Re: Temple of Doom & Indian Cinema Parallels

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Posted by Dale Dassel from on April 13, 1998 at 19:59:16:

In Reply to: Temple of Doom & Indian Cinema Parallels posted by Ari Braginsky on April 13, 1998 at 16:24:50:

: Hi,

: I am in the process of taking an Asian Cinema class (INDIAN CINEMA) and was working on a few possible topics for my term paper. I was wondering if it would be feasible to try to extract some parallels between conventions used in typical asian movies (e.g. cinematic techniques, recurring indian nationalist themes, etc..) and this film by Spielberg.

: An interesting note that I learned of was that for every movie shot in India, the money used MUST BE SPENT IN INDIA (e.g. shooting costs, etc..). This was also true with that old James Bond film that was filmed in India if I am not correct.

: But anyways, if anyone knows of some film theory resources that might point out some similarities between Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and typical Indian Cinema, I would greatly appreciate it.

: Please respond to my email if you can:


Actually, the exact reverse is true. India was not well-received
in Temple of Doom. The country demanded a copy of the script, and then proceeded
to make Lucas and Spielberg change half of it, which they would have
none of, and instead opted to shoot in Sri Lanka, where they could film
without being hampered by the country's government. Can't say I blame
them, can you?


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