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Old 09-28-2009, 09:33 PM   #182
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Kasdan couldn't help but base his villain on French writer and antisemite Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (1870-1953).

So if he really took a crack at Indy 4 in 1998, and made it a search for Eden through South America against the rival "Professor Conrad," could he have based such a character on the German botanist Conrad Moench (1744-1805)? He's a lesser figure than Belloc and would surely have been pulled from some encyclopedia of botanists, just speculatin'.
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