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Raiders

Raiders of the Lost Ark as a black and white silent film. [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Sep 23, 2014 - 41 comments

Al Goetze, the Indiana Jones of spices

If you hear the term "spice buyer," you might imagine someone trading goods on a hectic futures trading or arguing with farm managers on a phone, but for Al Goetze and his team, spice buying means meeting with farmers and local distributors in more than 40 countries, often in the developing world. Goetze has been likened to Indiana Jones, part scientific in his discussion of herbs and spices, but he also travels to see the spices in person. He recalls adventures in buying nutmeg in Indonesia and sage in Albania, and has talked to NPR about how pepper gets dirty and how it gets clean. But not all are fond of the spice hunter from McCormick, as buying direct from the farmers has greatly impacted the livelihood of spice-trading companies, whose practice has been recorded as far back as 2600 BC, when onions and garlic from Asia were fed to Egyptian slaves (PDF).
posted by filthy light thief on May 1, 2014 - 29 comments

I hope there will be no snakes

Urban Jungle: post-apocalyptic Google Street View
posted by brundlefly on Mar 17, 2014 - 26 comments

Z is for Zelda, Zeppelin, Zombie and Zardoz "for comic relief"

Alphabet Blocks for a Geek Baby "Amateur engineer/designer" Jonathan M. Guberman made his newborn son a set of custom engraved wooden alphabet blocks, with "things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him" on 4 of the 6 sides. (See them all here) "The only real rule I followed in choosing subjects was trying to maintain an even gender balance" which makes them even more awesome. (Of course, your choices for certain letters may vary)
posted by oneswellfoop on Jan 22, 2014 - 43 comments

"Indiana Jones and the Book of Solomon!"

"A search that will save his love. A search that will save his life. A search that will save the world." Google Operating System uncovers an old Google/Airtel commercial from 2007 that references Indiana Jones (a bit) and is at least half as entertaining as Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. These were the tie-in billboards, here are the storyboards and this is a contemporary news article about the production.
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 3, 2013 - 11 comments

Roy Chapman Andrews, adventurer.

[Roy Chapman] Andrews is best remembered for the series of dramatic expeditions he led to the Gobi of Mongolia (shorter films: 1, 2) from 1922 to 1930. Andrews took a team of scientists into previously unexplored parts of the desert using some of the region’s first automobiles with extra supplies transported by camel caravan. Andrews – for whom adventure and narrow escapes from death were a staple of exploring – is said to have served as inspiration for the Hollywood character “Indiana Jones.” Andrews’s expeditions to the Gobi remain significant for, among other discoveries, their finds of the first nests of dinosaur eggs, new species of dinosaurs, and the fossils of early mammals that co-existed with dinosaurs. [more inside]
posted by ersatz on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 comments

Indiana Jones & the Animated GIF

The entirety of Raiders of the Lost Ark in a single (tiny) animated GIF.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on Oct 5, 2012 - 30 comments

It's no "They Live"...

Indiana Jones Vs. the Cairo swordsman - original version
posted by Artw on Sep 9, 2012 - 56 comments

Zeppelin Vs Pterodactyl

100 Wonderful and Terrible Movies that never Existed
posted by Artw on Aug 10, 2012 - 66 comments

Dun dah dun daaa dun dah daa....

Vocal artist Nick McKaig provides his own accompaniment in this amazing a capella cover of the Indiana Jones theme. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 27, 2012 - 20 comments

Raiders of the Lost Archetype

Often cited as a direct inspiration for Indiana Jones, Charlton Heston is Harry Steele. Steele is a treasure hunting gigolo hot on the trail of an ancient Incan artifact in Jerry Hopper's 1954 Secret of the Incas. The film opens with a song featuring the beautiful soprano of the illustrious Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo, better known by her stage name of Yma Sumac(previously and previously). The song may be familiar to fans of The Big Lebowski. [more inside]
posted by AElfwine Evenstar on Jan 24, 2012 - 12 comments

Raiders of the Lost Archives

Shot-by-shot comparison of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" vs. scenes from 30 different adventure films made between 1919-1973
posted by Artw on Dec 31, 2011 - 62 comments

Plinkett Strikes Back

Mr. Plinkett returns to review Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Cyrstal Skull. Direct BlipTV link to part 1, and part 2.
posted by codacorolla on Dec 23, 2011 - 231 comments

This is history

Raiding the Lost Ark: a filmumentary (pt.1, vimeo) [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Dec 15, 2011 - 17 comments

Set Phasers to VALUE!

Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress of Victoria, Canada sells you mattresses via star trek (and superman and batman and...)
posted by The Whelk on Dec 9, 2011 - 20 comments

Verb: Look

Hundreds of backgrounds from classic LucasArts adventure games including Maniac Mansion, The Dig, Full Throttle, and Monkey Island. They are displayed in their original resolution.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Oct 10, 2011 - 36 comments

"This is for all the money you're going to make on Return of the Jedi!"

For years, there was a rumor of practical joke recorded during the shooting of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Specifically, Instead of Indy being whipped by a Thuggee slave-driver, Barbara Streisand came in, wearing a dominatrix outfit, and starts lashing Indy with his own whip. Then Carrie Fisher jumped to Indy's defense, and director Irving Kershner criticized Steven Spielberg's directing of the scene. Well, it's not just a rumor (YT 1:25, with transcript).
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 8, 2011 - 57 comments

Smile, you son of a...

