Posted by ~The Raider~ from 18.104.22.168 on October 01, 1998 at 16:08:19:
In Reply to: WALLACE is going to kill me...did Ford or DiCrapio/Winslut do a better huge-potentially-fatal-thing-chasing-after-me sequence? posted by The Grey Wanderer on September 30, 1998 at 20:30:02:
: Let's review each. Ford did his own stunts, he was stumbling, carrying something, probably laden down with more equipment, did diving, tumbling, all the good stuff and it has come to symbolize Indiana Jones. Music could have been a little better though, in my opinion.
: DiCrapio and Winslut are chased in slowmotion by a huge wall of supposedly-freezing water for bout a ten-second shot. It looks good, the water, the lighting, the music, we can tell it's really those poor bastards and not some stunt people. In the next shot however they are caught by it (we don't really see their faces, so I'll assume that there were doubles). Guess all the smoking kind of got to their lungs. Poor bastards. Terrific shot though. Looks incredible in widescreen, THX, and surround sound (all three of which I'd endorse if I could).
: The winner: Ford. No stunt man, no faking it. Sheer speed, determination, and a little bit of Indy's special brand of magic pull Indy into the winner's circle. Ford at his age now could outrun that wall of water.
: WALLACE is going to bite my head off at the thought of comparing Indy to someone lesser but considerable.
: -The Grey Wanderer-
Let me put it this way: NO SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF ADVENTURE could EVER compare to the suspense and death defying stunts of the entire Indy triology. Especially some over-budgeted over-rated "disaster"-style over-done over-fantasized flick starring over-rated actors (I use that term loosely) done by a director with an over-inflated ego (much more inflated, believe it or not, than the leading man!).
In case you haven't noticed, I have some vendetta against the show.
Anyone else want to compare a classic to a BOMB, I will personally shove my whip down your throat.
(just kidding of course. If you like DiCrapio, that's your choice, but let it be known that....oh, forget it)
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