Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Indy 4 Teaser and Clerks Video (that I poached off of another blog...)

TV Guide Online has an interview with George Lucas and he talks about why Sean Connery isn't in the newest Indiana Jones movie. TV Guide: Were you disappointed about Sean Connery not coming out of retirement to play Indy's father? Lucas: No, in the end, it turned out better. In the beginning, he was just in a little bit of it, and I think with the strength of Sean Connery, people would've wanted him to go all the way through the whole thing, and the story really didn't work that way. And so I think there would've been some disappointment that [his character] dropped out partway through the movie. By having somebody else fill that role, you lose him without any regret, so to speak, even though we got a great actor to play the part. And I mean, he's not his father, so it's much easier.... TV Guide: You mean [the other actor] is not playing Indy's father? Lucas: That's right. It's just a completely different character, so you're not invested in him in any way. The fact that that character, after the first part of the movie, isn't needed doesn't become a problem. Whereas I think with the scene we had, where [Indy] says goodbye to his dad, everybody was, "Wait a minute! Isn't he coming back?" So in the end, I think it turned out for the best. Sean just retired and he wants to stay retired, and I understand that. [Laughs] I think he just said, "Look, I've done it, I've done it." He was very tempted, you know, and we talked for a long time. But in the end, he just said, "Eh, I'm playing golf." TV Guide: Anything about the film that's been out there, wrong Internet buzz, that you want to correct? Lucas: Well, I don't really read the Internet buzz. TV Guide: Probably healthy. Lucas: Yeah, I don't get involved in all that. A film is what it is. And you know, I think it's turned out well. It's very funny, it's very exciting, and it's everything that the other ones were. I can't wait to see it! [Laughs] And Cassandra had this clip from Clerks 2 on her blog. The great debate over which is better, The Lord of the Rings or the Star Wars Trilogy. Don't watch if your kids are in the room though, it has more than its fair share of profanity.

4 comments:

Robert said...

Good stuff :) I'm a big fan of the Indiana Jones movies and I can't wait for this!

DesLily said...

Woof.. can not wait for Indy back again!!!

SQT said...

Yeah, there isn't anything at all wrong about Indy....

Cassandra said...

Hi SQT, indeed Indy is top totty. Am not sure if he just might be a teensy bit over the hill though < shocked silence>
Ah... okay.
Glad you liked Clerks clip - awesome eh!! Great movie....