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Old 11-08-2016, 04:08 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by AndyLGR
I just hope they make it seem more of a sweeping story location wise, like the original was. KOTCS didn't have that scope for me.

Though with that said, almost exactly half of Raiders's run time is spent in Egypt. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is more extreme in that regard, devoting all but ~37 minutes of its runtime to South America (slightly over two-thirds), but half to what we might consider the Brazil sections, everything after Indy and Mutt are captured at Nazca. About 86% of Temple of Doom takes place in India, about 66% of that at Pankot or its immediate environs. Last Crusade is the most spread out, with 46% of its runtime spent in 4+ European nations (Italy, Austria, Germany, and whatever section of the Mediterranean coast that chase occurs on). Almost exactly one-third of Last Crusade takes place in Hatay. (All of these are estimated based on DVD chapter times given at

It seems to me, then, that all of the films do a pretty deep dive on one particular location, with others scattered around to varying extents. So what places can an Indy film afford to spend roughly half or more of its runtime at without covering old ground, literally or figuratively?

(Obligatory link to the Globetrotting Indiana Jones thread.)
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