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Old 05-19-2008, 01:17 PM   #26
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I will answer the poll after I'll have seen KOTCS.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:51 AM   #27
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:57 AM   #28
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Yea so long as it's about Indiana Jones with Harrison as Jones and hopefully lacking Shia Ledouche.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:45 AM   #29
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Frankly I would like to see the Indy series continue with another actor donning the fedora a la' James Bond if Ford gets too old for the part. There is no reason in the world the Indy adventures cannot continue with another actor playing the role.


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James Bond is of course a different story. The character existed for 10 years prior to the first movie in book form. While Sean Connery will always be considered by many to be the best bond, he is by no means the Bond of the books. It is not his character. Given that, Bond as a character has a life beyond Sean Connery- you have Roger Moore who played him lighter, and Dalton and Craig who used the literary Bond as their inspiration.

Just like there are countless Hamlets, or Sherlock Homes, or Draculas.

Indiana Jones did not exist before Harrison Ford put on the fedora. It is his character. I don't see a future without him.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:43 AM   #30
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James Bond is of course a different story. The character existed for 10 years prior to the first movie in book form. While Sean Connery will always be considered by many to be the best bond, he is by no means the Bond of the books. It is not his character. Given that, Bond as a character has a life beyond Sean Connery- you have Roger Moore who played him lighter, and Dalton and Craig who used the literary Bond as their inspiration.

Just like there are countless Hamlets, or Sherlock Homes, or Draculas.

Indiana Jones did not exist before Harrison Ford put on the fedora. It is his character. I don't see a future without him.

Completely irrelevant whether Bond was a literary character first as the vast majority of people's first exposure to Bond was via the films. The Bond novels had a loyal, if somewhat small, following until JFK revealed in 1961 that "From Russia With Love" was one of his top 10 favorite books. Sales of the Bond novels soared in the U.S.

Additionally, during the entire run of the Sean Connery Bond films every advertisement on the planet said "Sean Connery IS Jame Bond"... not "as" James Bond. In the public's mind back then 007=Sean Connery. Hell, Fleming even fudged Bond's background a bit and acknowledged Connery's contribution to the series by informing readers, in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," that Bond's father, Andrew Bond, was Scottish.



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Old 05-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #31
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Bring on the Indiana Jones Animated Adventures!!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:50 AM   #32
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I'm def up for an Indy V, but like the rest of you, only if Indy is the lead. Making an "Indiana Jones" movie about Mutt is like making Star Wars VII with Lando.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:51 AM   #33
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Completely irrelevant whether Bond was a literary character first as the vast majority of people's first exposure to Bond was via the films. The Bond novels had a loyal, if somewhat small, following until JFK revealed in 1961 that "From Russia With Love" was one of his top 10 favorite books. Sales of the Bond novels soared in the U.S.

Additionally, during the entire run of the Sean Connery Bond films every advertisement on the planet said "Sean Connery IS Jame Bond"... not "as" James Bond. In the public's mind back then 007=Sean Connery. Hell, Fleming even fudged Bond's background a bit and acknowledged Connery's contribution to the series by informing readers, in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," that Bond's father, Andrew Bond, was Scottish.



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Well, it is not irrelevant at all. Without the books, there is no series. After Connery's departure you had On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which was an attempt to get Bond back to his literary roots. If there was no novel, then there is no basis for that specific movie. You also had the next 8 movies that were inspired by Fleming novel/short story titles (granted they weren't close to the corresponding novels). You then had the whole Dalton and now the Craig era, whose sole inspiration and purpose is to bring Bond back to Fleming. Those era's don't exist without the novels. You cannot say that they are irrevlant at all.

Let's make Indiana Jones more like Bond for a second. Let's assume that there were 10 Indiana Jones novels BEFORE Raiders of the Lost Ark hit theaters. It doesn't matter how popular they might have been. That would mean that Lucasfilm owns the rights to make at least 10 movies. That sure becomes an incentive for them to keep going until at least those novels have all been filmed. For the fans, it would be a huge incentive as well. We would all be spending countless hours on sites like this hungry for this book to be adapted, or to be excited about this specifc action scene to finally make the jump from print to screen. With this desire, we could forgive Harrison Ford's replacement to make way for another actor so we can keep this series going- because then that makes Indiana Jones bigger than Harrison Ford. If we were to even add that the actor following Ford played the character drastically different than the original novels, we would spend time wanting the next movie to "get back to the spirit of the novels."

As we have it now, we have no other Indiana Jones adventures and no other basis for the character other than Harrison Ford. So that is why there is a big distinction between the two series.

I hope that clarifies the issue a bit better.
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