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Old 11-14-2006, 06:53 PM   #151
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Maybe it's Indys' young innocent offspring that in fact, is the only one who can open the gate to the Garden
This is a fantastic idea. It really elevates her role. Of course, once she lets others through, you have the same conundrum as in Raiders: people (villains particularly) using loopholes to tap God's power while God is powerless to intervene.

I've warmed to the idea of Eden being not of this Earth. Good luck to the writers on getting people there. The concept could draw from Revelations, Islam and Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah). Shehaqim, specifically: the third of seven levels of heaven. And if Shehaqim links to hell, it would be interesting to see a villain plummet all the way back down to his level of hell.
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:00 PM   #152
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Remember this 1997 scoop sent to Corona?

"While I was managing a movie theater here in Moscow, Idaho, one of my employees told me about a local resident (a friend of her father's) who was approached by someone connected with Spielberg and the Indiana Jones IV development team. This resident (who I am acquainted with; a friend of my family as well) is a minister and theologist. He recently took a trip back east for biblical research, and became involved with a study of Genesis. So, somewhere along the line, someone connected with Indiana Jones IV heard about his studies and asked him to participate in fact-checking and historical accuracy with Indy Jones IV. He mentioned to my employee that they sent him a completed script to be checked for biblical truth and reverancy. He read the script and gave it his personal seal of approval. He mentioned that the script dealt with the Garden of Eden, and its discovery by Indiana Jones. He said that it was extremely religous in its tone, and that it played with some of the same elements as Raiders of the Lost Ark. He also said that the script was only a 'possibility,' one of several possible ideas for Indy IV. He said it was very exciting and would play well as a film. I would have to rate this scoop as extremely reliable; I know this minister and theologist personally. I have no doubts as to the accuracy of this story."
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:11 PM   #153
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Remember this 1997 scoop sent to Corona?

"While I was managing a movie theater here in Moscow, Idaho, one of my employees told me about a local resident (a friend of her father's) who was approached by someone connected with Spielberg and the Indiana Jones IV development team. This resident (who I am acquainted with; a friend of my family as well) is a minister and theologist. He recently took a trip back east for biblical research, and became involved with a study of Genesis. So, somewhere along the line, someone connected with Indiana Jones IV heard about his studies and asked him to participate in fact-checking and historical accuracy with Indy Jones IV. He mentioned to my employee that they sent him a completed script to be checked for biblical truth and reverancy. He read the script and gave it his personal seal of approval. He mentioned that the script dealt with the Garden of Eden, and its discovery by Indiana Jones. He said that it was extremely religous in its tone, and that it played with some of the same elements as Raiders of the Lost Ark. He also said that the script was only a 'possibility,' one of several possible ideas for Indy IV. He said it was very exciting and would play well as a film. I would have to rate this scoop as extremely reliable; I know this minister and theologist personally. I have no doubts as to the accuracy of this story."

Thanks for posting this. That idea sound like it would make a great plot for Indy IV, but unfortunately it is probably not the case. I don't think they are planning on doing something biblical in this movie, though i coudl be wrong. I liek this idea though.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:40 PM   #154
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With the revelations about crystal skulls and South America, I figured Indy 4 could not feature Eden. But then minor actor Tyler Nelson mentioned a 'crucifix skull.' There's a legend that the place of Jesus' crucifixion (Golgotha, 'place of the skull') was also the burial place of Adam. If there are other skulls, they could represent the 12 tribes of Israel (ruby, topaz, beryl, turquoise, sapphire, emerald, jacinth, agate, amethyst, chrysolite, onyx, jasper) or the 12 foundations of New Jerusalem (jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth, amethyst).

From reading 1491, The Amazon forest sounds like a perfect Eden. But how to explain the relocation to the Holy Land in Genesis? Suppose Noah's ark crossed the Atlantic. Or, Adam and Eve forcefully cast out of Eden to another continent. Like Elijah or Enoch, whisked away by a chariot or whirlwind, not to heaven, but somewhere else on Earth. I'm still guessing they'll use the skull(s) in Indy 4 to open some such portal.
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:18 PM   #155
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I don't even think the beards could pull off a connection between Pangaea, the Flood and the Crystal Skulls in one flick. Even if they did, the suspension of disbelief would have to allow for migration from the fertile cresent across the Gobi dessert, to the heart of the Amazon.

And how would the flaming sword play into that.

Surely fuel for the fodder though....
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:52 PM   #156
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Part of the magic in movies is that you can reach such a suspension of disbelief that things like this (Eden in Amazonas with crystall skulls) could be possible in the inner logic of the story.

If some part of this plot theory becomes true in the film, then probably all those years of working and reworking the script have ended in a tangled, still exciting, idea.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:30 AM   #157
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I have become a little worried this movie is going to blow big time, but the bearded duo have taken so long making this movie because they wanted it to be better than the first three, I keep getting that Raiders feeling now and again and then lose it.

