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Old 03-06-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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The Monkey King Script

On another site i saw a dead script for Indy four which was called the monkey king, and then later on theraider.net saw in the making of the last crusade something about it being an old chinese legend. Anybody here know the legend?
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
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What was the site?
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:26 AM   #3
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On another site i saw a dead script for Indy four which was called the monkey king, and then later on theraider.net saw in the making of the last crusade something about it being an old chinese legend. Anybody here know the legend?


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Old 04-09-2005, 03:28 AM   #4
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better still, the story as it was told before every episode of the tv show:

http://www.ogmac.co.uk/sidcup/monk.htm

the intro was classic seventies kung fu, to the tune of some 'out there' seventies music.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:50 AM   #5
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There was nothing "best" to take from the Monkey King script. It's possibly the most atrocious written work ever produced, excluding fan fiction.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:03 AM   #6
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You mean you didn't LIKE the part where the apes dress up in the Nazi uniforms and start using their vehicles against them???
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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You mean you didn't LIKE the part where the apes dress up in the Nazi uniforms and start using their vehicles against them???
Yikes
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
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Or the part where Indy dies only to be bought back to life by the Monkey King after a big epic battle between pygmie natives and Nazis and that motvational speech about Indy's high school years, being rejected from the football team for being too small?
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:09 PM   #9
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I think my favorite parts were the African tigers and the sharks swimming in the stream.

Then again, there were so many great parts...

VILLAGER
'E's done it! Indiana Jones has
captured the killer!

Baron Seagrove CLIMBS into the back compartment of the police vehicle.
Galbraith CLOSES the vehicle doors. The Baron is still VISIBLE through
the vehicle's windows. He LIGHTS a cigarette. It appears that the
MATCH FLAME SHINES THROUGH THE BARON'S BODY! It's as if he were a
GHOST!

Indiana TURNS to the others. Eyes WIDE. SHOCKED. But it is obvious
that NO ONE else has SEEN the apparition.

...

Indy is suddenly INTERRUPTED by a HARD SLAP to his face. He LOOKS UP.
A beautiful, blonde student, REBECCA, stands over his desk. She
SCREAMS. FURIOUS.

REBECCA
Two-timing bastard!

Indiana RUBS his jaw. STARTLED. Rebecca CONTINUES.

REBECCA
How could you?!?... My own
Mother?!?... In my own bed?!?...
(slaps him again)
I've had it with you! It's over!

...

MARCUS
The pygmy is over 200 years old.

INDIANA
That's impossible.

MARCUS
Dr. Clarke has done a considerable
amount of testing on the pygmy's
clothing...his sandals...everything
was over 200 years old.

...

Gutterbuhg's FINGER BEGINS TO RAPIDLY FIRE BULLETS! His MECHANICAL ARM
is actually a A MACHINE GUN!


...

CLARE
(nods)
I'm keeping an accurate record of
our journey.

INDIANA
What's that got to do with my
personal life?

CLARE
Evidence. I plan on testifying at
your child molestation trial.

...

The Gorilla gently PLACES Indy back on
the ground. Indiana ADJUSTS what remains of his clothing. He turns,
seeing A GROUP OF GORILLAS. HUDDLED together. The Gorillas SEPARATE.
They have DRESSED one of the apes in INDIANA'S HAT, LEATHER JACKET AND
WHIP! The ape begins to SNAP THE WHIP, almost as if he were IMITATING
Indy.

...
INDIANA
Heil Hitler!

Upon hearing the words, Gutterbuhg STANDS. Like a ROBOT. He RAISES his
mechanical arm in a "Heil Hitler" POSE.

GUTTERBUHG
Heil Hitler!

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Old 02-20-2008, 07:37 PM   #10
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my god that's horrible. Indy accused of child molestation?!
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:12 PM   #11
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If that's real, my name is WillKill4Food...
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:12 PM   #12
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Indy accused of child molestation?!
He should be so lucky. Betsy Tuffet (21) nearly hung herself in his home.
"Whatsa' matter with you!... Tryin' to ruin my whip!..."

I'm guessing something like this drove him from Marshall to Barnett...
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:36 PM   #13
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Now that I think of it, I feel that the Nazi gorillas scene was indeed the, er, apex of pain for me, too. When I reached it, I became numb and accustomed to the horrors that would follow... and did follow.

In fact, I believe everything to be said of "Monkey King" can be said by simply quoting this single sentence from it:

"The Gorillas, still dressed as NAZIS, continue to
DRIVE THE TANK FORWARD."
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #14
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"The Gorillas, still dressed as NAZIS, continue to
DRIVE THE TANK FORWARD."

