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Where did all the snakes from "Raiders" go?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by JediKnightOB1, Feb 27, 2006.

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  1. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    I was watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" the other day. I read (in a special effects book) and saw in the "Behind the Scenes" DVD that they got every available snake in England for the huge underground scene. The documentary goes on to mention how they did it but never mentions how they got rid of all of those snakes.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Haven't seen what you're referring to, but presumably snake handlers know how to get their guys rounded up... I just hope they remembered to mark whose was whose before throwing them all together. :p




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  3. Latorski

    Latorski Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe they escaped to freedom
     
  4. Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't think "every avaliable snake" meant that they emptied the entire countryside.

    They got every snake avaliable for hire and when filming was over the owners took their snakes with them home.
     
  5. Bripe_Klmun

    Bripe_Klmun Jedi Youngling star 1

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    One can only imagine that they are now starring in Mace Win...errr, Samuel L. Jackson's upcoming feature, [link=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417148/]Snakes on a Plane[/link]. [face_thinking]
     
  6. dudalb

    dudalb Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hey, SOAP means a job for every snake in Hollywood.
     
  7. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I don't mind snakes in particular; but spiders? :p
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I heard they employed St Patrick to drive the snakes out of the set.
     
  9. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    They won't shoot in Ireland then, obviously. :)
     
  10. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They moved to the United States and now serve in congress.
     
  11. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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  12. Java_the_Hutt

    Java_the_Hutt Jedi Youngling

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    Don't forget the viper from New York is running for President... ;)
     
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