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Old 04-05-2007, 06:25 AM   #1
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Book Indy vs. Film Indy

I was inspired to start this thread by someone on another forum saying that Indy wasn't an agent for CIA or MI6 but an archaeologists and scientist. That's when I thought of it, in the book Indy is more of an agent, always being sent on a mission. The Philosophers Stone, for example. Donīt take me wrong though, I really enjoyed this book. Indy is sent on a mission by some thugs calling themselves army intelligence. When Indy refuses, they take his job. He then goes hunting for facists, and most retrive the Voynich manuscript. So, he's more like a detective trying to get stolen things back. If he was to find the Manuscript in the earth, I would understand. Now not all of the book are like this (Unicorns Legacy, Dance of Giants) but plenty are. If we look at the movie archaeologist, he goes digging for the ark, but rather than being sent to destroy and sabotage the nazis, Indy runs in to them, beacuse that is his line of work. Now I would like to hear your opinion folks. Also, feel free to write about anything you don't like about the book Indy vs. the film Indy.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Hmm...I've read all 12 of the American adult Indiana Jones novels and of course, seen all 3 of the Indiana Jones movies numerous times (as well as The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, for that matter) - Can't wait for Indiana Jones IV!

I guess I can see how Indiana Jones was sent on secret missions some in the books (particularly Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates...also Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone, as you said...)
But Indy was sent on missions in the movies too- wasn't he sent to find out what the Nazis were up to at Tanis in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? Top government men came to recruit him then and he went on to snatch the Ark of the Covenant away from the Nazis. He was again thrust into adventure in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" when the townspeople recruited him to find the Sankara stone and rescue their children.
And Indy was recruited by Walter Donovan to find the Holy Grail in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (though he mainly went only to find his father)

I can see how Indy might be recruited by the government for his resourcefulness and knowledge and skill as an archaeologist. I wouldn't want him to necessarily be Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.- but it is kinda cool to see him go on missions for the FBI, CIA or Her Majesty- especially considering James Bond is his daddy!
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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It really depends on the author, for example, Rob MacGregor's Indy is more perverse than the others...
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