I'm not worried about Frank Marshall's statement. KOTCS can be tonally like The Last Crusade and also be like Raiders like George said. What was wrong IMO with TLC wasn't really the lighter tone, which I liked. It was that most of the action paled next to the previous two movies. Yes, there were some great stuff like the tank chase. I also thought the motorcycle chase was fun. But for the most part nothing in TLC ever topped the armrest grabbing, white knuckle causing thrills of Raiders and Temple of Doom! You could tell that they were kind of running out of ideas and that's why they decided then that would be the last one. Hopefully Frank Darabont had come up with some new action setpieces when he wrote his script and that Spielberg and Co kept most of them.
If this new movie can be light in tone like the third and have the awesome, inventive action scenes like the first two movies, then it'll be great.
Last edited by SterankoII : 01-30-2008 at 01:08 PM.
Oh, lord! You've got to love all these "Oooh, I'm getting a bad feeling - look at the expressions on Indy and Marion's faces. Marion looks like she's on a school run" type comments.
No-one here knows the context of this scene (and I reckon it is a scene, not a posed shot) so no-one can judge if their expressions (which it's hard to get the full nuance of anyway, given the image's low resolution) are 'right' or not.
A lot of people seem to be assuming this is from the middle of an action scene, and everyone should be grimacing and gurning. But the presence of the RPG doesn't necessarily mean that. Maybe this is a 'planning' scene, with everyone deciding what to do next. Maybe the truck's at a standstill hence Marion's relaxed control of the wheel.
We don't know one way or another, so let's not wet our knickers just yet, eh?
I dont think they are planning something because otherwise it would be very risky for indy to keep his finger on the trigger of the rpg inside the truck. Hence i assume that this is from an action scene.
Furthermore i think the surprised look of Mutt indicates a reaction to indy jumping from behind the truck and saying: Look what i just found. So everybody stares at him wondering what he is now up to.
I dont know but the background seems to me as if it is moving.
Why do people put so much stock in Frank Marshall's OWN ASSESSMENT? That is not to discredit him but a films feel and tone is subjective!!!!!!!! I can not stress that enough. There will probably be a lot of different options on its tone when we actually get to see the film. Yet some people treat a his opinion as a statement of fact and are worried about the movie....
Unbelievable. Lucas was right.
None of these movies were bad, I don't understand the fear that this will suck or all of the nay sayers here saying this is campy! Of course it is that's the fun! It's just that these films have had way better production values and quality acting which sets them apart.
There is a reason we're all here, right? Indy has been successful because of the quality and fun. Give the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt, they've earned it!
Well, I'll take the screenwriter's and director's impression of the "tone" of the film over the producer's anyday. Two are creating the film, one is producing it.
Besides, I think there's room for all three films to contribute tones to the new film. My interpretation of what Marshall was alluding to was that this film might include a similar sense of "family" which was depicted in LC... if such rumors are true, that is.
Also, I'm still baffled by so many fans have problems with dealing with 'staged' publicity photos from the set/location. There's nothing new in this practice at all, and for people to expect such obvious promo photos to represent exactly the look and action of a filmed scene just doesn't stand up to the history of theatrical feature publicity.
Imagine a publicity unit posing and snapping a shot of Harrison in the middle of the RAIDERS truck chase location between takes: it's not a film frame image, it's lit differently, the truck's not moving... would that have made the resulting chase scene we've all enjoyed suddenly 'suck' or 'campy'? Not at all.
Be glad we're getting new images and info, it's better than nothing.
Ok, so here we go again. The production stills (well SOME of them) are awfully bright and the light is evenly spread over the whole thing with not much shadow. They’re also digital, which means they are terribly terribly sharp...and this of course is subjective in wiether you like that look or not...Mr Spielberg himself doesn’t like that look. And I am also not so keen, so I’ve done another manipulation here, added film grain and made it a bit more contrasty.
It may be a bit too contrasy and too cold, might have a fiddle about with it further.
Well the thing is that...(and its all still a bit out of context) but when your driving in the forest / jungle, its quite dark, the window behind marion is showing that it's quite built up with jungle.
I've put in more green on this one below, previous one was a tad too blue.
I want to state that this is just a little bit of fun...if anybody else is enjoying it then thats great. I know that Speilberg wont be digitally grading this film, and I know that this isn't Minority Report. I do NOT want this film to look like Minority Report or Lord of the Rings...because that would be very unfaithful to the previous three, but what I will state is that some of these production stills are awfullly sharp and awfully blasted with light, almost like the photographer has used a flash.