Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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The world's greatest adventurer is back!

When Indiana Jones finds himself in Shanghai on the wrong end of a deal gone bad, he barely escapes with his life. But he only makes it as far as India before trouble finds him once again. In a strange palace surrounded by dark rumors, Indy must uncover the truth--not to mention a few priceless artifacts.

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Review: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Indiana Jones: Film Junior Novelizations #2)

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The story was quite good, fast-paced, and relatively simple. There were a few humourous moments and although to some, it may seem like a violent, unsuitable story for children, the way it was written made the story light-hearted and I would safely say that is another enjoyable book for children. Read full review

Review: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Indiana Jones: Film Junior Novelizations #2)

User Review  - Goodreads

The story was quite good, fast-paced, and relatively simple. There were a few humourous moments and although to some, it may seem like a violent, unsuitable story for children, the way it was written made the story light-hearted and I would safely say that is another enjoyable book for children. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2008)

Suzanne Weyn is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 50 titles to her credit, including The Bar Code Tattoo and novelizations of the Scooby-Doo movies and Ice Princess.

As a graduate of the prestigious Cinema Studies program of the University of Southern California, George Lucas represents the movie-educated generation of American filmmakers, which emerged in the 1970's, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Brian DePalma. Lucas's award-winning 20-minute student science fiction film, "THX-1138," and a student fellowship to work with Coppola, launched a career of unprecedented financial success. Backed by Coppola, he made a feature-length version of "THX-1138" (1971), then gained wide recognition with the release of "American Graffiti" (1973), a look at high school in 1962 whose rock-and-roll soundtrack set off a wave of 1950's nostalgia. Made for $750,000, "American Graffiti" grossed nearly $50 million. However, Lucas's next feature dwarfed this success. "Star Wars" (1977) broke all box-office records and defined the basic terms of Lucas's legacy: spectacular technical effects and a comic-book sense of adventure. With the profits from Star Wars and the massive merchandising campaign around it, Lucas built Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California, home to Industrial Light and Magic, the premier special-effects laboratory in the world. Lucas wrote the scenarios for the "Star Wars" sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), and later for the "Indiana Jones" films, but he handed over directing to others, as he had sworn he would after completing Star Wars. In renouncing the director's role, the ultimate gesture of the anti-auteurauteur, Lucas exemplifies Hollywood since the late 1970's, which has focused on high-concept formulas with pyrotechnic displays of special effects, a sure-fire recipe for commercial success.

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