Vanity Fair cover story by Jim Windolf on the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones movie. Don’t miss the web-only interviews with Spielberg and Lucas.
For the record: My money says it’s going to be, at the worst, as good as Temple of Doom or Last Crusade. (I can’t bring myself to hope that it’ll be as great as Raiders of the Lost Ark, which I consider one of the very best movies ever made, full stop.) The second Star Wars trilogy has spooked a bunch of people regarding this movie, but the Indy movies are at least as much Spielberg’s as Lucas’s, and if anything, more so. Spielberg and Lucas have very different weaknesses (sentimentality and woodenness, respectively) and balance each other almost perfectly.
★ Thursday, 3 January 2008