The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Many people consider 1999 to be one of the great years in cinema. Countless great movies released that year, and one of those was Spike Jonze's fantasy comedy about a man who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's head and the two women in his life.
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is nonsensical, silly, and surreal sci-fi mumbo jumbo that amounts to nothing.
Five years after Steven Spielberg and George Lucas dipped into the dark waters for the second Indiana Jones film, they brought the Man with the Hat back in a much brighter story and, as the posters announced, this time he brought his dad.
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas both approached their 1984 follow-up to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" from a dark place while they were simultaneously going through divorces. Perhaps because of this, or perhaps because they were trying to create something different, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" has always been the ugly red-headed stepchild of the series, having a schizophrenic imbalance between goofy campiness and gruesome horror.
Everything about Steven Spielberg's 1981 film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," is iconic. From the unforgettable lines that are so easy to quote to the brilliant characters saying them and the pitch-perfect actors playing them, to the adventure and danger, to John Williams' score, to Jones' hat and whip. Join us as we start our Indiana Jones series and talk about the influence this film had on our childhoods and how it still plays an important role in our moviegoing sensibilities.