Posted by Brisco from fwk098144.res-hall.nwu.edu on June 07, 1998 at 20:06:38:
In Reply to: Re: A hard drinker and the beat posted by adam on June 07, 1998 at 19:58:38:
: : Is Indy a drinker like Marion? Or can Indy not even compare to Marion?
: : In other words,
: : My friend says Indy is like Marion with the drinking I say he doesn't even come close. Help me out?
Well, as George Lucas originally envisioned him, Indy *was* a hard drinker. He was a hard-drinking professor-by-day-playboy-by-night type, a boozer and a womanizer. Spielberg didn't like that aspect, and decided to play it down. What they agreed on was a compromise: George feels that that side of Indy is still there, but it's not really portrayed on screen. (I may have George and Steven's positions reversed; it's been a while since I read this.) This information is from either a 1984 biography of Harrison Ford or else "The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark." I believe it's the former.
: Just my opinion. Sorry if this letter is a bit disjointed, I hate finals.
I'll drink to hating finals.
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