Watching Indiana Jonesby Mark on 07/30/2005
Received the Indiana Jones Trilogy Box Set on DVD for my birthday. Not sure if it was a joke, but the films are classics – despite being made in the early 80s they hardly date and to me are still the bench mark action adventure, ok they don’t have todays cgi effects, but the stories are strong and Spielbergs directing is great, and the THX enhanced John Williams sound track is good stuff. Never realised until now that each film covers a different religion – Hindu (the Shankara stones in The Temple of Doom), Jewish (Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Christian (Holy Grail in The Last Crusade). There’s an extra DVD which includes a ‘Making of’ – we haven’t watched it yet, but it probably includes lots of explainations from George Lucas, so the religion thing will no dobt be explained.All the enhancements only improve them – go buy!