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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Full Trailer Drop and Analysis.

2 Dec

Indiana Jones and the Dial of DestinyIndiana Jones is back, and his latest quest concerns a mysterious Dial of Destiny. It’s tough to say if that’s an archaeological relic or some ancient alien tech, but I’m hoping for the former, since the fourth film wasn’t beloved by every fan.

Although the trailer does not hint at much, we see him remembering things from the past and perhaps putting more emphasis about missing those adventures on the high seas. His concern for present events doesn’t seem to matter. As for his future, it’s nice to know he’s there to either be involved in some mess concerning the Apollo 11 landing and the return of those famous astronauts. Perhaps it is about some conspiracy that NASA does not want in the public eye.

But for those who’ve followed the lore concerning the US Government giving (former Nazi) German scientists amnesty after World War II ended, the plot being advertised is no surprise at all. But as for how historically accurate this tale will depend on rocket engineer Wernher von Braun getting involved. Amusingly, he’s an accepted Disney spokesman; He appeared in the 1955 television special Man and the Moon to explain why humanity must reach for the stars. He’s worked at NASA and as for whether he’ll influence Voller (Mads Mikkelsen), also a former Nazi, to do covert things for him, nobody knows for sure. This character might be played by Thomas Kretschmann, the only other German actor listed in the early credit reveal.

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Indiana Jones Returning for a Fifth Film Says Disney

15 Mar

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind-up Geek)

IndianaJonescloseup1Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will be returning together to the big screen on July 19, 2019, in an as-yet-untitled fifth Indiana Jones film reported The Walt Disney Company. The latest installment in the franchise will see Harrison Ford step into his role as the adventurous archaeology professor Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, 11 years after 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Spielberg who is returning as director first worked together with Ford in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. The original film saw Indiana chase after Nazis in order to retrieve the Ark of the Covenant. The film introduced the characters of trusted ally Sallah (John Rhys-Davies), museum curator Dr. Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott), and love interest Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen). Elliott passed away in 1992. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull saw the introduction of the son of Indiana Jones, Mutt Williams played by Shia LaBeouf (Fury, Transformers). It is not known at this time if Davies, Allen and LaBeouf will reprise their roles in this latest outing.

Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park, Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens) and Frank Marshall (Back To the Future, The Bourne Identity) will produce.

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Felix Silla, and The Hollywood Roles “Little People” Happily Enjoyed Playing

13 Oct

Felix Silla

When the credits roll at the end of a favourite movie or a much loved television program from the late 60’s to early 80’s, don’t blink otherwise the name Felix Silla may get missed. This stunt performer and actor has been in many productions since finding his way into the scene back in 1963. There were not many folks of his small stature who found regular work in the entertainment industry, and he can be counted as one of the few who stuck it out until his decision in 1995 to retire.

In what he experienced in this business, a lot can be said about how little people were treated. Ever since The Wizard of Oz, treatment of these individuals as extras and bit players in productions were not nice. Good or bad, what he experienced can make for a great memoir that looks at an industry that was constantly changing with the times. Before he became a recognized name, he was a performer for Ringling Bros. When he grew tired of touring, he went to work with a company that did publicity for the circus in Los Angeles in the early 60’s. He recalled that one day, a gentleman from MGM visited the office and said that they’re looking for little people to do some work. He suggested that Silla should go down to see what can happen.

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