Raiders Has Been Raided.

If you're wondering where the updates are, I've been inundated with a nasty virus. Last time I used a trojan it was to prevent a virus not contract one!

Hopefully, things will be back to normal shortly but for now, M2YW is on hiatus.


My Dinner At Indy's.

I'd say one of the many reasons I disliked Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (apart from Kate's incessant screaming and Short Round's interminable whinging) had to be the racist meal served by the "Maharajah".

From the trivia:

*The "chilled monkey-brains" were made from custard and raspberry sauce.

*For the scene where Willie stirs up the soup and several eyeballs rise to the surface, Steven Spielberg said that this particular scene was notoriously difficult to shoot and it took many takes to get the result seen in the final film. The eyeballs were attached to the bottom of the soup bowl with stick-ups and Kate Capshaw was supposed to give the soup a good stir in order to un-stick the eyes so they could rise to the surface, but the stick-ups help pretty tight and for many takes, only one or two of the eyes would un-stick and rise to the surface.

I'm feeling a tad peckish now!



I don't think I've ever seen the English dub of Godzilla vs Mothra: Battle for Earth, (1992), so I don't know if it's as bad as the critics say. If you watch this, at the 4-6 second mark, you'll get a taste of Indiana--Nihon style!

The Secret Vortex has this to say about the film:
"The only drawback to this film is the Indiana Jones homage at the beginning, where a young archaeologist (our film's nominal hero, although he doesn't do much but stand around and watch like everybody else in the film) runs through several variations of famous Indiana Jones scenes before the main plot begins. I guess they thought it would a unique way of starting a Godzilla film, but unfortunately they don't even bother to parody Indiana Jones, which might have worked, but instead play it straight, so that if feels less like a homage and more like a ripoff."

I wouldn't be quite that harsh. Let's take a look at the ゴジラvsモスラ pamphlet and see if we can find any references to Indiana Jones (interupted by a few versions of the Mosura song by the Cosmos!)

There is relatively little there to go on. So let's check out the mini-Encyclopedia.

Still not so much, then perhaps if we check out the Manga version?
That's the ticket!! Once the big G starts smashing stuff, there isn't much left for our Indy-clone to do, but I suspect that there is little or no other Indiana Jones manga out there so this is the most we can expect.

This is a rather strange mashup: Indiana Jones vs. Godzilla. Apparently I'm not the first to imagine this team-up and my favourite of the bunch can be found on the Screamsheet. Not that I could do any better, but don't waste your time on the YouTube version and the poem at that link is rather odd and begat some odd fan-fiction as well.

I have a far better crossover in mind for tomorrow night but for now, here is the inspiration for today's Monster-Mashup. It may be the first time Indy & Gojira ever showed up on the same page and it took place in the 1984 pamphlet of インディ・ジョーンズ/魔宮の伝説(インディ・ジョーンズ/まきゅうのでんせつ、Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom).


Behind The Scenes.

Here are the last of the pics from my Raider's pamphlet, including the cast & crew lists!

Pretty cool stuff, eh? Speaking of the crew etc, do you have any interest in reading Kasdan's original script? Well, now's your chance.

I have run out of material for now, so I'll have to delve into other Indy movies...


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