Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Feature
The 30 Reasons Why We Love Indy
We count down all the best things about the Indiana Jones films

submit to reddit

... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ...
Back 7 of 30 Next

24. The Subtle But Never Campy Nods To Film History

Indiana Jones map

From the moment that the Paramount logo sly dissolves into a real South American logo, it is a sure sign that Raiders is going to be a romp through cinema history. Yet these nods to film folklore are never blatant or showy they are perfectly woven into the fabric of the films. From the exaggerated shadows on the wall of the Raven bar to the animated map that plots Indy's progress to shimmering stardust that appears over Temple Of Doom's Busby Berkeley opening number, the referencing is simultaneously generalised but specific, never aping a particular film, just filling every frame with a love of movie craft and magic.

... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ...
Back
7 of 30
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 RE: Bias
The 4th was not the best More

Posted by Lost4812162342 on Thursday October 18, 2012, 18:15

2 RE: Bias
And I never realised Helen had had the erm, 'operation'. More

Posted by matty_b on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 07:51

3 RE: Bias
L: Deanobeany The reason you love the indy films? every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40.ew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the greatest example of cinema. hat Kim Newman must've had a hard paper round. More

Posted by horribleives on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 06:36

4 RE: Bias
L: Deanobeany The reason you love the indy films? Because every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40. You grew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the t example of cinema. ]   They don't actually. Odd dates too. A 40yo would have barely been 10 when Raiders came out so for it to be as successful as it was (top 20 inflation adjusted box office of all time) it clearly had a much wider appeal than a bunch of 10yos.    Also - slightly sexist. Not all Empire reviewers are male. More

Posted by elab49 on Monday October 15, 2012, 12:50

5
Glad to see this article focuses mainly on the original trilogy and not on that bag of sh*te Skull. And what was that bit about Spielberg 'using practical effects and stuntmen wherever possible' on the 4th film?? Ants? Jeep swordfight? Waterfall? Aliens? Spaceships? Magnetic gunpowder? Fridges? Pyramids? MONKEYS!!!!!!! Christ it's difficult to think of a scene where Lucas.....sorry Spielberg DIDN'T use any CGI. Hang on....was Ray Winstone real or was he this film's Jar Jar Binks?....cos he was equally as annoying! More

Posted by Bobby TwoTimes on Monday October 15, 2012, 12:47

6 RE: Bias
L: Deanobeany The reason you love the indy films? Because every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40. You grew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the greatest example of cinema. iased against what? Against you? If you're so down on Empire, why the hell are you a member of the site? More

Posted by Whistler on Monday October 15, 2012, 12:33

7 Bias
The reason you love the indy films? Because every single one of your man-child reviewers is between the age of 28 and 40. You grew up watching these movies and have an unmoving bias and nostaliga for them, Your magazine holds Back To The Future, Die Hard and Indiana Jones (original trilogy) as the greatest example of cinema. More

Posted by Deanobeany on Sunday October 14, 2012, 17:43

8 @ yakface
No there are 3. The 4th film never happened you hear? It never happened!!!! More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes on Saturday October 13, 2012, 20:38

9 Marcus Brody?
I'm biased obviously but surely he deserves an entry here? And Pat Roach deserved his own entry! More

Posted by Marcus Brody on Saturday October 13, 2012, 20:05

10 Pat Roach
The late great Pat Roach kicking Indys arse in three different characters is the reason alone to love Indy trilogy. And the reason why Kindom of the Crystal Scum sucked so badly. No Pat equals no good Indy movie. More

Posted by Pelle on Saturday October 13, 2012, 14:55

11 all three (27 visual comedy)
there are four More

Posted by yakface on Friday October 12, 2012, 19:57

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)