Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones escapes death in Shanghai only to find himself in a remote village in India, where he competes with evil adversaries to unlock the secret of the Temple of Doom

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

User Review  - Richard Evey jr. - Goodreads

Very good novalization. Fills in pieces missing from the movie without being overdone. Well written and adds nicely to the lore. Read full review

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

User Review  - Zack Mcquaide - Goodreads

Indiana Jones book review This book, Indiana Jones and the temple of doom by James Kahn, is the book I am reading now. It is about three people. Dr. Jones, Short round, And a woman named Willi. the ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1984)

Best-selling author, James Kahn, is a medical specialist, writer, and musician-and is considered a legend in the Sci-Fi adventure book, film and TV industries. His writing credits range from authoring Return of the Jedi (on the NY Times Best-seller List for numerous weeks), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Goonies, and Poltergeist to being the writer-producer for such television shows as Melrose Place and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Icon movie director/producer Steven Spielberg and renowned sci-fi author Lester Del Rey are among his many friends, fans and collaborators over the years.

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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