought of your "my Playstation made me do it" ass with my fucking concealed weapon. But there's no coming back from watching so much fucking video games that you can't tell the difference between the skeezy turd sandwich of KOTCS and the prior three. Fuck George Lucas. For real.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    "No ticket."

    by jarjarmessiah

    "I'm here to see the tapestries." Yes Crusade was cheesy, but i liked it. What erked me was the River Pheonix openeing. I mean every thing that made Indy what he is happened in ONE day. River as young Indy would have been great,

  • July 19, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, fucking yeah

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Uh, yeah, um, ya see, no way could Spielberg wrangle giant ants so of course those are CGI, but...<p>Fuck me, you are fucking hopeless! Could Spielberg ALSO not wrangle a fucking jungle with real fucking trees?!?!?! Was that one just too fucking hard to find? I mean, global warming and pollution are a bitch but I had NO FUCKING IDEA that ALL THE JUNGLE is GONE!!! I've seen better fucking jungles in a cartoon.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Because he left the action to gather up camels (remember, more than he needed to repay his brother-in-law... they say as much at the end) instead of helping Indy. Sallah from Raiders would not have done that.<BR><BR>I love the movie, but you can't tell me that Sallah and Brody from the first film are the same characters in Last Crusade. They look like 'em, sound like 'em, but don't act like them.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    ... who are you arguing with?

  • July 19, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I use to think the X disappeared as well but..

    by ndally

    When you loom closely(especially when it's aired here in Canada on HD many times) that the X is actually there. The dust that Indy blows covers it little so it's harder to make it out. But when I had the VHS I thought that it was the worst mistake ever but it's just a lighting/camera angle/the dust that makes it "disappear". But the comedy in this film just ruined it for me. Harrisons acting is a little bad at times the "who gives a damn what you think" delivery is cringe worthy. But Connery and John Williams plus the action= a good time just not as entertaining and flat out awesome as raiders and temple. Oddly enough my favourite action scene in Crusade is the motorcycle chase which was a reshoot and after thought that speilberg had when realized he wanted more action and up the ante(he even paid for the scene to be filmed out of his own pocket). He says in the Complete making Of book that he really wanted to make up for temple so he added the motorcycle chase. Actually when I first watched Kingdom of Crystal Skull I thought it had less action then last crusade which kind of pissed me off. You'd think they would try to out do the last film action wise. Crusade really has the most action out of all the Indy films which makes it a tad more exciting than Kingdom of etc etc. But ya for some reason these movies play in HD all the time, do you guys in the states get that at all or no? And it's proper aspect ratio no zooming in. These movies look fucking AMAZING in HD. Douglas Slocombes work is genius. Indy 4 looks to polished and glossy compared to the first 3. Can't wait for the blu-ray.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Any chance of a ToD pic Quint?

    by DirkD13"

    It's my personal fave, it's just so different in tone to Raiders. A great sequel to a great original.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Yes but Sallah and Brody were older.

    by RPLocke

    Brody would NOT have been an adventurer, Sallah would not risk his life either because he had a family to go back to.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Myself? LOL! The last talkback, I guess, that got all het up about KOTCS versus the rest. It's one thing to have a academic argument regarding the relative quality of each of the films, but Lao_Che's compilation enables an almost scene-by-scene comparison of the four movies. Got me worked up again. That having been said, point taken, Quint. ;-)

  • July 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade rules

    by Logan_1973

    And I really don't get the "greedy arab" thing.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    And thanks for the pics, Quint

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Lovin' 'em!

  • July 19, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by DangerMan

    Aren't all these shots in that Indiana Jones coffee table book? Why are they here? I noticed Script Girl is still plying her awful wares on You Tube, including a lousy Mel Gibson parody.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    There'll be nosebleeds if it's Crystal Skull tomorrow..

    by davidwebb

    Just now, its simmering.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    @ Quint

    by Witwiki50

    you know, it always get me how people can say ''that character would never of done that'' or ''nah, thats not like him'', when infact it is like him to do it, know why? cos lucas and speilberg who wrote and directed the damn thing also created the character of Sallah! This means that pretty much whatever they say and write for this guy to do/be, then we have to take it as it is. If you draw a cartoon character and give him 1 leg, i have to believe he has just the one leg because its your creation, but then if after time you say 'you know, hes now got 2 legs cos i want him to have 2 legs' id have to say, ok, fine, your the one in charge, your the creator, who am i to argue with that!? The fact remains that you movie 'experts' as you like to be called always love to find something wrong with what 'you' think should be another way. ''You know, I have some problems with the film, but I still have a lot of love for it''. You have problems with the film??? ok, so like what? 'you' dont like the idea someone can be greedy?, or maybe it was a little far fetched for you? unlike a movie that everyone rates highly on here like King Kong, a 70ft gorilla that climbs up the empire state building! hmmmmmm not too far fetched at all, so lets praise that one and give it 9 out of 10! see my point?

  • July 19, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Hey had a family in Raiders, too... a family we even see and spend a little time with. That didn't stop him from standing up to the Nazis and helping Indy find the Ark.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I understand the power of the creator and of course they have the ultimate say, but that doesn't mean I have to like it and can't call out inconsistency. Indy if a fairly consistent character, even in Crystal Skull, so why not the rest of the characters? That's my biggest beef with the fourth film... what they do to Marion, making her a grinning buffoon and Indy's biggest fan.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I did one yesterday. Click the Temple of Doom link at the bottom of the article.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Crusade Was Fun

    by Acquanetta

    The Indy film where he starts out on fake boat, bumps into Hitler for a quick laugh, and ends up meeting an immortal knight who sits in a room all day with little cups. All of which begs the question: At what point is it okay to admit this franchise is all about escaping reality- as opposed to having it reflected back at you?