Charles Forsman: "After my Raiders/Popeye strip was so well received I decided to try another combination. After a failed attempt at another combination I decided to try mashing up 2 of my all-time favorites: Spielberg and Benchley's Jaws drawn like Schulz's Peanuts. " [more inside]
posted by dubold on Aug 11, 2011 - 26 comments

Indy Meets Han

Once upon a time, Indiana Jones met Han Solo. Sort of. Wookieepedia article. Vanity Fair story. io9 story.
posted by kmz on May 25, 2011 - 30 comments

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

In 1982, three 12-year-old friends began work on Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. The shot-for-shot recreation was finished in 1989, and received its world premiere in 2003 (prev.). Watch the first ten minutes. More scenes via the BBC review and the Today Show. [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Jan 19, 2011 - 20 comments

Over Paid and Over Here

Could any of you in the US please check your attics?
posted by Leon on Jun 21, 2010 - 41 comments

The Story of the Indiana Jones Fedora

If adventure had a hat, it would be produced by Adventurebilt Hat Company, the company founded by a man who wanted his own fedora (just like Junior's) and ended up supplying his hero's movie studio.
posted by GatorDavid on Feb 2, 2010 - 40 comments

How Star Wars Changed the World

Star Wars Influence Map. Thank God Jar Jar Binks led to nowhere . . .
posted by jwakawaka on Apr 10, 2009 - 23 comments

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" story conference

The "Raiders" Story Conference In 1978 George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan spent five consecutive nine-hour days hashing out the characters and plot for Raiders of the Lost Ark. The 125-page transcript of their meetings, unreleased before now, details their insane talent and techniques for populist storytelling. (It also makes one wonder what happened to George Lucas, a man who once had a math formula for exciting cinema.) via Ain't It Cool News, unfortunately
posted by incomple on Mar 10, 2009 - 135 comments

Indiana Jones' Temple of Doom Theme Song

If adventure has a name, it must have an electric violin solo!
posted by dhammond on Aug 26, 2008 - 23 comments

Alright folks, let’s get this show on the road. I want to make it to Country Buffet by four.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: The Abridged Script [probably contains spoilers]
posted by desjardins on Jun 18, 2008 - 67 comments

The Real Indy

Did you know that the original Indiana Jones was an openly homosexual, Jewish, Nazi archeologist [more] and Obersturmführer in the party, hunting the Holy Grail? The documentary The Secret Glory chronicles his story (interview with the director: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4). [more inside]
posted by msaleem on May 27, 2008 - 23 comments

Keys to the Kingdom

Keys to the Kingdom. Vanity Fair profiles George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and previews Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [minor spoiler on page 5]; Q&A with Spielberg and Lucas. [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 4, 2008 - 51 comments

Skulls... why'd it have to be Skulls?

Indiana Jones and... the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls? Actor Shia LaBeouf announced the title of the new Indiana Jones movie at the MTV Video Music Awards. But what was George Lucas' inspiration? Where did these Crystal Skulls come from? These ancient objects have been referenced in many places, including an episode of StarGate SG-1, imaginatively titled "Crystal Skull". There is also a Festival and a not-for-profit Foundation dedicated to researching these artifacts.
posted by crossoverman on Sep 10, 2007 - 67 comments

Indiana Jones and the Escape from Development Hell

Chris Columbus's Indiana Jones and the Monkey King and Jeb Stuart's Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars are just two rejected sequel scripts for the Indiana Jones franchise. Tom Stoppard, Steven Gaghan, Jeffrey Boam, M. Night Shyamalan, and Frank Darabont each submitted treatments and scripts of their own, but Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (or, more probably, just George Lucas) swatted down every idea until finally Jeff Nathanson's concept was greenlighted--and even that's still being reworked by David Koepp. But with Harrison Ford now older than Sean Connery was in Last Crusade and Steven Spielberg still hobbled by other commitments, it's not clear that Indiana Jones 4 won't be just another false start. The only Indy movie that looks at all certain is the one that Daniel Clowes is making.
posted by Iridic on Sep 21, 2006 - 119 comments

A new (fan-made) Indiana Jones adventure game

Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth A fan-made adventure game featuring a SCUMM-based system. A demo is available for download here.
posted by slater on May 26, 2006 - 27 comments

Devo Eat Your Heart Out

Whip It...Not So Good? Apparently the whip, beloved in movies, games, and other various pursuits, isn't actually that fantastic of a weapon -- at least from a defensive point of view. And that supersonic crack? It ain't the tip. Interesting!
posted by effugas on Jul 12, 2004 - 29 comments

Indiana Jones to return

Indiana Jones to return in a fourth installment. "Paramount insiders say the picture will be aimed at a July 2005 holiday weekend berth." Yay!
posted by slater on May 31, 2002 - 30 comments

Indiana Jones and the Geriatric Star

Indiana Jones and the Geriatric Star Spielberg and Ford confirm it to Fox News -- Indy will don his fedora again after Spielberg's next project. The film has a title and a script (they're mum on both). Can Harrison Ford be a believable hero at his age? He looked winded in Air Force One a few years ago...
posted by krewson on Jan 22, 2002 - 42 comments

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