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(io9)   Here's video of what the marketplace battle from Raiders Of The Lost Ark would have looked like if Harrison Ford hadn't had to crap right then   (io9.com) divider line 60
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2012-09-08 06:58:51 PM  

LindenFark: KrispyKritter: mindless comments in a dull monotone

I think Ford just has no respect for or need of the media, so it's expedient and efficient for him to be curt of the point of dickishness. I get the sense (or may have heard) that he's unwilling to do standard movie promotion. If that limits the rolls available to him, I doubt he cares.

My disappointment in him is that he doesn't seem to be pushing his craft. He's made his money and doesn't seem to be interested in exercising his potential or producing memorable performances.


The best interview I ever saw with him was on The Daily Show. It was the ONE TIME that Stewart was sick and Steve Carell filled in. He asked Ford "What question do you get asked all the time that bothers you the most?". Ford replied "I guess it's when people ask about my personal life." Carell said "OK, let's talk about that."
 
2012-09-09 12:57:15 AM  
I thought he came across as personable and funny when he was on Inside the Actor's Studio.
 
2012-09-09 06:13:53 AM  

Fano: Troy McClure: Rex_Banner: Nadie_AZ: Easy Reader: Always wondered why the crowd cheered. The foreign dude essentially blew into town and murdered one of their own. And I happen to have a couple of theories:

#1 The Swordsman is some kind of town menace, like maybe he goes around stealing whatever he wants from their market stalls under threat of cutting them with his sword.

#2 In the practical world of filmmaking, that's probably about the only thing the extras were capable of doing on that budget and schedule.

/Also have theories about how that light trap worked, as well as one or two other factors in the film. Was obsessed with this movie when it came out.

I thought he was a hired assassin who was sent to kill him.

I always thought that the swordsman and a few other town thugs were Nazi sympathizers/collaborators who helped them keep order and that most of the other townspeople resented the Nazis coming in and doing thir thing. That would explain why they cheered the swordsman's death and why they helped Indy hide the truck with the ark on it at the end of the chase scene

It was the town collectively saying, "you got knocked the fark out!"

A little from column A, a little from column B, is what I always thought.


My take on it was more that the rest of the townsfolk really had no clue who the dude with the sword was, except that there's some American running through the plaza and this other dude pulls out a sword and starts threatening the poor guy. So yeah, if I were one of those townsfolk I'd back up to give Mister Sword Guy some room, but I wouldn't really be rooting for him. At best I'd be cautiously curious, especially when he starts whipping the damn thing around like he's going to cut the relatively innocent American guy in half. And when he gets shot... yeah, I'd cheer. Thank you, random American, for shooting this dangerous whackjob who felt the bazaar desperately needed threats of dismemberment.
 
2012-09-09 07:59:04 AM  

yukichigai: Fano: Troy McClure: Rex_Banner: Nadie_AZ: Easy Reader: Always wondered why the crowd cheered. The foreign dude essentially blew into town and murdered one of their own. And I happen to have a couple of theories:

#1 The Swordsman is some kind of town menace, like maybe he goes around stealing whatever he wants from their market stalls under threat of cutting them with his sword.

#2 In the practical world of filmmaking, that's probably about the only thing the extras were capable of doing on that budget and schedule.

/Also have theories about how that light trap worked, as well as one or two other factors in the film. Was obsessed with this movie when it came out.

I thought he was a hired assassin who was sent to kill him.

I always thought that the swordsman and a few other town thugs were Nazi sympathizers/collaborators who helped them keep order and that most of the other townspeople resented the Nazis coming in and doing thir thing. That would explain why they cheered the swordsman's death and why they helped Indy hide the truck with the ark on it at the end of the chase scene

It was the town collectively saying, "you got knocked the fark out!"

A little from column A, a little from column B, is what I always thought.