  • July 19, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    In-fuckin'-correct. Simply by virtue of the fact that the original creator of the character has the character subsequently doing something else does not mean that the character would have done that. See, if George and Stephen and Harrison have Indy becoming a hippie in the next one, joining hands and singing "kumbayah," doesn't mean that it's the same Indy character or the one who "would have" or "wouldn't have" done that. I mean, I don't necessarily agree with Quint's assessment, but that doesn't justify that anything Indy or any other character does is "in character" simply by virtue of the fact that George, Stephen, or Harrison wrote it.<p>In fact, you ever read the original Indy script written by Kasdan? It's pretty much straight said that she was a whore in Nepal after Abner died. Now, that was cut out of the movie and the script heavily edited (some of which later appeared in ToD), but where do you draw the line on your claim? If George gets a massive head injury and decides that Indy is a homosexual pedophile, is that, too, okay?

  • July 19, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    An immortal knight who sits in a room all day

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    With little cups? C'mon! Even an immortal knight has to urinate. Betcha can't guess why Donovan "chose poorly!"<p>Ptah! Piss! You give me piss to drink?!?!?<p>No. Is not piss. Is new flavor of Mountain Dew!

  • July 19, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    best indy movie!

    by 1st and only

    i love indy 3...

  • July 19, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Yeah, But Indy was his life long friend, why wouldn't he help Indy. Apparently, there was to be a young Indiana Jones episode where we got to meet a young Belloq and Sallah, and Belloq and Indiana were friends.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I think that Sallah was older in Crusade

    by RPLocke

    Besides, he did help save Henry from the tank, that was ballsy.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by kufirst

    Last Crusade is my personal favorite. I acknowledge that it has some flaws but every Indy film does. Raiders introduced us to Indy and everyone loved it, but in my mind the Last Crusade just seems like the bigger thrill, let alone they're searching for the pinnacle of archaeological finds. Every aspect of the LC supersedes the other two films. The cast, which is far superior to Willie, Short Round and Marion, which as a character has her moments but lacks the bite of Dr. Schneider, the musical motif of the grail gets mind mind churning, the added significance of Jones Sr. and the extended analysis of Hitler's obsession with the occult just put this one above Raiders.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Sallah DROVE to Hatay,Turkey from Egypt to help Indy

    by Tacom

    That's not a quick trip. In RAIDERS he was already working at the Nazi dig. Also you're totally misremembering the scene. Indy wants horses for transportation. Sallah says he'll get the camels but Indy doesn't want camels. Sallah gets five for compensation for his brother-in-laws car. They don't say it's too much. Getting them doesn't hinder Indy at all.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    I Wonder If We'll Get Through All The Superman Films?

    by Acquanetta

    I'm guessing it'll just be the first two (oh, the "Donner Cut", natch), and maybe a pic of Helen Slater from Supergirl. The former have been deemed acceptable to like, while the latter is just obscure and 80s-enough to be considered cool. What's funny about the rampant fanboy denial over Indy 4 is that- in the latter part of the 21st century- someone watching the Raven bar scene for the first time is going to think, "Oh, those two eventually get married and have a son named Mutt."

  • July 19, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Something missed in Crusade

    by RPLocke

    Indy should have asked Sallah how Sallah's boat Captain friend was. That would have been a nice touch.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I proposed to my wife on Campo San Barnaba,

    by BenBraddock

    the square where Indy climbs out of the sewer outside the church! I only found out when I got home that that's where I'd popped the question. Incidentally I love the movie. Genius casting of Connery & Phoenix, great MacGuffin and nice balance of humour and adventure with lots of stunts by real people! Total class. How many trilogies can boast as accomplished a third part as the Indy series?

  • July 19, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Why the Sallah hate in Last Crusade?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    I don't see how the Sallah in Last Crusade is any different from the one in Raiders. He tried his best to recue Brody from the German agents. He came to Henry's rescue when he was on the tank turrets and about to get crushed. As for the "greedy arab" thing, watch that scene again Quint. Sallah brings EXTRA camels as COMPENSATION for his brother-in-law's car. How does that make him greedy? I don't get that at all. He's still helping Indy and appeasing his brother in law, how does that make him bad? Brody is completely changed, but Sallah is pretty consistent.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 19, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Any hate for this film is a joke!

    by Mr Gorilla

    I saw this when I was 17, I had just left school. Went to it in the Empire Leicester Sq, London. A cinema full of people having the time of their lives - there was SO much laughter... OK it's a bit like a comedy sketch now and then but Spielberg managed to keep the sense of wonder at the end. It's been ages since I've felt that audience connection with a movie - the real sense that it plays like theatre, and the crowd laughs, gasps etc. Manipulative, sure, but great entertainment. Watching it at home is fun but just not the same...

  • July 19, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Favorite thing in TLC is the motorcycle chase

    by Tacom

    I love Indy smiling at knocking over the Nazis in the lake and then seeing his dad's stern look and Indy being all "What the?" John Williams' music was great and Henry Sr. smiling at Indy about to joust with a flagpole was a nice touch. I also think cool to find out Spielberg added it after principal photography.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by kufirst

    Sallah took the camels away from Nazis. What's wrong with that?

  • July 19, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    If Lucas made Vader a whiny emo bitch teen

    by Lone Fox

    You'd all be-- wait. Yeah, I know. It writes itself. A creator can't do what they like to a character if it completely contradicts everything that was set up as character prior. That's just bad writing.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The Bicycle Sharer

    by Witwiki50

    ....if george lucas made Indy a homosexual pedophile, then so be it! :D

  • July 19, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    indy again?

    by JAMF

    for fucks sake, all these 'articles' do is remind us how shitty crystal skull is. choose another franchise to post pics from man. NOT star wars. that's even worse.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    Fantastic montage, man!

