A century in five minutes!
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.
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And in other Indy news:
The starwars.com tour of Volume Two of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones moves on with:
StarWars.com has put up two more articles in their tour of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Two: The War Years, coming to DVD on December 18.
Want to win a copy of Volume 2, signed by Sean Patrick Flanery? Go to the contest page on seanflanery.com
The in-depth tour of the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume 2 continues at StarWars.com, getting ready for the release of this DVD set on December 18, 2007. Tired of the trenches of WWI? So are Indiana and his friend Remy!
On Disc 3: Phantom Train of Doom, Indy and Remy have been transfered to Africa, and promptly get lost on their way to their Belgian unit. Indy joins his childhood big-game hunting guide, Frederick Selous, and the 25th Frontiersman Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, in tracking down a train-mounted German artillery in the first half, and in the second half, Indy, Remy and the 25th Frontiersman capture the Thrawn-like Colonel Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck. Documentaries include profiles of Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck, Frederick Selous, and Jan Smuts.
Disc Four contains Oganga: The Giver and Taker of Life, in which Indy and Remy trek across the Congo, deal with a soldier who refuses to abandon an orphan from a village wiped out by disease, and are saved from death by Albert Schweitzer. Indy learns lessons about reverence for life from this piano-playing humanitarian, and then is forced to watch Schweitzer’s mission abandoned as the Schweitzers are expelled from Allied Africa. Documentaries cover Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, the Congo, and the rise of pacifism.