Re: "If you are Scottish lord, then I am Jesse Owens!"

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Posted by nitzsche from on August 04, 1998 at 18:17:31:

In Reply to: Re: "If you are Scottish lord, then I am Jesse Owens!" posted by Michaelson on August 04, 1998 at 13:26:48:

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: : : : : : does anyone else notice harrsion ford nearly mouthing the butler's line about the tapestries? check out the scene! watch his lips...

: : : : : : nitzsche

: : : : : According to Last Crusade info, he says "I am Jesse Owens", The runner who dashed Hitler's dream of his Arian atheletes at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Problem was, Lucas didn't think that many people would even know who Jesse Owens was, so they dubbed Mickey Mouse in it's place. Regards. Michaelson

: : : : I have a c.d. that tells the story of Last Crusade (about 45 min long!) that I bought back in 1989 and it contains the excised line "...then I am Mae West..." It's kind of a shocker to hear when you're mouthing along the word to the movies as I'm sure we all have done at some point! Off hand I can't remember, but I know there's a few more lines on the c.d. that alas, didn' t make it into the final cut.
: : : : Sean

: : : That's very interesting. What is the cd title? It contridicts everything that is currently written about that excised line. Regards. Michaelson

: : I can verify that, I have that CD also. I got it once thinking it was the LC SoundTrack. It looked different though, but I got it anyways. It's called "The Story of (in small print!) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". The story is told by Sallah (wonderful job) and there are a lot of cuts from the movie (dialog). It's a great collector's item, but I only saw it once in my life in a store (as well as the $30 Temple of Doom DC Import) so I don't think it's easy to find. Good luck!

: Was it aimed at a young audience? If so, the Mae West statement would make sense, since kids wouldn't know who Jesse Owens was either. Thanks for the info. Regards. Michaelson

I've read that both jesse owens and mae west were screened, but neither name held any meaning for younger kids...thus the mickey mouse dubbing. since mae west is most famous for being a "well-endowed" starlet, i don't think that was aimed for kids either. both original takes were too obscure.

but, aside from that, does anyone else notice slight lip movement from ford, as if he's keeping pace for comedic timing?


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