  • July 19, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    There just wasn't the care and attention to detail that was evident in Raiders and TOD. Everything about Crusade, from the casting to the execution, was totally lackluster. There was no magic to it. Here you have a supposedly immortal knight and they treat him like the handtowel guy in the men's room. A leap of faith jump is explained as visual trickery. Sure the goblet brought Sr. back from the dead, but uh, they barely even talk about it after leaving the cavern. I'm glad some of you enjoy it, but I think for the rest of us Indy fans it's a waste of time to watch it because we know the creator didn't even care for it.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Even though it sucked, at least you could tell Spielberg gave a shit. But hey, Ford is getting up there on age. There's really only so much you can do with him in an action movie. I can't blame them for trying.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Well, at least you're consistent, Witwiki

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Of course, "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."<p>But I guess that cuts both ways, huh? Let us not say that George, Stephen, and Harrison have little minds then. ;-)

  • July 19, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    No news about David Prowse being banned

    by CellarDweller

    from Star Wars-related conventions? Way to be on the ball AICN! Jabba the Lucas screwed Prowse out of a decent paycheck when he made the first SW films, didn't tell Prowse he was going to replace his voice and face with other actors, and now he's taking away his ability to make a living at conventions that he lives for. I've met the man and Prowse is very kind and gracious. Fuck you Lucas, you greedy, power-hungry hack!

  • July 19, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    You can completely contradict your prior character

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    If you explain it. You know, the Nazi who becomes a Buddhist (Seven Years in Tibet) or the neo-Nazi who forswears racism (American History X). I know that those both occur WITHIN the movie (character arc), but the same can apply cross-film. Again, though, explain it.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by kufirst

    There's something to be said about Spielberg and Lucas downgrading later installments in their respective trilogies, maybe they feel they just don't need to try as hard to appeal to their audiences, but in my opinion LC still trumps ROTLA.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I like this "column"

    by HypeEndsHere

    but this pic is weak. couldn't be less interesting. look up some Mifune behind the scenes pics. all the ones ive seen are good.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by Horgy

    If you actually do the math, Indy WAS a pedophile. Marion would have been somewhere around 15 when Indy hooked up with her and left. Indy was around 27 at the time. No word on homosexual, though. Must investigate further...

  • July 19, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Rather than classify Indy as "pedophile"

    by HypeEndsHere

    i'd chalk it up to lazy writing. i mean, the same thing happened in Star Wars. Darth Vader was 40 when he died in ROTJ? wtf? more likely they just rushed it and had an actor way too young play anakin.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Sallah saved indy MANY times in Crusade

    by RPLocke

    He saves Henry a few times, but he failed to save Marcus from the Nazis when they kidnapped him.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Just saw something on this Indy pedophile thing recently

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Wait. Wasn't there a recent post here by someone (Quint himself) that had the transcripts of the story meeting on Raiders when the whole thing was hatched. Pretty sure that they mentioned that Marion was under-age and that Indy was WAAAAAY older.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Prowse has DISSED Star Wars many times in the past. No wonder he wasn't invited.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Hell, I'm 27 and if a 15 year old cutie wanted to give herself to me - and there were no laws against it - I'd fuck her! Good on Indy, he fucked her sweet virgin snatch and left her! I have more respect for him now.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Not lazy writing, HypeEndsHere

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Would someone please point us in the direction of those brainstorming sessions on Indy? Pretty sure that was on here. They explicitly discuss the age difference in the two. It's not mentioned in the movies (like Horgy said, do the math), but it was discussed.<p>Shit, just go look at Wiki on Marion Ravenwood. It's like the third sentence.<p>And, yes, the definition of pedophile is being stretched a bit here by Horgy.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    There is a shot in Last Crusade...

    by TedKordLives

    Right after Sallah punches the SS agent thru the newspaper, that Marcus comes into the shot, watching the action with a bemused look on his face. <P> But it's identical to a shot from BACK TO THE FUTURE, right after Marty punches out Biff in the cafe. <P> I don't have a point, just sharing the observation.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    That is fucked up, BP

    by The Bicycle Sharer


  • July 19, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I've DISSED Star Wars many times in the past

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Maybe George will ban me from ever getting to see another Star Wars product by not producing any more of them? That would be nice.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by CellarDweller

    I understand WHY Prowse was banned, I just don't agree with the decision to take away his ability to make a living and meet with his legions of fans. I think he has a right to be pissed and shouldn't have to suck George's cock to be allowed to participate in the conventions.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Rampant fanboy denial of Indy IV

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I don't deny it happened, but, like a rape victim, I choose to not remember it. (Yeah, I went there and the analogy is pretty fuckin' apropos.) Just 'cause some idiot wants to think about it in the latter 21st century don't make a pleasurable thing in the here-and-now.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Nobody took Prowse's ability to make money away

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    What fuckin' economy do you live in? I got no love of George, but, seriously, "took away his ability to make a living?" Fucking please. Took away his ability to make a lucrative and easy living maybe. And he's goddamned 75 years old AND a British citizen and participant in the British dole. And he's fucking 75 years old! If he hasn't "made a living" by now, he deserves to fucking starve.<p>(All of the above is rhetorical. I'm sure David Prowse is a wonderful, caring individual who doesn't feel that he has been "denied the ability to make a living" and who probably feels that such hyperbole is over-the-top.)