My take on it was more that the rest of the townsfolk really had no clue who the dude with the sword was, except that there's some American running through the plaza and this other dude pulls out a sword and starts threatening the poor guy. So yeah, if I were one of those townsfolk I'd back up to give Mister Sword Guy some room, but I wouldn't really be rooting for him. At best I'd be cautiously curious, especially when he starts whipping the damn thing around like he's going to cut the relatively innocent American guy in half. And when he gets shot... yeah, I'd cheer. Thank you, random American, for shooting this dangerous whackjob who felt the bazaar desperately needed threats of dismemberment.


I always thought the swordsman and his cronies were from a caste of assassins, indicated by their black robes/masks, and the townspeople were glad to see them defeated as they were generally bad guys.
 
2012-09-09 09:26:55 AM  

yukichigai: My take on it was more that the rest of the townsfolk really had no clue who the dude with the sword was, except that there's some American running through the plaza and this other dude pulls out a sword and starts threatening the poor guy.


Plus Indy was spending American dollars. He probably put a lot of merchant's kids through college just on one shopping trip so yeah, they'd root for him. Until he started knocking over everyone's baskets. Then they probably thought he was a dick.
 
2012-09-09 11:49:23 AM  

OriginalGamer: KrispyKritter: saw Harrison Ford on a talk show years ago. stereotypical blockhead actor with mindless comments in a dull monotone. yet there he is, one of the most over rated actors of our time. he should run for office, no doubt american dooshbags would vote him right on in.

For what it's worth, my Uncle had a ranch next to Harrison Ford's ranch in Wyoming. He met the guy on several occasions and said he couldn't be a nicer guy. Ford also piloted helicopters and helped with search and rescue in the area. Doesn't seem that douchy to me.


My grandparents lived in the same neighborhood. Always had nice things to say, and after my grandpa died Ford took my grandma out to dinner (totally jelly). He might be a douche in interviews, but seems ok IRL.
 
2012-09-09 11:51:47 AM  

chewielouie: OriginalGamer: KrispyKritter: saw Harrison Ford on a talk show years ago. stereotypical blockhead actor with mindless comments in a dull monotone. yet there he is, one of the most over rated actors of our time. he should run for office, no doubt american dooshbags would vote him right on in.

For what it's worth, my Uncle had a ranch next to Harrison Ford's ranch in Wyoming. He met the guy on several occasions and said he couldn't be a nicer guy. Ford also piloted helicopters and helped with search and rescue in the area. Doesn't seem that douchy to me.

Helped? If I recall correctly, he actually saved two people, and transported them to safety. Tell me that wouldn't make a cool story bro, "Yeah, got lost hiking in the Rockies. Got saved by Indiana Jones."


One girl he saved was suffering from altitude sickness and puked in his hat. And then when she realized she had puked in Indiana Jones' hat she apparently started sobbing and apologizing.
 
2012-09-09 12:57:45 PM  
Okay, everybody here knows that Raiders is in IMAX for one week only, right? I haven't seen it advertised anywhere and I feel it's my duty to pass it on.

Went to see it yesterday. The picture is clearly not IMAX quality and some scenes are very fuzzy, but the sound is great and now I've gotten to see it on a huge screen. Definitely worth it.
 
2012-09-09 01:11:12 PM  

AJTressler: Okay, everybody here knows that Raiders is in IMAX for one week only, right? I haven't seen it advertised anywhere and I feel it's my duty to pass it on.

Went to see it yesterday. The picture is clearly not IMAX quality and some scenes are very fuzzy, but the sound is great and now I've gotten to see it on a huge screen. Definitely worth it.


If it wasn't shot in IMAX then it isn't going to be in IMAX quality.
 
2012-09-09 01:31:52 PM  

Mugato: AJTressler: Okay, everybody here knows that Raiders is in IMAX for one week only, right? I haven't seen it advertised anywhere and I feel it's my duty to pass it on.

Went to see it yesterday. The picture is clearly not IMAX quality and some scenes are very fuzzy, but the sound is great and now I've gotten to see it on a huge screen. Definitely worth it.

If it wasn't shot in IMAX then it isn't going to be in IMAX quality.


Yeah, I guess I should have made my point clearer. It was kind of like watching a DVD on an HDTV.
 
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