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10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Indiana Jones Movies You May Not Know

10 Obscure Behind The Scenes Facts About The Indiana Jones Movies With the release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hitting the big screens this week there are a lot of Indiana Jones articles flying around out there and in particular a number of "fun facts about Indiana Jones" so we thought it would be good to do the same but choose a few that a bit more obscure.  1 - Steven Spielberg's First Gunfight Did you know the gunfight at The Raven (Marion Ravenwood's bar) was Steven Spielberg first gunfight he shot?  Steven Spielberg on that scene: "My first real-good-guy-versus-bad-guy shoot-'em-up.  And it was just a lot of fun.  I found the slower we played the gunfight for the camera the faster and more directed the shots seemed to come out." 2- The Raven Almost Ended In Disaster Sticking with that scene in The Raven and Frank Marshall remembers the fire getting out of control.  "the firemen had to come in, I looked up and the flames were lickin

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - NO SPOILER REVIEW

It's an Indiana Jones movie. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  IT IS an Indiana Jones movie without a shadow of a doubt.  The less than stellar reviews that begun at Cannes and simmered away ever since ultimately played on my expectations and I wasn't expecting much before watching Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny for the first time.  Maybe that was a good thing?   The opening twenty minute scene with a young Indiana Jones played at an immense pace, what you would expect from any adventure movie let alone an Indiana Jones one.  I can honestly say if those twenty minutes were all I got from the movie then I would have been satisfied.  Nice plus points for the casting having such a fantastic actor such as Toby Jones to accompany Indy.  Fun fact: Toby Jones character in The Detectorists is called Lance and the artifact they are after in the beginning is also a Lance.  Okay, maybe not a fun fact but still made me smile.  The de-aging of Harrison Ford is some of the bes

Lets All Have Fun With Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

With The Dial of Destiny hitting the big screens this week I just wanted to stop, take a breath and say to everyone who is planning on going to see it we really hope you have a blast! However, it's okay not to like something and still be a fan and on the flip side it's okay to like everything about a franchise.  There will be some who love the movie and some who don't.  What we don't like is if the name-calling and ridiculing starting because someone is sat on one side of the camp and strongly disagrees with anyone else's opinion.  Just remember everyone is different and will have different tastes.  I'm sure over the coming week or so we will post content regarding the movie and will be a number of comments.  Lets try to respect each other's opinions.   On the subject of opinions, the other thing is we aim to bring you are honest reviews of the movie.  We were invited to the LA and London premieres but we want to assure you that these events and hype will no

INDIANA JONES AND THE POWER OF NOSTALGIA defines the term “nostalgia” as… noun a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time. The very first words you hear in the first Dial of Destiny teaser is Sallah saying “I miss the desert. I miss the sea. And I miss waking up every morning wondering what wonderful adventure the new day will bring us.” Nostalgia. This week, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opens in theaters worldwide, the fifth and final installment of a movie and television franchise that is 42 years old this year. I would argue much of the premise of Indiana Jones as a franchise is steeped in nostalgia. Director Steven Spielberg sought to make a movie quickly, on budget and with set pieces that recalled action flicks of the 1930s. The three original films were all set in the 1930s, more than 40 years before they were made. The mu

GUEST POST: Summer of Amblin' By Jeff Graber

Summer of Amblin' By Jeff Graber For Harvey Graber The Spark of Childhood Wonder. In 1981, a month after my 11th birthday in September, my father ushered me into the cool embrace of a movie theater. The film he had chosen was ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, a title unknown to my young mind. I wasn’t quite sure what I was about to experience, but my dad’s excitement was infectious. As the lights dimmed and the film began, the world outside ceased to exist. Indiana Jones, the whip-cracking, quick-witted archaeologist, leaped onto the screen and into my world. I found myself riveted, perched on the edge of my seat, my young heart drumming in my chest. Each chase, each narrow escape, each victory had me leaning forward, my breaths shallow, my palms damp with anticipation. I could feel the adrenaline surging, pulsating, echoing Indy’s every move.  When the film reached its climactic end, I found myself shaking slightly, a tremor born from the rollercoaster of emotions I’d ridden. As the thea