  • July 19, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Just kiddin' Bicycle Sharer

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Talkbacks bring out the worst sometimes. I'd never do that. But you gotta love Indy for picking the fruit whilst its fresh ;-)

  • July 19, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by kufirst

    Marion does chastise Indy for 'hurting' her in their previous affairs so he certainly might have some unscrupulous tendencies. Whether or not Spielberg and Co. meant for this to be a moral flaw of Indiana's or just a writing continuity error CANNOT be known, moreover it's probably just literary laziness.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    What the article DOESN'T mention is that he's only banned from Lucasfilm events, NOT every convention. Besides, I don't know why Lucasfilm won't let him in either. There's going to be a ton of hypocrites at C V anyway.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Yet ANOTHER opportunity to dump on INDY 4...

    by Cervantes're spoiling us. As I'm a completist, i'll accept - CRYSTAL SKULL isn't fit to wipe the ass of LAST CRUSADE, and it's perfect ending! Should have kept things left like that, if CRYSTAL SKULL was the best they could come up with after all the possibilites...<P>Oh, and can we please get a behind-the-scenes from Carpenter's THE THING soon, so we can vent about the upcoming Prequel for that too?

  • July 19, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    They should ban the new trilogy from SW conventions

    by HypeEndsHere

    cuz that shit aint star wars.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST


    by BoopyBeepy

    "Sure the goblet brought Sr. back from the dead, but uh, they barely even talk about it after leaving the cavern." They kind of ride into the sunset after that. It's the end of the movie. What are they supposed to say about it? And The Immortal Knight was really tired and out of shape, thats why they treated him like a handtowel guy. He had all the chalices backing him up, so it didn't matter that he couldn't swing a sword.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by CellarDweller

    I wouldn't put it past Lucas to prevent or sue Prowse from trying to make any money off images of Darth Vader he signs at non-Lucasfilm conventions. The whole movie industry if full of hypocrisy. Lucas is a douche for being so thin-skinned. I'm sure most of the actors and many of the crew who have worked for Lucas can't stand the man. Prowse just has the balls to speak his mind. Greedo shot first? Suck it Lucas!

  • July 19, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    First Indy I saw in a theater,

    by ballyhoo

  • July 19, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    leave it to Quint to think that Indy is Spielberg's idea

    by BillboeFett

    when he was created by Lucas, the stories are written by Lucas, and Lucas produces, and had final cut on alot of the movies.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Immortal Knight

    by kufirst

    How does the Immortal Knight speak the same form of English, because i'm doubting that every time a visitor came to the site of the grail they were accompanied by an English teacher to inform the Knight of the transformations of the English language, let alone accounting for the Great Vowel Shift taking place during the Renaissance. Now come on!

  • July 19, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    leave it to the TBers scratching their heads as to why

    by BillboeFett

    there was so much CG employed in Crystal Skull when GEORGE LUCAS was involved

  • July 19, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Speaking of hypocrisy...

    by CellarDweller

    Lucas has been happy to take all our money over the years for Stars Wars and Indy-related movies and merchandise and makes a pretty penny from the conventions but he rarely (if ever) shows up at the cons to meet the people who made him a billionaire. That fat, flanneled fuck is a world class ass.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by kufirst

    How does Lucas also have the power to copyright the term 'droid'. When android and the like were clearly in use before then. What a tool.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I don't know why so many people are quick to judge Lucas when Prowse was out there spilling spoilers before Jedi even came out.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I saw Lucas at C III, and he's coming to C V, so you're wrong again. Also Lucas has appeared at two ESB Charity screenings this summer along. Try again fuckface.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Prowse has sour grapes

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    I heard an interview once where he said Lucas made sure most of the SW cast were "well looked after" but he wasn't one of them. Hence Prowse flaming Lucas in interviews. Seems like Lucas has had Prowse banned in retaliation. There ya go, make your own assumptions.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by CellarDweller

    IF Prowse spilled spoilers about Jedi, it was only in retaliation for Lucas dubbing his voice with James Earl Jones in Star Wars ("A New Hope.") I don't think fans have been quick to judge Lucas. Most of us had high hopes for the prequels despite the Ewoks in Jedi and "Special" Editions. Most of us are pissed b/c he squandered all the posibilities the prequels had and replaced them with a whiney Anakin, annoying sidekicks (ahem, Jar Jar) and an over emphasis on politics. We even had high hopes for Indy IV despite ruining the prequels and he even fucked that up. Enouh is enough. Lucas is the true evil emperor and isn't getting anymore of my money.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by Lemure_v2

    This film has two of the only things Jones needs. Lucas only bought money and CGI.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by CellarDweller

    He wasn't at CIV and doesn't go to the vast majority of cons. I'm happy for you that he's going to CV. Hopefully you'll have a chance to be anal raped by him in person. You fucking Lucas appologist.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Why wouldn't Lucas dub Prowse? Doesn't James Earl Jones have the better voice? Look at all those Jabba creatures that got 10 seconds of screen time with NO voice. I don't see them complaining.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Why wouldn't Lucas dub Prowse? Doesn't James Earl Jones have the better voice? Look at all those Jabba creatures that got 10 seconds of screen time with NO voice. I don't see them complaining.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by CellarDweller

    I'm not saying Lucas shouldn't have dubbed Prowse. He should have been honest about his intentions when he hired Prowse. Lucas also lied to Prowse and told him that Prowse would be the voice and face of Anakin at the end of Jedi. I'd type more but it's hard to type AND give your mother and sister a golden shower at the same time.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Indy HD question

    by ndally

    I mentioned earlier that the first 3 Indy movies air on a regular basis in Canada and in HD, they look amazing but was wondering if you guys in the states have had a chance to see them in HD. We get American channels here but they never air Indiana Jones. Spike plays Star Wars every other weekend but I never see Indy on the American stations which sucks cause these movies in HD is something to behold. Especially Last Crusade. The blue sky in the opening scene is fucking brilliant. The Indy 4 looks all glossy and over lit the image is almost to clean. Anyone else find that? They shoulda used 80s film stock or something. The CGI doesn't bother me cause all the Indy movies have been visual effects heavey and used the best of what was available at the time of production..except for Indy 4 they decided to let the quality of the CGI look like ass. So I don't get why people have an issue with CGI. The Donovan transformation @ the end of Last Crusade was the first sequence to be digitally manipulated(scanned through a computer @ time lapsed) so the hippocracy on CGI is fanboy bullshit