There are no guarantees that it will be set in a south American Jungle, it may be deepest darkest Africa.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 PM   #158
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I don't even think the beards could pull off a connection between Pangaea, the Flood and the Crystal Skulls in one flick.
The 5 unused titles remain filed at the patent office... are they red herrings, future tales, or aspects of Indy 4? 'Quest for the Covenant' and 'Fourth Corner of Earth' could be Eden, while 'Destroyer of Worlds' sounds like Revelations...
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:37 PM   #159
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With the revelations about crystal skulls and South America, I figured Indy 4 could not feature Eden. But then minor actor Tyler Nelson mentioned a 'crucifix skull.' There's a legend that the place of Jesus' crucifixion (Golgotha, 'place of the skull') was also the burial place of Adam. If there are other skulls, they could represent the 12 tribes of Israel (ruby, topaz, beryl, turquoise, sapphire, emerald, jacinth, agate, amethyst, chrysolite, onyx, jasper) or the 12 foundations of New Jerusalem (jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth, amethyst).

From reading 1491, The Amazon forest sounds like a perfect Eden. But how to explain the relocation to the Holy Land in Genesis? Suppose Noah's ark crossed the Atlantic. Or, Adam and Eve forcefully cast out of Eden to another continent. Like Elijah or Enoch, whisked away by a chariot or whirlwind, not to heaven, but somewhere else on Earth. I'm still guessing they'll use the skull(s) in Indy 4 to open some such portal.

Moedred, I too would certainly love to see the movie go that route. I think it would be better with a Biblical story line than anything dealing with aliens. (UGGHHH!) I mean what better way to connect this movie with the others like Raiders and Last Crusade than by going with a Biblical storyline? I've got my fingers crossed and would love to see them searching for Eden.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:39 PM   #160
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The 5 unused titles remain filed at the patent office... are they red herrings, future tales, or aspects of Indy 4? 'Quest for the Covenant' and 'Fourth Corner of Earth' could be Eden, while 'Destroyer of Worlds' sounds like Revelations...


Wouldn't surprise me were they the name of a few new books or comics or something along those lines...
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:27 AM   #161
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while 'Destroyer of Worlds' sounds like Revelations...

Or Krishna...or arguably more relevantly, like J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Also, I wouldn't really expect Quest for the Covenant to be about Eden...more like a retread of some Mosaic territory (as suggested somewhere, as for the game, perhaps) or Abrahamic, although that makes less sense from an archaeological perspective. And of course then there's that other Ark...Noah had a covenant too.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:20 AM   #162
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Still unanswered: whose skull?
And, which kingdom? They must have had good reason to shoehorn that word into the title. Indy (and Ford) go to the Magic Kingdom, of course. But also Kingdom Plantae, and Kingdom Come? Or perhaps the Mormon Celestial Kingdom, after a trip to a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall...
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:17 AM   #163
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That's a grand question!!

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Still unanswered: whose skull? ..



Will all the alien rumors who knows?!?
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #164
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How about: the Knights Templar find the crystalized skull of Adam on Golgotha in Jerusalem after the First Crusade. It gives them the edge in battles until they're dissolved 200 years later. They (or the Knights of Malta) sail under the skull and crossbones to all points scattering the powerful skulls they've acquired, finally to the Americas. This would make the skull an OOPArt (out-of-place artifact), like the grail. Though the story wouldn't follow the knights' footsteps as before, but the locals they gave the last skull to.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:34 PM   #165
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Okay, forget the skulls. Moving on to Indy 5...
Could the sword also be Wormwood or any other star from Revelation? At least in a character's "vivid imagination."
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:39 PM   #166
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Okay, forget the skulls. Moving on to Indy 5...
Could the sword also be Wormwood or any other star from Revelation? At least in a character's "vivid imagination."


You know, that's pretty interesting.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:51 AM   #167
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Anyone interested in Tree Of Life mythology has to see the absolutely brilliant but very abstract Darren Aronofsky film "The Fountain" with Hugh Jackman. Even if you don't like the plot it has one of the greatest film scores of all time. And I do think it would have been a great Indy idea had I not seen it there.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:56 PM   #168
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It would be really cool if they based an Indiana Jones Movie/Book/Game/Comic/Whatever on the legend of Arthur and Excalibur, but as bob mentioned before I don't think it's as an important macguffin as the ark or the holy grail.

