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June 20, 2007

Globetrotting archaeologist and ophidiophobe Indiana Jones (a.k.a. Harrison Ford) is coming to our neck of the woods — well, within a day’s drive, anyway. At the end of the month, director Steven Spielberg and crew are scheduled to arrive in New Haven to shoot scenes for the fourth, as-yet-untitled installment of the Indiana Jones movie series.

Details are scant, but the story takes place in the 1950s, to take into account the 18-year gap since the release of the last sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The movie, which also stars Australian Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and up-and-comer Shia LaBeouf, began shooting Monday in New Mexico and will be released on May 22, 2008.

Dr. Recherché portends a Shakespearean death for the film hero:

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come. (Julius Caesar)

What do you think?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2007 10:02 pm

    please go and say Hi to Indiana Jones for me!!

    i’ll glady change my name to Indy if he adopts me!

  2. July 29, 2007 4:18 pm

    Speaking of movies, have you heard about the upcoming movie adaptation of Jon Katz’s border collie bestseller A Good Year starring Jeff Bridges (and a border collie)?

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