  • July 19, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic should be from....

    by hot_ham_water_fan

    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull... that talkback would have me laughing my ass off at work.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Leave it to Bilbo...

    by Quint

    to not read the article then act like a dick in talkback. I say that Indy's other father, Lucas, is missing. Maybe if you learn to read your trolling will be more effective.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Always been my favorite

    by spaceherpe

    Don't care what some of you fuckers say, this is my favorite Indy film. More chases, more Nazi assholes (Just ain't Indy without them), Connery, humor, emotion, etc, etc. I prefer the Grail story to the Ark story too. While the opening is a bit cheesy, its the proper way to tell an origin story. Short and sweet and then back to business.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    leave it to Quint to:

    by BillboeFett

    a) to fall for a pizza prank involving Ravvy and Ratner <p> <P> </BR> b) forget he wrote this line in his own article: "especially considering that Indiana Jones was Spielberg's attempt at doing his own James Bond series"

  • July 19, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    ndally, this weekend I watched Raiders, Doom, Last Crusade

    by BillboeFett

    and Crystal Skull, all in HD. Quality was EXCELLENT, and my only complaint was they cropped and zoomed to have it fill the entire screen (except for the opening credits which still had the black bars). The image looked magnificent. I agree the last film looked more like video and had pretty much no grain and less definition.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade is the most quotable of all 4

    by performingmonkey

    It also has some amazing scenes and setups that were sadly marred by other crappy little comedy moments, a lot of which didn't work. What DOES work is the relationship between Ford and Connery, that is brilliant. I absolutely love the scene when Indy is telling his dad about going into the tomb. Both their performances there are top.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    temple of doom is probably my favorite

    by BillboeFett

    but I think Raiders is the absolute classic

  • July 19, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know why

    by BillboeFett

    we all believe Doom took place chronologically before Raiders? I forget what the reasons were

  • July 19, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Again, maybe if you learn to read you'll look into the history of this franchise. It did start with Steven Spielberg wanting to do a James Bond style film, but not wanting to jump into that already established universe. When he collaborated with Lucas, bringing this globe-trotting action idea and a shared love for movie serials is what created Indiana Jones. You're trying to make something out of nothing. Again.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    "I'm sorry son. They got us..."

    by Logan_1973

    Gets me every time...

  • July 19, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    and "no ticket"

    by Logan_1973

    Quotable of all 4 indeed.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    It's the title card at the beginning of Doom that has the year as 1935, a year before the events in Raiders.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    By far the least of the original three

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Great opening sequence but Connery completely overshadows Indy. Lame shtick, some lazy direction from Spielberg and awful FX work, and basically an uninspired retread of Raiders.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Because ToD has a title card that reads "Shanghai, 1935", whereas Raider's is "South America, 1936"

  • July 19, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Quint, I wasn't trolling

    by BillboeFett

    I was just having some fun, so ease on down, brother. <p> </BR> <P> Here's an example of a possible troll: "So I rented ALIEN APOCALYPSE 2 starring Adrian Zmed and Bruce Abbott, had a 'glowing' review from Quint of AICN on the back: "I saw it!" -Eric Vespe, AICN. <p> </BR> <P> etc.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    1935 vs. 1936

    by BillboeFett

    cool, didn't catch that

  • July 19, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Remember the teaser?

    by TedKordLives

    I do. It was all behind-the-scenes stuff-filming in the desert, showing the chairs with the title on the back, Harrison stapling the hat onto his head (jokingly, I guess). <P>First sequel trailer that had me out-of-my-seat excited.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Photo Caption:

    by Gunslinger1919

    "So I said to DePalma, 'Go on, son. If you think you know what you're doing put your balls right here.'" (in Connery accent).

  • July 19, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST


    by Witwiki50

    I love all the Indy movies, yes IV wasnt 'as' good. but it was still a much wanted return to the franchise. As for the Characters and how they changed through the movies, personally at the time of when they came about (and im talking to you too Quint), i was a child and all i cared for was Indiana Jones. He was cool, he was funny, he was and still is the man i want to grow up to be, everyone else in the movies were there to give him an excuse to either beat up, kiss, or share a line with. Not saying that they werent great characters though, they were all great, its just that the one we all cared about was Indy,....and His dad of course

  • July 19, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    How the Hell is Temple of Doom in any way a good Jones film?

    by Darth_Von_Stroheim

    Out of all 4 (yes, I said ALL 4) it is the weakest. I consider it a guilty pleasure at best. There are some really memorable bits of soundtrack, some great action set pieces, but apart from that it is corny and stupid. I don't care that it is considered the "darker, edgier" entry in the series. It is in no way The Empire Strikes Back of the Indy films. Mola Ram, the villain, is by far the hammiest, least serious villain in the whole damn series and Willie Scott is the worst excuse for a love interest ever! All she fucking does is scream! Shorty was pretty cool though. Wouldn't have minded him showing up in another Indy movie. P.S. The Shankara stone looks cheap, like it's made out of plastic and resembles a potato with three strips peeled out of it. "Go ahead Doctor Jones! Drop de stones! Dey vill be found. You von't! Ahahahahahaha!!!" Ughhhh...

  • July 19, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    The Sean-Connery Stones

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Sorry, had to do it. There were five Sean-Connery Stones in the beginning, THIEVES LIKE ME! Or were they sold off by Spies Like Us? (Must . . . drink . . . more to find answer . . .)

