I’m trying out something a little different with this new series. I’m attempting to highlight classic movie posters of yesteryear but not the ones you’d be use to seeing. I want to show you ones that might be a bit left of center, hailing from various countries that never became familiar to American moviegoers. Our first entry belongs to the Australian movie poster for The Temple Of Doom.
I love that the perimeter of the poster is filled with action scenes from the movie really highlighting the style of the old Hollywood Epics. This really helps to tap into the vibe that Lucas and Spielberg were going for and arguably does a better job than the standard poster we are all familiar with.
Check in with us again as we continue to showcase film posters that should have gotten their due.
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With the dawn of a new day comes a new installment of Brovember, and with a new installment of Brovember comes another legendary friendship. A friendship, in today’s case, between a grown ass College Professor/Adventurer/Obtainer of Rare Antiquities and a his Chinese orphan:
Indiana Jones and Short Round
There’s always those movies you care so much about, but you already know everything about them. So what do you do when you want to know more about a certain situation or a character that’s skimmed over and never elaborated on? You go to the internet of course or unlicensed books or possibly even sink to the level of reading fan fiction. Today I want to discuss something that’s plagued me for years. Just what is the back story between Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back To The Future?
It’s never mentioned at all throughout the trilogy of movies. In what circumstances are we led to believe that a 16 year old high school student and a 50+ year old scientist meet and foster a friendship? Especially a scientist who Principal Strickland refers to as a “nutcase” and clearly thinks Marty is in danger of being corrupted. I need to so much more.
Did they meet at the Burger King next to Doc’s house? Did Marty hold Doc’s back bumper while skateboarding? Did Doc audition for Marty’s band the Pinheads? (he does have a guitar at his place, unless Marty keeps his instruments there). A little off topic, but what the hell is the point of an experiment to set all of your clocks back 20 minutes? So many unanswered questions. I need an origin story or a prequel about Doc set between 1955 and 1985 that covers all this ground and more. Hell I’d take a video game or even a graphic novel. Anything!
Another one that’s less significant that I’ve always been interested in comes from Raiders Of The Lost Ark. In the beginning after the famous scene where Indy evades the massive boulder and escapes the natives by diving into a river. He swims to a prop plane piloted by a friend (or employee) named Jock who is kind of reminiscent of Launch Pad from Duck Tales. Their banter suggests they are friendly and at least have some history with one another.
Why was he never seen or heard of again? Was Indy such a hard ass that he fired him because of his pet snake in the airplane? Apparently, he must have preferred commercial planes that produce a red dot on a map when you travel. Jock is another one of the movie mysteries that I’ve spent too much time wondering about through my childhood without any answers.
Leave us the back stories you wish you knew more about in the comments section.
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