First the book, now a blog! She’s been posting regularly for the last couple of weeks on a weblog at CarrieFisher.com. Topics so far range from a party for Milk (with Ewan McGregor!) to the metal bikini and dwarf-eating hippos. A pretty good start, if you ask me. (via)
NPR reporter Jamie Tarabay turned to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to help her cope during her tenure in Baghdad. Trust Yav. It’s definitely worth a listen.
Like no one saw this coming: the second trailer for Indiana Jones and the Crystal King of Skulldom will be coming out on Paramount’s Iron Man on May 1 (which is being pushed forward 4 hours – from a midnight show to 8 pm showings). And the most important news about the Indy IV trailer: It’s 1 minute and 49 seconds. Apparently, they plan to stretch the whole movie out to 2 hours, 20 minutes.
NPR talks to real archaeologists about the most famous fictional archaeologist/treasure hunter. The Arizona Republic looks at Indiana Jones and the need for nostalgia.
Want to see Indiana Jones and the King Skull of Crystaldom before opening day (and can’t afford to go to Cannes)? There’s going to be a charity screening on May 18 in Oklahoma City.
and what’s the latest at StarWars.com about Indiana Jones?
- A quick look at the official commemorative Indiana Jones magazine, available on StarWarsShop.
- The tour of the Young Indiana Jones DVD sets covers the last chapter (but not the last disc. Disc 9 – Hollywood Follies – After working on Broadway, Indy heads out west to Hollywood and works with John Ford, Irving Thalberg and Erich von Stroheim and gets some tips on stunts from Wyatt Earp. Companion documentaries cover von Stroheim, Ford, Thalberg, and the Hollywood moguls.
Andrea Shea took a look at Darth Vader on NPR this morning for the ‘In Character’ segment. Ben Burtt and David Prowse both appear to talk about Star Wars’ most iconic character.