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View Poll Results: Out of all the films, which one is definitively the best?
Raiders of the Lost Ark 155 62.00%
Temple of Doom 34 13.60%
Last Crusade 43 17.20%
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 7.20%
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:50 PM   #551
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"Forrestal.."

Now there's an origin story I'd love to see. Indiana Jones: The Forrestal Years...

Why not, Disney's spun Rogue One off, now.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #552
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Now there's an origin story I'd love to see. Indiana Jones: The Forrestal Years...

Why not, Disney's spun Rogue One off, now.

He can be third in line, after Belloq and...heck, I wanted to put in a joke here, but I'd actually watch something about Sapito and Barranca.

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One conceivable test of best Indy movie might be how many of the characters you'd be willing to see spun off into something larger, even if it's just an hour of tv or a short story. I think Raiders obviously wins by that metric, give or take a story of Pankot Palace intrigue, or a prime-time industrial tycoon soap about Walter Donovan. (Thread spin-off time?)
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:11 PM   #553
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Panama Hat and Kazim (Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword) would be compelling too.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #554
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Panama Hat and Kazim (Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword) would be compelling too.

Yep. Spalko. Mac. Pre-Indy Shanghai is absolutely a series too: Willie, Lao, Wu Han, Shorty.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:54 AM   #555
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Apparently I voted Raiders ten years ago. Time sure flies.

My favorite now is Temple of Doom.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:52 PM   #556
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Yep. Spalko. Mac. Pre-Indy Shanghai is absolutely a series too: Willie, Lao, Wu Han, Shorty.

I think the Adventures of Fedora would make an interesting spin-off. Given he was the proto-Indy in almost every single way, he is the most compelling character to me. It's also a great way to have Indy-in-all-but-name adventuring around in a time period which Indy himself couldn't - the late 19th century and early 20th. If done right, could become Disney's (better) version of Alan Quartermain. Have his adventures set between the 1880s and 1912, an interesting period.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:24 PM   #557
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It's also a great way to have Indy-in-all-but-name adventuring around in a time period which Indy himself couldn't - the late 19th century and early 20th.

Have his adventures set between the 1880s and 1912, an interesting period.

That basically describes The Adventures of Brisco County Jr..
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Old 04-16-2016, 06:50 PM   #558
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Apparently I voted Raiders ten years ago. Time sure flies.

My favorite now is Temple of Doom.


KOTCS is approaching a decade now too, time isn't just flying, it's soaring.

TOD is my favorite too, always has been and will be
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:16 AM   #559
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I'm a high school English teacher and we are doing a film studies unit for the next two weeks on Raiders. We are going to be looking at what makes the film work, including shots, edits, sequences, sets, etc. Gonna look at the script, too.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:00 AM   #560
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I don't know which is the best film, but I know The Last Crusade is my favorite.

I get much inner peace when I watch this movie, I love it! It has a special feeling behind it. I think is the themes it contains. And I love the messages it has. For example, Indy and his father don't get the Grail at the end, but they get something more important. They have grown up as character and they have matured in many ways. The movie says us that the important thing is not always certain goal, but it's the journey to it and the things we learn along the way.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:24 PM   #561
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I'm a high school English teacher and we are doing a film studies unit for the next two weeks on Raiders. We are going to be looking at what makes the film work, including shots, edits, sequences, sets, etc. Gonna look at the script, too.

Coolest teacher ever! I hope your students enjoy it.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:54 PM   #562
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I'm a high school English teacher and we are doing a film studies unit for the next two weeks on Raiders. We are going to be looking at what makes the film work, including shots, edits, sequences, sets, etc. Gonna look at the script, too.

You should spend some time on Marion and the range of emotions she manifests in Raiders. Compare to Wilie and Elsa who are pretty monotone and one note.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:31 AM   #563
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You should spend some time on Marion and the range of emotions she manifests in Raiders. Compare to Wilie and Elsa who are pretty monotone and one note.

