Posted by IndianaGJR from cache-rtc-aa05.proxy.aol.com (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 12:22pm :
In Reply to: Could be posted by Michaelson from mcross.utsi.edu (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 12:30pm :
: All points well made. Last time I spoke to Peter, he said he had not been approached by anyone concerning the fourth movie, but then again, as has been said above, why would he admit it if he had! Confidentiality is the name of the game, and the way you get future business with movie companies is to keep mum when it's required. To muddy the water, it's known that Ford owns and wears a Gibson and Barnes Expedition Indy jacket, and likes it, so would HE have any input to what they choose? Doubtful, but it's something to mull over while we wait.
: I have heard another hat company was approached early this year to send several fedoras to the Paramount prop department for inspection for possible use, but nothing more has been heard since they were shipped.
: So, the wait continues....Regards. Michaelson
: : Lucas didn't have the foresight? The King of the Wookiee Mug? On the contrary, Michigan.
: : Mass market versions of the jacket were produced around the time of 'Last Crusade,' and in fact this was the only option for people until the internet caught on and people began hearing of the Keppler's and the Schulte's of the world.
: : Peter has a right to produce the jackets, since it was his original design, however I don't think that he can label the jacket as an Indiana Jones jacket without compromising copyright laws. This is just to protect the name of the character, mind you.
: : Wested wasn't really secretive about working on the first two Star Wars prequels, so I doubt the company would be tight lipped if they were, in fact, producing the jackets.
: : Point blank, Wested WILL produce the jackets for Indiana Jones IV because they worked on the first three and every one of the BIG 3 owns a current Wested. That kind of loyalty doesn't come cheap.
: : I think that the fedora is open to debate, but not the jacket. You will see the familiar Wested on screen, and I'm pretty sure that some lucky gearhead will have the next jacket to roll off of the production line after the last film jacket is made.
: : I think that this presents a positive possibility for the screen accurate camp, as the materials that go into producing the jacket for Indy IV will still be readily available.
: : And if you don't think Lucas has the foresight, I'll bet Peter does, and he will order a hell of a lot more materials than needed for just the film.
: : Cheers,
: : Sean
Long time no talk. Hope you have been well. Great to see you are still around! Is it rumored or in fact true that Ford does own a Gibson and Barnes jacket? I think its pretty amazing if he does. I own one. What an attachment i have to that jacket.
Talk soon friend,
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