Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Oddly enough Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade are the tougher BTS shots to track down even if it is one of the more recent entries. There was quite a debate going on in the talkbacks to the Temple of Doom picture, but no matter how you organize your favorites I think there’s something to like in every Indy movie.
I felt very let down by Crystal Skull. I recently watched the original three films back to back at the Alamo Drafthouse in glorious 35mm and then I ran home and threw on the Crystal Skull blu-ray to complete the adventure… let's just say that watching the original three films before going into fourth entry doesn’t do it any favors.
But even in that movie there are things I like. The conversation between Indy and Marion in the truck, the warehouse action sequence (despite the clunky nod to the Ark of the Covenant) and Harrison Ford’s performance as Dr. Henry Jones Jr was more invested and alive than anything else he’s been in in the last 10 years.
I know a lot of people don’t like Last Crusade and I have some nitpicks with it, too, but it’s a movie I’ll always be fond of. The father/son relationship between Henry Jones Jr. and Henry Jones Sr is top notch, the old Knight is awesome, the series of tests is awesome, the relic hunting sequence in Venice is great. There’s so much to like about the flick. Oh, and Williams’ score. Holy shit, Williams’ score is amazing… very majestic and melancholy; it gets constant play on my iTunes. Dare I say it’s his last great Indiana Jones score (to date).
So, here’s a shot of Harrison Ford and George Lucas looking over the biplane models used in the flick. I like the little Sean Connery dude standing on the table. Not a bad photo, but I promise to dig up some better ones next time.
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic really nukes the fridge!