Very good idea. While I don't think Raiders is particularly masculinist, it's still a pretty male-driven story. How, if at all, does Marion work against what the rest of the movie is doing? How does she compare to similar characters in other genre films?
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:25 AM   #564
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Marion was a fleshed out character who had a relationship and previous History with Jones. Willie was a character Indy met for the first time right at the start of the film. I think her character did about as much as you could do under the circumstances. Also the 'Nocturnal activities' scene is one of my favorite fun non action sequences in the whole franchise.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:06 PM   #565
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I'll go to bat for Willie Scott as well. She's introduced as a spoiled, insulated person, and behaves accordingly and believably to her circumstances. She also has a nice, discernible arc in parallel with Indy's. By the end of the movie, they've both learned a bit of humility.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:37 PM   #566
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I'll go to bat for Willie Scott as well. She's introduced as a spoiled, insulated person, and behaves accordingly and believably to her circumstances. She also has a nice, discernible arc in parallel with Indy's. By the end of the movie, they've both learned a bit of humility.


I respectfully disagree. She's unwatchable.

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Now there's an origin story I'd love to see. Indiana Jones: The Forrestal Years...

Why not, Disney's spun Rogue One off, now.

I'd put that story in a full on Forrestal ghost story -- that would be age appropriate for an elderly Indy. Indiana Jones and the Curse of Forrestal.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:26 AM   #567
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I respectfully disagree. She's unwatchable.



She was meant to be annoying, she fulfilled the role perfectly.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:51 AM   #568
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Willie is an amazing girl. She only needed a little good whipping from Indy to become softer and more calm XD

OK, jokes aside XD, I like the character of Willie because is an interesting contrast with the character of Indy. Indeed, if you look close enough, you will see in every movie we have different characters who give a different light over Dr. Jones. They make we can see different angles of the hero and we go making a more complete puzzle.

The fact Willie is whiner and jumpy is deliberated. I find super-funny the mix of the nervous and restless Willie with the valiant and confident Indiana. It's a blast!

I find Willie is very beautiful too, in my opinion.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:43 AM   #569
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You should spend some time on Marion and the range of emotions she manifests in Raiders. Compare to Wilie and Elsa who are pretty monotone and one note.

For the sake of time in my class, we will consider "Willie" and "Elsa" as nonexistent.

Some of the things we'll be looking at (this is 11th grade English) are:
-Whether the movie portrays Jones more as an archeologist or a raider/treasure plunderer
-Using the script details to see how a set is built based on those scripts.
-A look at the "Art of a Scene" boulder scene.
-Actor influence (using Ford's marks and notes in the script)
-Cinematic techniques (shots/angles)
-Music and Themes, of course

I am going to be wearing my Indy costume the first day, so I hope it gets them excited.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:57 AM   #570
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For the sake of time in my class, we will consider "Willie" and "Elsa" as nonexistent.

Some of the things we'll be looking at (this is 11th grade English) are:
-Whether the movie portrays Jones more as an archeologist or a raider/treasure plunderer
-Using the script details to see how a set is built based on those scripts.
-A look at the "Art of a Scene" boulder scene.
-Actor influence (using Ford's marks and notes in the script)
-Cinematic techniques (shots/angles)
-Music and Themes, of course

I am going to be wearing my Indy costume the first day, so I hope it gets them excited.
Wish I could be there
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:30 PM   #571
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Wish I could be there

I hope they enjoy having such a good teacher

Maybe I'll do an e-class or something
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I respectfully disagree. She's unwatchable.

Willie is drop-dead gorgeous and the hottest of Indy's girls. How could that be considered unwatchable?
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:13 PM   #573
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Willie is drop-dead gorgeous and the hottest of Indy's girls. How could that be considered unwatchable?

I like Marion's fiery attitude, but I have a weakness for blondes.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:29 PM   #574
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I like Marion's fiery attitude, but I have a weakness for blondes.

Same - gentlemen prefer blondes.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:08 PM   #575
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Same - gentlemen prefer blondes.

Well, as long as the collars and cuffs match...
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