Entertainment behind the scenes
Pick a favorite Indiana Jones scene.
As whip-wielding adventurer Indiana Jones storms back into movie theaters after a 19-year hiatus in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, fans of the intrepid archaeologist played by Harrison Ford were asked in a survey by Blockbuster video to name their favorite scenes from his previous three movies. These came out tops:
1. Running from the Boulder (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) — 75%. An overwhelming three out of four surveyed chose this scene with Indiana Jones running from a boulder in a booby-trapped temple as essential Indy material.
2. ”Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?” (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) — 61%. This is Indiana’s first on-screen encounter with the snakes he dreads as he descends into the snake-infested Well of Souls.
3. Shooting the Swordsman (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) — 40%. Indy surprises a sword-wielding enemy with his gun in this comic scene.
4. Mine Cart Chase Scene (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) — 30%. Indy and friends speed through a mine shaft to escape the Thugee cult members.
5. Monkey Brains and Eye Soup (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) — 20%. Willie and Short Round choose from a menu of floating eyeballs, crunchy bugs, snake surprise and monkey brains at the Pankot Palace.
Reckon these are the best? Which would you nominate?