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15 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull may not be everyone's favourite Indiana Jones movie but everyone loves behind-the-scenes photos.  The amount of work that goes into making an Indy movie is staggering.  Here are 15 photos from various sets and locations, hopefully showing just a little of the talent and work that went in to bringing Indy to the big screen.

By the way, I love Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and it's actually my third favourite Indy movie.  It really captured the feel of a those old movie serial dramas from the 30's and 40's and the progression of moving into the 50's seemed right.  - Rob

1 - Steven Spielberg (with his brand new IPhone which had only been released at the time) and Shia LaBeouf playing with a yo-yo.
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2 - Steven Spielberg directs Cate Blanchett on set.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
3 - Gaffer David Devlin setting up a lamp for a shot on the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
4 - Filming a shot in the hangar.  Don't look into the camera, Harrison!
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
5 - Steven Spielberg surrounded by a bunch of dummies.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
6 - Decontamination scene after Indy escapes an exploding A-Bomb by hiding in a fridge.  This scene had to be re-shot in Los Angeles due to reflection problems on the window.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
7 - Scene leading up to the bike chase which was shot at Yale College in Connecticut.  This scene however was on the back lot of Paramount Studios.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
8 - That's a lot of rigging.  Most of the crowd are stunt people who knew when to get out of the way of this motorized scaffolding.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
9 - Statue of Marcus Brody, New Haven
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
10 - Shooting the cemetery scene. Indy returning to sender.
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11 - Stunt co-ordinator Gary Powell showing Steven Spielberg a setup.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
12 - Filming the climatic ending on stage 16, Los Angeles
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13 - Steven Spielberg with camera operator, Mitch Dubin.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
14 - Filming the wedding scene.
behind the scenes photos indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
15 - ...And they lived happily ever after.
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All these wonderful behind-the-scenes photos for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are all in the book Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A Photographic Journal by David James.  The book has a foreword by Harrison Ford and a preface by Steven Spielberg.  David James was on set for all of the production has been the unit photographer for Steven Spielberg since Schindler's List (1993.)  The book has over 200 behind-the-scenes photos and includes a personal account on the 80-day shoot.  It is one of my favourite behind-the-scenes books with never before seen photos from the movie.
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If you enjoyed this article then check out our previous Indiana Jones behind-the-scenes posts
25 Behind The Scenes Photos From Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom RARE Behind The Scenes Photos.
We also have a fun article listing 25 fun facts on Raiders of the Lost Ark
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