The Adventures Of Indiana Jones
As with Star Wars, the George Lucas-produced Indiana Jones trilogy was not just a plaything for kids but an act of nostalgic affection toward a lost phenomenon: the cliffhanging movie serials of the past. Episodic in structure and with fate hanging in the balance about every 10 minutes, the Jones features tapped into Lucas's extremely profitable Star Wars formula of modernizing the look and feel of an old, but popular, story model. Steven Spielberg directed all three films, which are set in the late 1930s and early '40s: the comic book-like Raiders of the Lost Ark, the spooky, Gunga Din-inspired Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the cautious but entertaining Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Fans and critics disagree over the order of preference, some even finding the middle movie nearly repugnant in its violence. (Pro-Temple of Doom people, on the other hand, believe that film to be the most disarmingly creative and emotionally effective of the trio.) One thing's for sure: Harrison Ford's swaggering, two-fisted, self-effacing performance worked like a charm, and the art of cracking bullwhips was probably never quite the iconic activity it soon became after Raiders. Supporting players and costars were very much a part of the series, too--Karen Allen, Sean Connery (as Indie's dad), Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Denholm Elliot, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies among them. Years have passed since the last film (another is supposedly due soon), but emerging film buffs can have the same fun their predecessors did picking out numerous references to Hollywood classics and B-movies of the past. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The only music that has more vivid emotional ties is the theme to JAWS.
Anyway, Our family LOVES all the Harrison Ford Indiana Jones movies. Read more
It got here quit and in perfect condition! Worth every dollar and the bonus disc was full of behind the scene footage!Published on Feb. 3 2013 by zac thiffault
I already knew about the Indiana Jones movies and just wanted to have the collection home to watch it once more. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2009 by R. Gagnon
How can one not love Indiana Jones? The guy is brilliant, tough, not afraid to get his hands dirty, he doesn't mind shooting the bad guy rather than just delivering him to justice... Read morePublished on Dec 28 2007 by J. Tupone
Indiana Jones has been one of my fave series of movies since I was little. Raiders of the Lost Ark is so great, it's so exciting and I really liked the female lead. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by cruel_girl
I'm not much of a fan of "Temple Of Doom", but I think "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" are excellent. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Alan
The Indiana Jones Trilogy comprises my very favourite movies of all time, in fact these movies are one of the most important things in my life. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Jacob Goering
otherwise this set would rate 5 stars. But to die-hard Indy lovers, this set is essential. Definitely keep youngsters away from #2 Doom, but older kids will be fine with the 1st... Read morePublished on June 23 2004