Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dissecting Indiana Jones

I love these people who freeze frame these things and dissect them for every bit of information possible. That way nerds like me don't have to and we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Follow the link above to go to, where writer Tom Burns examines the Indiana Jones 4 trailer microscopically for potential plot details.

Even more interesting is the section of the site that looks at potential Indiana Jones scripts, including this nugget from Chris Columbus:

Yes, Columbus can write action, but he writes pure-bred CRAZY action, crazy on a level that's appropriate for the Mummy movies, but not Indiana Jones. There IS a sequence where Indy rides a rhino while chasing a tank, and there's an extended battle at the end with Indy organizing an army of African pygmies and super-smart gorillas to battle an army of Nazis Ewok-style. No fooling, there's a bit where the gorilla starts driving a tank. Plus it opens with a bizarre sequence where Indy is fighting a banshee in a Scottish castle and it has NO relevance to the rest of the story (just something that happened on his vacation). He's not a Ghostbuster or Fox Mulder, he's an archeologist!

Crazy shit.

Here's the link to that:

1 comment:

Standing Around Breathing said...

The bad thing about taking these trailers apart is that it ends up ruining the movie for you when you actually see it. We did the same thing for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and we ended up figuring out a great deal of the movie and not enjoying it as much (aside from stupid Gungans) as we might have with just a simple "COOL!!!!!!"
I can't wait for this movie and will be in line at midnight at the Hollywood. . . see ya there!