While having no place in and Indy movie, that may be the greatest mental image I have ever had. You can't tell me it wouldn't be awesome. Just not as an Indy movie. If there were a movie just about gorillas dressed as Nazis, I would see it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #15
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By the way, a note of caution to those who categorically claim that "Kingdom..." will be perfectly crafted by Spielberg and saved from everything which appears bad and which is obviously Lucas's fault: Steven Spielberg loved the Monkey King script, while George Lucas was not ecstatic about it. Consider that.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:46 PM   #16
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Actually, that wouldn't be such an original movie.


Plus, I've seen many films of this sort - Brett Ratner may be remaking one of them soon - and Columbus would just add to the Tromatic pile.

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #17
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By the way, a note of caution to those who categorically claim that "Kingdom..." will be perfectly crafted by Spielberg and saved from everything which appears bad and which is obviously Lucas's fault: Steven Spielberg loved the Monkey King script, while George Lucas was not ecstatic about it. Consider that.
Actually, I didn't think Spielberg was all that hot on Columbus' script, given his own comments on it. He seemed to think there were good things about it, but commented that it wasn't really a movie that he wanted to make at the time.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #18
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The best part about The Last Crusade in my opinion was the relationship with his father, which Lucas wanted to be toned down, while Spielberg wanted to build the entire story on
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:34 AM   #19
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I think my favorite parts were the African tigers and the sharks swimming in the stream.

Then again, there were so many great parts...

VILLAGER
'E's done it! Indiana Jones has
captured the killer!

Baron Seagrove CLIMBS into the back compartment of the police vehicle.
Galbraith CLOSES the vehicle doors. The Baron is still VISIBLE through
the vehicle's windows. He LIGHTS a cigarette. It appears that the
MATCH FLAME SHINES THROUGH THE BARON'S BODY! It's as if he were a
GHOST!

Indiana TURNS to the others. Eyes WIDE. SHOCKED. But it is obvious
that NO ONE else has SEEN the apparition.

...

Indy is suddenly INTERRUPTED by a HARD SLAP to his face. He LOOKS UP.
A beautiful, blonde student, REBECCA, stands over his desk. She
SCREAMS. FURIOUS.

REBECCA
Two-timing bastard!

Indiana RUBS his jaw. STARTLED. Rebecca CONTINUES.

REBECCA
How could you?!?... My own
Mother?!?... In my own bed?!?...
(slaps him again)
I've had it with you! It's over!

...

MARCUS
The pygmy is over 200 years old.

INDIANA
That's impossible.

MARCUS
Dr. Clarke has done a considerable
amount of testing on the pygmy's
clothing...his sandals...everything
was over 200 years old.

...

Gutterbuhg's FINGER BEGINS TO RAPIDLY FIRE BULLETS! His MECHANICAL ARM
is actually a A MACHINE GUN!


...

CLARE
(nods)
I'm keeping an accurate record of
our journey.

INDIANA
What's that got to do with my
personal life?

CLARE
Evidence. I plan on testifying at
your child molestation trial.

...

The Gorilla gently PLACES Indy back on
the ground. Indiana ADJUSTS what remains of his clothing. He turns,
seeing A GROUP OF GORILLAS. HUDDLED together. The Gorillas SEPARATE.
They have DRESSED one of the apes in INDIANA'S HAT, LEATHER JACKET AND
WHIP! The ape begins to SNAP THE WHIP, almost as if he were IMITATING
Indy.

...
INDIANA
Heil Hitler!

Upon hearing the words, Gutterbuhg STANDS. Like a ROBOT. He RAISES his
mechanical arm in a "Heil Hitler" POSE.

GUTTERBUHG
Heil Hitler!



You've gotta be kidding. That's a real script? .... I wouldn't even be able... I mean, how could you hand something like that over to Spielberg, Ford and Lucas with any kind of seriousness?

That's awful.

Imagine Ford reading the part about the Gorillas. What would be going through his mind? lol.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #20
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"The Gorillas, still dressed as NAZIS, continue to DRIVE THE TANK FORWARD."
Yeah, it's been done. Even Stalin considered it.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:58 PM   #21
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Which proposed script is it that had Indy riding a rhino?
Because I though that was hilarious
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:03 PM   #22
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Monkey King.

"I don't think any of us wanted to go to Africa for four months and try to get Indy to ride a rhinoceros in a multi-vehicular chase, which was one of the sequences Chris had written. Once I got into the script, I began to feel very old, too old to direct it, anyway."
-Steven Spielberg
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:25 PM   #23
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"[...]Once I got into the script, I began to feel very old, too old to direct it, anyway."
-Steven Spielberg
That's a really nice, corteous and diplomatic way to say: "It sucked butt."
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:37 PM   #24
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I still think a Rhino chase would've been sweet
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:53 PM   #25
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Gutterbuhg's FINGER BEGINS TO RAPIDLY FIRE BULLETS! His MECHANICAL ARM
is actually a A MACHINE GUN!
Toht was originally conceived to have a mechanical arm that fired bullets.
Don't believe it? Check out some of the storyboards and pre-production art for "Raiders".
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