Still though, i would totally love the idea, maybe a book? Or a game where excalubur is part of the gameplay, imagine that! O.K, maybe i'm going a little too far lol...
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #169
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A 10 year old morsel found between the cushions.
I think I know a guy who knows this "source"...
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From what one of my sources tells me, Spielberg said Indy-4 would have another biblical theme to it. He then went on to say that the "powers that be" thought a story about the Garden of Eden would be a good plot. So far, a script is in the process of being finished up, but a long treatment does exist. It is about Indy and his quest for the Cherubim's Flaming Sword that protects the garden.
Apparently, from what my source tells me, early last year the big guys (Lucas and Spielberg) were in a teleconference and were discussing Indy IV. They were talking about the previous films and the point was brought up that Indy wouldn't be alive today because of his age. The thought struck them as depressing, because it's hard to imagine Indiana Jones as being an old guy. Then my source proceeded to tell me that Indy would be killed in the next film trying to save the world because it will be the last Indy film ever. They want him to go out with a bang.

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Old 01-09-2009, 11:50 PM   #170
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^^^If I went to see an Indiana Jones film, and he died in it. I would ball my eyes out in the theater, I'm sure of it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:41 AM   #171
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Crazy yarn from long ago... ludicrous but has commonalities with Darabont's script.
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Serious rumor in NY says Filming to begin in spring 99. Plot will be set in early 1950's, with Indy & dad running into escaped Nazis in South America while on vacation withn Indy's wife and kids. Indy realizes these nazis have located where the Garden of Eden is located, and there is a race to get there first to find the Tree of Life. Of course Indy runs into a talking serpent who intends on perpetuating the nazi cause for eternity! Indy enlists the help of several old friends along the way, and also encounters a yet to be famous Elvis. This episode will enable a segwaying into future Indy movies by aging Indy. Dad (Connery) dies at movies' end, declining to eat from the tree, instead opting for the great adventure of the afterlife. Filming will take place in Rio, Memphis, Morroco and Hanna (Maui-Eden). Target release date;12/99.
Gregory Peck has signed to do a very small cameo appearance as a bible historian consulted by Indy on a stop in Memphis, Tenn. en route to the middle east to look for the garden. Peck is an Indy fan who approached Spielberg & asked for a small part which will last 2-3 minutes.
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Gregory Peck has signed to do a very small cameo appearance as a bible historian consulted by Indy on a stop in Memphis, Tenn. en route to the middle east to look for the garden. Peck is an Indy fan who approached Spielberg & asked for a small part which will last 2-3 minutes.
This and the Elvis part... what a vivid imagination
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From what one of my sources tells me, Spielberg said Indy-4 would have another biblical theme to it. He then went on to say that the "powers that be" thought a story about the Garden of Eden would be a good plot. So far, a script is in the process of being finished up, but a long treatment does exist. It is about Indy and his quest for the Cherubim's Flaming Sword that protects the garden.
Apparently, from what my source tells me, early last year the big guys (Lucas and Spielberg) were in a teleconference and were discussing Indy IV. They were talking about the previous films and the point was brought up that Indy wouldn't be alive today because of his age. The thought struck them as depressing, because it's hard to imagine Indiana Jones as being an old guy. Then my source proceeded to tell me that Indy would be killed in the next film trying to save the world because it will be the last Indy film ever. They want him to go out with a bang.

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Serious rumor in NY says Filming to begin in spring 99. Plot will be set in early 1950's, with Indy & dad running into escaped Nazis in South America while on vacation withn Indy's wife and kids. Indy realizes these nazis have located where the Garden of Eden is located, and there is a race to get there first to find the Tree of Life. Of course Indy runs into a talking serpent who intends on perpetuating the nazi cause for eternity! Indy enlists the help of several old friends along the way, and also encounters a yet to be famous Elvis. This episode will enable a segwaying into future Indy movies by aging Indy. Dad (Connery) dies at movies' end, declining to eat from the tree, instead opting for the great adventure of the afterlife. Filming will take place in Rio, Memphis, Morroco and Hanna (Maui-Eden). Target release date;12/99.
Gregory Peck has signed to do a very small cameo appearance as a bible historian consulted by Indy on a stop in Memphis, Tenn. en route to the middle east to look for the garden. Peck is an Indy fan who approached Spielberg & asked for a small part which will last 2-3 minutes.

The more I think of this, the more I get enraged...

You know, just read those two quotes above... THAT would have been one kick-as* of a movie!!!
The Tree of Life, the Garden of Eden, another dimension... THAT would have been the film we were hoping for!!!

There was a so great potential in that story line, so many possibilities to deliver a killer screenplay, with REAL adventure, REAL supernatural mystery, and NO b-movie parodies.

Coming to think of this... it's just frustrating...
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There was a so great potential in that story line, so many possibilities to deliver a killer screenplay, with REAL adventure, REAL supernatural mystery, and NO b-movie parodies.

Coming to think of this... it's just frustrating...


I know exactly what you mean.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:06 PM   #175
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Using a 'Tree of Life' legend actually allows you the freedom to set the movie just about anywhere you want, anytime you want, with any villains, because Tree of Life legends exist in a dozen different cultures on every continent. I personally wanted to see them do a "South Sea Stories" type pulp dealing with a Polynesian tree of life in their version of Eden, Hawaiki. Instead of a lost garden, it's a lost island.
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