  • July 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Actually, Last Crusade is more ESB than TOD

    by RPLocke

    Indiana Jones finds his father and he reconciles with him during the movie. He also comes to terms with Marcus being on an adventure with him, and during the course of the adventure his Dad even comes around and treats him kike an adult. it's a very adult Indy movie. That's probably why some people here trash it.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I thought I'd lost you, boy.

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    I admit, that always gets me. I mean, it's not Old Yeller being shot in the background, but still, a nice moment.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Doom was a good Jones film and perfect followup

    by Logan_1973

    Perfect because it was sobering. Exactly what was needed.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, and the X DOES NOT disappear

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    The illusion is when the light hits it from the window up top. Look closely, you can barely see the outline of the X when they cut back to the ground. After all if the X were flashing neon, what a shitty hiding place.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    DAMN You, Darth_Von_Stroheim

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    I have those lines stuck in my head now. Lol. Let's just go ahead and finish the Mola Ram bit, "Ya-NAHHH!" (And throw in a couple of "Behind you"s!) There we go.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Conery: I had the tiger's balls right there in my hands

    by mistergreen

  • July 19, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Spielberg: That sounds really interesting

    by mistergreen

  • July 19, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Ford: I can soooo beat you up

    by mistergreen

  • July 19, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Are you guys done stroking each other?

  • July 19, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 19, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The guy in the background,

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    between Harrison and Steven looks like he's getting ready for a fight. "I'm gonna kick Mola Ram's ASS!" (murmurs) "What? Oh, well if he WERE in this film . . ."

  • July 19, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It had a premature ending. Too abrupt. You find the grail, come back from the dead ... and there's no real closure to the story as to the meaning of actually finding the grail. It's like I said, they really didn't care.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • July 19, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Doom vs Crusade

    by dokkenfan

    Like Crusade a lot,however despite the creators opinions, I think Temple is a better film. I like that it was dark and different. Bringing back the Nazis in Crusade seemed like a cheat to me. Both are very good though, very good.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Stroheim I loved Mola Ram's hamminess

    by Tacom

    "You don't you believe me? You will Doctor Jones! You will become a TRUE believer!!!!"

  • July 19, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    "INDY!! I ROVE YOU!!!"

    by BringingSexyBack

    *Burns Indy like a barbeque*

  • July 19, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Willie: "I had bugs for lunch."

  • July 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by magnetoelectric

    You gonna go and write up a piece for Kong 360 @ Universal Studios?

  • July 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Indy: *Takes the right tunnel*

  • July 19, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    And ToD had Dan Aykroyd cameo.

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    (I know most fans know this, but I still meet folks who didn't realize and if I can help make just one person's life a little better . . .)

  • July 19, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Ass-kicking ensues.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Re: Rampant fanboy denial of Indy IV

    by Acquanetta

    Whether someone likes Indy 4 or doesn't like it is irrelevant. The film is now canon. And a quick look at just about any series- from Sherlock Holmes to Star Trek- reveals that canon endures long after criticism fades.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, kid.

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    That gets me, too. (I mean, it's not Old Yell- oh fuck it.)

  • July 19, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    When Shorty gives Indy his hat, and Indy puts the cap on Shorty, I'm literally in a fetal position ... bawling.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah! Now let's get outta here!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Right! All of us, bitch! Sheeeet! Though I HATE - LOATHE - the delivery of "You drink black blood of Kali, er, I mean MILK! You drink milk, you not wake up from nightmare."

  • July 19, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah! Now let's get outta here!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Right! All of us, bitch! Sheeeet! Though I HATE - LOATHE - the delivery of "You drink black blood of Kali, er, I mean MILK! You drink milk, you not wake up from nightmare."

  • July 19, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    THAT FUCKING LINE! JUST LIKE ESB's "Two fighters against a star destroyah!" (Irv must of been taking a piss!)So, clearly we see they are EXACTLY the same movie!

  • July 19, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Indy: *Spits it out* <P> Shorty: *Gets whipped like a donkey*

  • July 19, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Mother F*ck! I've been double-posted!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

  • July 19, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    "There are two dead people out here!"

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    "They're gonna be two dead people in here! HURRY!" *fist pump* "Do it, NOW!"(then one of the best looks of Ford's career) "Willie, weee are going . . to DIE!"

  • July 19, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Best scene in TOD is when Indy Hangs the Thugee

    by RPLocke

    after they fight. Best moment.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Only if you don't count,

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    "SHORTY! Where's my razor!"

  • July 19, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Background: *Shorty punching out little bad guy*

  • July 19, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Did anyone read the ToD book?

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    (Look, I was a kid.) But on the plane, Indy catches a falling egg (from a crate) in his sleep and that is why the pilots don't just shoot him. They feel he is protected and so do the jump dealie. JUST a little bit of pointless trivia.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The f*cking bank, that's where you take that!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

  • July 19, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Doom sucks

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Revisionist history that it doesn't. One word: Willie. 'Nuff said.

  • July 19, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    DOOM was horrible, but the game folks

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    really seemed to like. (YES! That was lame of me!)

  • July 19, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    That fucking X Wing pilot forgot about the ION CANNON? And the fact his fucking ship was armed JEZUS.

  • July 19, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Haha, yeah RP

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    that guy must have been a Starlog contest winner. ( . . . and you can say a line in ESB! Get yourself one of them fancy SAG cards!)And, if anyone saw my post in the Throw me the Idol post, they know I'm using the "competition winner" deal from BPSloth (sp?)

  • July 19, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I love the ageist crap here...

    by crankyoldguy

    from wussy-boys, generally. Their parts will fall off before 60, just watch. Idiots. And also amused how they think they're film experts. Morons with no heart, no soul. Probably no valid relationships, either.

