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Old 05-24-2011, 11:43 AM   #97
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Even though it prolly wasn't intended, the film has many similarities w/ 1959's classic western "Rio Bravo." Both made by veteran filmmakers returning from a brief hiatus from filmmaking (3 years in Spielberg's case, 4 years in Hawks case). The film represented a turning point in John Wayne's career where he started playing an older character (Indy full embraces his older self). There is a youthful sidekick that appeals to the masses (Ricky Nelson and Shia Labeouf), an old friend w/ troubles (Dean Martin's drunkenness, Ray Winstone's gambling/betrayal). I'm sure there are others, but like I said prolly unintentional.
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