Re: Why didn't Lucas like Darabont's script?

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Posted by James from ( on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 4:44pm :

In Reply to: Re: Why didn't Lucas like Darabont's script? posted by Sean from ( on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 4:22pm :

I really don't think Darabont or anyone else had plans to kill Indy off. When you consider how they've stressed not wanting to 'leave a bad taste' with the audience, it's unlikely they would've tried to go out on such a downbeat note.

It's an interesting suggestion that Lucas may not be the only one who disliked it. He does get the short end of everything these days, although his own admission that he wanted to 'make a pass at it' for his own benefit seems to support the notion that at least Spielberg was happy with it.

My gut reaction from everything I read regarding it was that the script contained a slower-paced film than what we've come to expect. When you consider that Spielberg has long described wanting to provide Indy with a mature love story, along with the kind of direction his films have taken in recent years, it's safe to assume Lucas felt it needed a more Indy-ish pace. (I believe a 'lack of action' was even one of the reasons allegedly cited by Lucas.)

I'm just taking the fact that the rejected script hasn't been leaked as a good sign. What's another couple of years? :D

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