Here’s my latest painting. I don’t remember how I thought of swapping out the idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark (2nd-best Indiana Jones movie, obviously behind Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) with a Slurpee, but here we are. (I’ve got other similar paintings with the Silver Surfer and Two-Face in the works.)
If you’re interested in hanging these types of things on you wall, it’s over at Etsy.
SOME FUN INDIANA JONES TRIVIA
“Dan Akroyd (not a crew member) appears as an airport official who walks the cast to the plane.” –via Mental Floss. (Click that link to see 10 other amazing Jones tidbits.)
Spielberg wanted Karen Allen to appear in The Temple of Doom, but he and Lucas had already decided to use a different heroine for each new film.
Karen Allen is my cousin. That’s a true story… but its a different Karen Allen.
Harrison Ford and Pat Roach are the only actors to appear in each of the first three movies. Roach played the German plane mechanic in Raiders, a Thugee guard crushed by a roller in The Temple of Doom, and a Gestapo agent in The Last Crusade. Roach died of cancer in 2004.
The Temple of Doom is actually a prequel, set before the events in Raiders and The Last Crusade.
Empire has some great blurbs from various players in Temple of Doom. Here’s a gem from Steven Spielberg:
The second film I could have done a lot better if there had been a different story. It was a good learning exercise for me to really throw myself into a black hole. I came out of the darkness of Temple Of Doom and I entered the light of the woman I was eventually going to marry [Kate Capshaw] and raise a family with.
Speaking of that family, Capshaw had adopted a boy (Theo) before wedding Spielberg. The director officially adopted the kid after the marriage. I have never wanted to be adopted so badly in my life.
Oh. I was just kidding before. The Last Crusade is hands down the best Indy flick.