Re: How Come Temple's Got a Bad Rap?

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Posted by Gary from on October 04, 1998 at 19:43:46:

In Reply to: Re: How Come Temple's Got a Bad Rap? posted by Azuma on October 04, 1998 at 12:23:57:

: Dear sir:

: Like the others, for me I like Raiders the most! In fact, ToD does not my type of movie. But I know some of my friends they feel ToD is the best one in Indy saga. So just take easy, it's only a metter of feeling from different person!

: Azuma

: : Am I one of the few that believe Temple of Doom is arguably the best
: : in the series? Most completely disagree with me, which is perfectly
: : allright.

: : Still, I find Temple to be *ultimate* Indy: Ford isn't as wooden, the
: : action is larger than life (as it should be), the tone lighter (I
: : feel Raiders was taking itself a bit too seriously), the
: : characters humorous and the locations most exotic of the series.
: : Not to mention the risks Speilberg took with this one. I just hate to hear Speilberg apologizing for this entry in the series ["show a little backbone, will ya'?!"]

: : Crusade, by comparison, was quite a reactionary response to those
: : who didn't like Temple; in my opinion, it was extremely conservative
: : and thus by the numbers. It was safe. And this was the film experience
: : that convinced me to be a filmmaker!

: : Of course, Raiders started it all, and it's fabulous. But like I pointed out, I felt the tone was just a bit too serious. Hey, we're talking pulp here! Don't get me wrong, I love Indy, but it seems Temple always, unjustifiably, gets the bad rap.

: : -Andrea

: : P.S. For those of you not familiar with Pauline Kael, the former film critic for the New Yorker, I would strongly suggest you check out her review on Temple. It hits the nail on the head, in my opinion, and truly does the film critical justice.

I like al three movies preaty equaly when I had my Wested made I combined elements of the Temple and Crusader into the style that looks good. It takes more than three short movise to develop a charater and I like that Mr. Ford changed the way he portraed the role in each movie. It too several years of a weekly Tv show that gave us good developed charaters in Star Trek Tv and Movie series.
Just a Thought

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