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3 things:1. well done2. nice heartburn joke3. "temple of doom" was a prequel?
1. Thanks!2. Thanks again! That was totally ad-libbed. 3. Yes. Little known fact. The first takes place in 1936 while Doom takes place in 35. Why? No clue. Ask George Lucas.
I'd like some more ad-libbing next time. I'm one of these guys who when I listen to a commentary track on a DVD, I just want to hear talking the whole time. Other than that, it's still a good list. I love how the ants pull that guy into their giant anthill. That's kind of Sarlaac pit-like. You've got to figure they keep him alive in there for a little while while they munch on him.
Oh, and I always figured there were at least a couple of reasons why Temple of Doom was a prequel. 1. Indy is more cocky and he doesn't believe in religious mumbo-jumbo. Temple of Doom is kind of an origin story in that way, showing how Indy's eyes are opened to possibilities beyond pure reason.2. They probably didn't want people asking, "What happened to Marion?" He seemed pretty tight with her at the end of Raiders, so it would have seemed weird for him to be so cozy with another woman. I realize Marion was absent from Last Crusade, as well, but a number of years had passed since Raiders, at that point. Also, she had already been absent for a film.Though it does make you wonder where Indy dumped Short Round. I kind of wish he would have made a reappearance in Crystal Skull. How awesome would that have been?
I think Temple of Doom is a prequel because they wanted to explain why Indiana Jones was so dismissive of God when he talked about the Ark and stuff in Raiders."Clearly God doesn't exist," he was thinking during Raiders. "I worship Shiva."
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