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01-05-2004, 09:07 PM
Should Indy fight commies? Would it be boring? Not if he had to deal with Fidel Castro. Having Indy stuck on the Island of Cuba for a period of time could be very interesting. Fighting Commies around the world could be great fun. China, Russia, Cuba, Berkeley.
01-05-2004, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by veloce2
01-06-2004, 06:28 AM
See, my problem with having someone like Castro in the movie is that I don't know if he actually had any interest in archaeaology. Hitler did have an interest in such things, so it made sense to put him up against Jones. As far as I know (and I'll admit that I'm hardly an expert on Cuban history), I don't think Castro is into the occult or anything of that ilk. And, as I've said before, using commies really seems like having a cheap substitute for nazis. Indy is NOT Rambo-- he doesn't need a political enemy again. Let's see him take on a cult or a rival archeaologist instead.
01-06-2004, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by Renderking Fisk
::Breaks the Jaw of a local Howard Dean supporter::
Don't worry about New Hampshire... I got it covered!
::Punches ACLU member between the eyes::
I think Jones could use a little help in Cambridge Mass, though.
Wow, you're feeling violent today. Don't worry, Ren, we won't "misunderestimate you."
Henry Jones Junior
01-06-2004, 12:20 PM
I'm sure you do but wasn't the Army of Darkness dude just kidding. I mean howw could he be serious. But speaking of Ash I think Bruce Campbell could play a good villian he could be like ndy's first student or something.
01-06-2004, 12:35 PM
hehe... "Indiana Jones And The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." Yikes! (but yeah, Bruce Campbell would kind of fit with the Indy movies, I think... has the right level of humor.)
Henry Jones Junior
01-06-2004, 12:41 PM
Renderking I was quite irratated that he did not post the title as a humor thread.
01-06-2004, 01:07 PM
didn't the cubans go commie in 59? I doubt they would have had much power befor that
01-06-2004, 02:19 PM
That thread went off on quite a tangent, though, didn't it? (and now, apparently, so is this one.)
There seems to me one problem with Indy being in Cuba fighting communism beyond all the thorny political issues (i.e. castro being a *****cat compared to the dictator that preceeded him)
That being Cuban revolution happens in 1959, Indiana Jones is 60 years old! and to use the Cubans in any way as a realistic 'enemy' Indy would have to wait a few years before he could blow up some Soviets which for me is a little less unpalatable (but only just) than him killing Cubans. Besides Fidel Castro is just not an Indy villain.
INDIANA JONES IS NOT A COLD WARRIOR!
01-08-2004, 01:39 PM
Interesting aside, I saw an article today about Robert Duvall ripping into Spielberg for Spielberg cozying up with Castro during a cultural exchange trip a number of years ago. Evidently, Spielberg really got a kick out of his 7+ hour visit with the old revolutionary in Cuba.
Here's the link to the story: http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/08/people.duvall.reut/
Who knows, maybe Spielberg has a thing for Cuba and Cuba as a locale could work it's way into Indy IV. While Indy IV will be set before the revolution, I'm sure Cuba in the early '50's was still a rocking place. Does anyone know when did Papa pack it up and leave?
Not that I've been to either locale but I could see the sugar cane plantations and jungles in Hawaii doubling for Cuba -- yes???
[Edited by Joe Brody on 01-08-2004 at 02:55 pm]
01-08-2004, 01:49 PM
Here's a link. Hemingway left in '59.
. . .and here's most of the lyrics from my favorite Billy Bragg song for all you ex-Reds:
It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
Over luxury's disappointment
So he walks over and he's trying
To sympathise with her but he thinks that he should warn her
That the Third World is just around the corner
In the Soviet Union a scientist is blinded
By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
That Dr Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell
At the first hurdle
In the Cheese Pavilion and the only noise I hear
Is the sound of someone stacking chairs
And mopping up spilt beer
And someone asking questions and basking in the light
Of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer
Mixing Pop and Politics he asks me what the use is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
While looking down the corridor
Out to where the van is waiting
I'm looking for the Great Leap Forwards
Jumble sales are organised and pamphlets have been posted
Even after closing time there's still parties to be hosted
You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers
While you're waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
One leap forward, two leaps back
Will politics get me the sack?
Here comes the future and you can't run from it
If you've got a blacklist I want to be on it
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