First, it comes for the metal… Then it came for everything else. A new threat will be unleashed throughout the galaxy far, far away in STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS, the all-new Marvel Comics crossover event kicking off in August. Written by Charles Soule and drawn by Luke Ross, this dark and terrifying tale will introduce a malevolent entity known as the SCOURGE which will corrupt droids, cyborgs, and everything in between and cause chaos for the Empire and Rebellion alike. A new line of variant covers by Rachael Stott spotlights some of its’ prime targets including C-3PO, Beilert Valance, and in a shocking twist, Darth Vader! After all, there is no greater prize than the Force and since he’s more machine than man, the Scourge will seek to claim it from none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith himself! Stott’s SCOURGED VARIANT COVERS will adorn all five issues of the main event series and will also be available as virgin variant covers. Check them out now and pick up STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS


FEATURES THE MUSIC OF 2X GRAMMY- AND BAFTA-NOMINATED COMPOSER BENJAMIN WALLFISCH PREORDERS NOW AVAILABLE: TRIPLE LP, TWO COLOR VINYL AND DOUBLE CD WaterTower Music is elated to announce today’s release of the soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ film “The Flash” . Directed by Andy Muschietti (the “IT” films, “Mama”), “The Flash” is now in theaters. “The Flash” serves as the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film, and sees Director Muschietti reunite with noted collaborator, two-time GRAMMY- and BAFTA-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (the “IT” films, “Shazam,” “Blade Runner 2049” [with Hans Zimmer]), who created all of the music found on The Flash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) . Fans got an enthusiastic taste of the highly anticipated soundtrack over the past few weeks with the early release of four tracks: “ Worlds Collide ”, “ Run ”, “ I Am Batman ” and “ Sounds About Right, Bruce , and can now hear the entire, 43-track soundtrack, which is currently available

Highlights from the Los Angeles Premiere of LucasFilms' Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny With Interviews

Highlights from the Los Angeles Premiere of LucasFilms' Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny at Dolby Theatre on June 14 in Hollywood, California. Harrison Ford thanked the fans and during one interview said we're celebrating the movie but also all these people (pointing to the fans) and said they have kept us making movies for 42 years. Karen Allen laughed at how she has known for the last two years she was in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and how she's not been able to breath a word of it.  "It's been a challenge" she said. One of my favourite actors, Toby Jones look a little bewildered by all the grandeur. "It's not the kind of thing I ever thought I would be part of."  Phoebe Waller-Bridge looked positively excited.  "We've been sitting on this film for so long, I am so excited for it to come out.  It's such a ride and such an adventure." The stars of the movie take to the red carpet to celebrate the US premiere

New Trailer Drops For Ahsoka. The Latest Star Wars Series Coming To Disney+

A new trailer for the latest Star Wars Disney+ TV series "Ahsoka" hit the Internet today.  “Ahsoka” will debut exclusively on Disney+ in August 2023.  "Ahsoka" stars Rosario Dawson in the title role. Set after the fall of the Empire, the new series follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.  Disney+ is available for £7.99 per month – with no hidden costs and the ability to cancel anytime. There’s something for everyone to watch, adding new TV series, blockbuster movies and exclusive originals throughout the year from our six key brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star. Enjoy a pick of your Lucasfilm favourites, including the critically acclaimed “Andor”, the legendary “Star Wars” collection and animated favourite “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”. With our endless library of entertainment spanning everything from documentaries to critically acclaimed drama, and comedy to classic a


Across Star Wars storytelling, droids have served a variety of roles ranging from loyal sidekicks to deadly enemies, but after this summer, fans will never look at them the same way again! Starting in July, STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS is an all-new Marvel Comics crossover event that kicks off when a new threat is unleashed throughout the galaxy, corrupting droids, cyborgs, and everything in-between! The saga will bring horror to the galaxy far, far away as droids of all allegiances and roles unite for a bold new purpose, causing chaos for the Rebellion and the Empire alike! The highly-anticipated epic will be told across a main event series, STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS, as well as tie-in issues of four ongoing series that are currently bridging the gap between the films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi: STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA, and STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS. Announced last week on, the event will also include a spinoff series, STAR WA