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  1. Chen G.

    Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread

    I know. I've already said it twice in this thread alone, and I'll say it again: Its episodic, not cyclical. But that doesn't make it inherently endless. Whether it was intended or not, The Last Crusade was and is a great place to end.
  2. Chen G.

    Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread

    Yeah. Especially as a Jewish person, the scene in Berlin is borderline uncomfortable to watch. But they're soon done with, so no biggie.
  3. Chen G.

    Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread

    Like I said, its not a culmination, because the films are episodic, yes. But The Last Crusade was still very clearly intended as the last say on Indiana Jones. Its not just the sunset (which Spielberg had explicitly intended to serve as a curtain-closer on the series), its also the fact that the film opens with Indy's youth (i.e. going back to the very beginning); the casting of Sir Sean as his father as a meta perspective on the series as a whole; the similarities to Raiders that form a book-end to the trilogy: everything is pointing towards it being the concluding film and, as a concluding film, it was perfect.
  4. Chen G.

    Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread

    Nope. The Last Crusade isn't a culmination, but it is very clearly an end. Riding off into the sunset is the most final trope in all of cinema (especially for films so trope-heavy as Indiana Jones), and it was pitch perfect for The Last Crusade. There should never have been an Indiana Jones 4 and there shouldn't be a 5.
  5. Chen G.

    Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread

    I hate to come off negative, but there's nothing to be hopeful towards. The concept of an Indiana Jones film of any kind, set after The Last Crusade, is inherently flawed.
  6. Chen G.

    Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread

    Exactly! CC: Marvel's Phase 4; Star Wars sequel trilogy. Tempted to throw Fantastic Beasts in there for good measure, too.
  7. Chen G.

    The Last Crusade is 30 years old.

    Fantastic film - fantastic score. It should have been the last say in anything Indiana Jones. That is all.
  8. Chen G.

    Switching from DVD to Blu-Ray - is it worth it?

    Its more to do with the fact that spherical lenses with Super-35mm - while they offers a bit less in the way of fine detail - produce a more naturalistic look. The squeezing of the anamorphic frame means that some artefacts (namely, the bukeh) end up looking unnaturally oblong. Another great way to illustrate the difference is in the recent Star Wars films which were shot on Anamorphic but - for whatever reason - contain lots of rack-focus transitions. Whenever that happens, you can see the frame squeeze as the focal point shifts. Its not so jarring on Super-35mm film.
  9. Chen G.

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    Its certainly not documentary-like in how the shots are composed.
  10. Chen G.

    The Official Christopher Nolan Church Thread

    The historicity of a film doesn’t matter, anyway. As always, the questions to be asked are simple: What was the movie about? did you find it entertaining? Did it move you? Anything else is irrelevant.
  11. I came when he called the choral text for the score a libretto.