Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Dark Horse Comics, May 22, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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The intrepid Doctor Henry Jones Jr. is back in his biggest adventure yet! This time, the world-renowned archeologist finds himself caught in a series of events that all point to a discovery unlike any other. But will his rivals in pursuit of this priceless treasure seize his quarry from right under his nose? Not if he, and a few unexpected companions, have anything to say about it! The thrill and the humor, the action and the romance, the hat and the whip - everything you love about Indy is here: this is a tale sure to please long time fans as well as foster a whole generation of new ones!

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User Review  - artistswife -

Good service and price on the order. It is a really fun escape movie. Harrison Ford still has the character down and Cate Blanchette makes a good bad guy. The Crystal Skull completes our Indiana Jones collection and brings closure to the series. Read full review

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User Review  - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing

Enjoyed the graphic novel which helped to explain a couple of scenes that I didn't get in the movie. The movie was OK, not great, but very watchable. Karen Allen was delightful as Marion Ravenwood and ... Read full review


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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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