  • July 19, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade

    by Yelsaeb

    Last Crusade is second only to Raiders. Sean Connery is golden. And are we going to get an Indy 4 BTS, Quint? I don't mean to be an Indy 4 fanboy, but Shia swinging with monkeys doesn't mean you can crap on it for ever.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    JEDI cinematographer Alan Hume died last week.

    by Tacom

    I just found that out.

  • July 20, 2010, 1 a.m. CST


    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    Surely Indy reconciling with his father makes TLC the Return of the Jedi of the series? <p> Comparing the Indiana Jones series to Star Wars is wrong. Compare them to the Dirty Harry films.<p> Crystal Skull is The Dead Pool

  • July 20, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke


  • July 20, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST

    How i fucking despise this fucking movie!

    by AsimovLives

    Indiana Jones In Name Only indeed!

  • July 20, 2010, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Oh Jesus, it's you again

    by Sicuv Uyall

  • July 20, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    In name only...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    if you're saying that Crystal Skull ranks anything above 4th in the series, than you truly are a fucking retard.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Sicuv Uyall

    by AsimovLives

    Did i say anything like that? did i said anything like that? Where is it that can make you think that i said anything like that? LAST CRUSADE is crap, and INDY 4: THE SKULLFUCK is even worst. That's how it is. Savvy now, friend?

  • July 20, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

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  • July 20, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Your lucky Quint

    by OSAMP1

    My first big event films in my memory is Independece Day.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST


    by OSAMP1

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  • July 20, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    i dont like fast women

    by Jonny_boba

    my god you guys are at each others throats today! I never realised there was this much hate and debate about Last Crusade. I absolutely adore this film and cant seperate any of the original 3 from each other. They are brilliant and nothing has ever come close to emulating the coolness the action the comedy that are indy's adventures. Im really gobsmacked that people dont like the last crusade. there isnt a bad scene in it and this crack about sallah as a greedy arab???? WTF did you not see him punch that nazi henchman through a newspaper! May the brotherhood of the cruciform sword protect its honor from the haters

  • July 20, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Lando claims in Jedi that the fleet has a

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    better chance against the destroyers than against, "that Death Star!" Unless of course you just fly around to the other side of it where there is no laser. (Also, how can a line in space hold anything, just fly in any other direction! It's space!) Okay, back to Jones. (Clockwork is like a bad penny!)

  • July 20, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    Whiney mofos that compare their disappointment in a movie to the act of rape deserve to have their stupid fookin' heads kicked in... And that include Harry Knowles.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    To be fair the Death Star's did have those turbo lasers that could get you once you got close. But you're right, just approach anything (big, fighters can zoom around and follow you) you want to destroy from directly above it. <p> I'd imagine it would take a long time to manuever a Star Destoyer 90 degrees.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    That damn fucking tie!

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

  • July 20, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    "So I said to Oddjob..."

    by CountryBoy

  • July 20, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    And how does a destroyer FALL (nose-dive) into the Death Star? I suppose the Star could be big enough to have a gravitational pull? And just so everyone doesn't think I'm nitpicking, none of that bothers me. Jedi has many real (or is the totem still spinning?) problems, but riffing (MST3K-style, of course) is so much fun. "Everybody's lost but me?"

  • July 20, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    "So I said to Boorman you're not getting

    by Sailor Rip

    me in no fucking red diaper!"

  • July 20, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    AICN is the 4chan of movies

    by DioxholsterReturns

    this whole pic of the day thing is odd

  • July 20, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Never Say Never Again

    by Abominable Snowcone


  • July 20, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Zantar, or Zultan, or Xanex was

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    such a Boorman! Get it? Can anyone see the cleverness pouring like bullets from a floating head. (Actually, I've only seen the beginning and promised when I had more wookiee-weed to watch the whole thing. So ignore me.) (Then you say, "That won't be too hard.")

  • July 20, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Quint, you're wrong...

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    Spielberg and Lucas were relaxing in Hawaii and Lucas asked what SS's next project would be. <p> SS said he wanted to do a James Bond film. <p> GL said "I've got something better than that" <p> GL then introduced SS to the idea and character of Indiana Smith. Yes, SS did ask if they could change it to "Jones". <p> Maury, do you have anything to add? <p> "George Lucas.... you ARE the father"

  • July 20, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Quint, you're also blind...

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    Sallah was the same character as before. He showed courage in fighting the Nazi agents in his attempt to get Brody away. <p> Sallah was more willing to face Nazi soldiers than return to his brother-in-law empty handed after the destruction of his B-i-L's car. <p> As for Brody... we never saw Marcus in the field. We only saw a couple brief scenes with Marcus in Raiders. So how do we even know that his character was any different?

  • July 20, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Never understood the Brody complaint

    by bah

    I mean, I get that he's depicted as foolish. But what does that contradict? What about him in the first film do people feel was changed in the third? And yeah, I don't get the Sallah complaint either.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I think the "family-friendly" Last Crusade

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    made all the characters a little less serious, shall we say. It's not that they really ramped up the camp, just, ,I don't know, I think the dialogue wasn't as well written. Almost like it (camp-bits)were written for the joke instead of the situation like the first two. And please get rid of "bad penny" line.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    K-Skull question

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Why, oh why, did Ford / Indy mispronounce "nuclear" as "noo-cu-lar," and why didn't they fix it? I mean, it was a needless line to begin with: "Exactly what am I being accused of here, besides surviving a noo-cu-lar blast?"<p> I'm aware back then such blasts were described as being "atomic" more often then "nuclear," but why bother having Indy say that shit at all, much less say it wrong?

  • July 20, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    And Willie Scott and Short Round were "serious"?

  • July 20, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I'm not talking about individual characters.

