Thanks to Sean Connery’s presence and a very well-balanced mix of humour, action and adventure, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is arguably the best work of the entire saga.
But did you know that the film could have been set in Scotland. Or that they marked the history of special effects in a very original way?
Let’s move on to some anecdotes about the Last Crusade, which at the time was considered the last film in the saga.
Spielberg refuses to direct Rain Man to stage Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The movie Rain Man was one of the biggest Hollywood projects of the time in the late 80s. MGM Studios offered Steven Spielberg to direct the film, but the filmmaker refused, being able to devote himself entirely to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
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Spielberg to direct Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for pardon
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is one of the films Spielberg enjoys the least in his own filmography. He particularly regrets having abandoned himself in too much darkness in the second half of the saga, which is the first film to be rated PG-13.
So he decided to shoot the third installment with a lighter tone so as to forgive the thousands of kids who were terrified of the most brutal scenes from the previous film.
The film was titled: Indiana Jones and the King of the Apes
Early in the project, Georges Lucas, one of the film’s screenwriters, thought of setting the story of this third part of Indiana Jones’ adventures in a haunted mansion in Scotland. The film’s working title was then “Indiana Jones and the King of the Apes”.
But Steven Spielberg refused the idea, as he had already produced a ghost film with Poltergeist and preferred to change direction entirely.
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Steven Spielberg was worried that audiences would compare the film to a certain comedy
When it was decided to make the quest for the Grail the root of the plot, it still raised concerns with Spielberg: he feared that audiences would draw comparisons to the cult comedy Monty Python: Holly as a whole. Grill that will prevent them from immersing themselves. in the history.
Rather a curious thought because even though both the movies are excellent, they ultimately don’t have much in common.
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Amanda Redmayne turns down Elsa because of rat streak
Before Acylon Doody, it was actress Amanda Redmayne, who was supposed to play Elsa in the film.
The actress turned down the role because of the script and especially the scene in which Indiana Jones and Elsa are covered with rats. Amanda Redmayne was afraid of rats, especially in these situations, which is understandable.
Actor Pat Roach starred in the first three films of the saga.
Actor Pat Roach not only starred in the first three films of the saga, but each time he had a different role:
- In the first film he played a Nazi who is torn to pieces by an airplane blade.
- In The Cursed Temple he plays a very muscular guard who whips kids and then fights Indy
- And in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Pat Roach plays a Gestapo officer who appears on screen briefly.
If the actor hadn’t had a small role in Indiana Jones 4, he unfortunately died in 2004.
Sean Connery and Harrison Ford are not wearing pants in one scene
The scene in which Indiana Jones and Henry Jones end up in the airship was shot on a scorching day. Sean Connery was so hot that he decided to take off his pants without permission.
Steven Spielberg let it happen, because it was rather funny and didn’t interfere with the shooting of the scene in any way, and Harrison Ford then decided to take off his pants too.
If Nazi Uniforms Are So Realistic, It’s Because They Aren’t Movie Props
Film costume designers Anthony Powell and Joanna Johnston put a lot of work into the design of the Nazi uniform to ensure its credibility.
To make the fireworks scene more realistic, Powell also used real Nazi uniforms.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the first film in the history of cinema with digital special effects
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade marked the history of special effects. In fact, the special effects team was used for the first time in a film, a full digital composite effect, for the sequence in which Donovan dies of old age within seconds.
The four horses in the film belong to the King of Jordan
The footage, which takes place in Turkey, was actually filmed in Jordan. The King of Jordan, Hussein bin Talal, was proud that a Hollywood production had come to him, and he often visited the set.
For the final scene of the film, in which Indiana Jones, Henry Jones, Salla and Marcus Brody leave the temple that houses the Grill, he goes so far as to lend his four hairs to Spielberg.
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