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    I just mean the movies as a whole. I never felt Shorty or Willie said anything that seemed out of place to the story being told. I get some people didn't like the story. Now, maybe Indy had a bad penny line in the first two, but I was so enthralled with the atmosphere I didn't catch it. And perhaps I didn't articulate my point very well. That said, I love the first three movies. I just felt Boam's words to be more "dated" or, "up-to-dated". Shit, there go the quotes again!

  • July 20, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Why so serious?

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Well, someone was bound to type it!

  • July 20, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I like to think

    by Abominable Snowcone

    that after the events in TOD, Indy gave it to Willie and--until the events in Raiders--her backside was indeed his "greatest adventure" and he gave her back the antidote, if you know what I mean, and I think you do

  • July 20, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Abominable - Lol, shit, dude.

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Now there's some fortune and glory! But will it be in 3-D! (Oh, I'll make you lose your voice, baby. WTF! Shorty, get that fucking elephant OUT of here!

  • July 20, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    the three Indys

    by redkamel

    the fourth doesnt exist.<p>Raiders is obviously the best.<p>ToD, for all the crap it catches, still has that serial adventure feel. Sacrifices, damsel in distress, cheesy villain, lost in the jungle. I saw it when I was around 10-13 and discounted it, but on a re-view in my mid 20s I thought it was great; if anything, its feels even MORE like an old radio serial than Raiders (Used to listen to em in high school at midnight!)<p>Last Crusade was the odd one out of the bunch, but it was kind of cool to have an Indy with some comedy. Although the weakest of the three, with Sean Connery's delivery and hat, I can't ever hate it. Its still better than a shitload of movies. They did change some of the characters a little, but I never really noticed..I mean, Marions in danger so maybe she fell back in love with Indy. Salla stealing camels isnt weird. The change in marcus was huge, and I was bummed. But it was worth it I got a "lifetime laugh" out of it since I never saw it coming;. <p>This scene makes me laugh at least every other week when it pops in my head:"He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Brody's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already" "Uh, does anyone here speak English?"

  • July 20, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Amen, redkamel, ToD

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    is easily the most realized "old school" serial adventure of them all. Again, I don't get the lack of appreciation. And Skull just feels like they were sitting around drinking and decided to film it in Ford's backyard with hastily, drunken, drafted cue-cards. "And we can end it by, wait for it, Indy walking in through the front door with no tension. . . and, setting the skull down on a table!" Fuck yeah!

  • July 20, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Nice try, Lao Che

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Nice try, Lao Che is an oft-quoted line at Abom's house. Whenever me or the kids messes something up, we tease "Nice try, Lao Che."

  • July 20, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    "Can you fly a plane?"

    by Abominable Snowcone

    "No--can you?"<p> "No."<p> "Well, since we're going to die, I'll lock the cabin door so Shorty can't watch as I explore your lush, moist Lost Secret Garden."

  • July 20, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Hey, Willie forget the Sean-Connery Stones

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    for a while. I may not have some diamonds, but I got some pearls, baby! They glow when you get close to them. Go on . . . closer. Closer. (I am so wrong.)

  • July 20, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • July 20, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    The hate and unappreciation about TEMPLE OF DOOM is just stupid

    by AsimovLives

    There's no other way to put it. There's no gentle way to say this. Hating and disliking TEMPLE OF DOOM is just dumb. It's compeltly missing the point about the porpose and the influences of the Indiana Jones character. In many ways, TEMPLE OF DOOM is an even purer Indy movie then even the very movie that kickstarted it all, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. As for the dispicable LAST CRUISADE, that movie feels like th work of insecure people who were retreading to already crossed paths. and worst, the movie feels liek it's following trends instead of starting then, like Raiders did. While Raiders has this intemporal feel to it, a movie which could as easily been made in the 50s, the 80s or today, LAST CRUSADE is a full out 80s action movie. It's spielberg trying to keep up with the 80s action bullshit of the time it was made, it has none of the assured hand he had with both RAIDERS and TEMPLE OF DOOM. And the least said about the story the better. A complete retread and retreat to RAIDERS including the villains and pseudo-biblical icons as the object of the quest. Silly and lazy. And with some of the lamest vilalins of the 80s cinema, and not the fault of the actors,because they casted two of the best theater british actors, but simple poor writing and uninspired directing. And i don't even want to go about the fucking shit about Indy and his daddy issues. They couldn't had found a worst way to turn a once iconic badass into a cringe-worthy parody. I even feel embaraced when i watch any scene of that LAST CRUSADE crap. I feel embaraced just by thinking about it. Fuck that movie and the spirit in which it was made. And until CRYSTAL SKULLFUCK, i couldn't imagine a worst way to make an Indy movie, little did i knew that there was. Unbelievable!

  • July 20, 2010, 3 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    ... how not to make an Indiana Jones movie.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I think 1989 was the beginning of the end

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    in a way. Last Crusade, Batman, Ghostbusters 2, none of them really gave me what I was looking for. I mean as far as Blockbusters go in general. There are always exceptions of course. Ironically, television, in 93, with the X-Files really started bringing the quality.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Before X-Files there was TWIN PEAKS. That was the TV show that actually started the whole cinema quality values for TV. Because the director that shot the pilot was non other then David Lynch himself.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Well, I just meant in general - but point taken

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    But HEY! Duchovny was in both! So, everybody wins!

  • July 21, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    What families? The Manson Family? The Bushes? Who? And really, you do not understand at all the concept of irony, do you? You are completly oblivious to it, aren't you? And really, one day, one day, you will be right about something. It hasn't happened yet.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I hate Last Crusade.

    by disfigurehead

  • July 24, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    What might have been

    by Nem_Wan

    If there was no Last Crusade, Sean Connery might have been available to play Spock's long-lost half brother in Star Trek V. I think we all should agree we'd rather have Last Crusade.