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Temple of Doom opening dance number

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Darthkarma, Jul 6, 2002.

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  1. Darthkarma

    Darthkarma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I know Temple of Doom isn't everyone's favorite Indy film, but my God if you want a testament to the diverse talent of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, look at that opening credit sequence. That spectacularly lit, choreographed, and art-directed sequence is one of the most impressive musical numbers done on film in decades.

    Here's a couple of filmmakers known for action/adventure/fantasy and they pulled off a Busby Berkley number that would have been impressive in the heyday of that kind of film in the 30s and 40s. And it's cool that it's in there because that's when the film is set.

    I saw this sequence in letterbox the other day on cable and I had forgotten just how good it was.

    That opening title sequence is better produced than some ENTIRE films!
     
  2. Super_Nation_Jock

    Super_Nation_Jock Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That's the movie where they rip out hearts, right?
     
  3. Luke_Clone

    Luke_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Heck the name of the club is "Club Obi Wan!" That in and of itself makes it better than most sequences in other films. ;)
     
  4. Super_Nation_Jock

    Super_Nation_Jock Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It's the Club Obi-Wan?

    I never noticed that!
     
  5. PloKloon1138

    PloKloon1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, that scene is great. But ToD has always been my favorite Indy film. :D
     
  6. Luke_Clone

    Luke_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    SuperNationJock,

    Check out this [link=http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/snapshot/1999/10/snapshot19991021.html]Temple of Doom Photo[/link]. :)
     
  7. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A tremendous and well-done opening sequence. :)

    Club Obi Wan. :)
     
  8. Super_Nation_Jock

    Super_Nation_Jock Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Cool pic, Luke Clone, thanks! :)
     
  9. Luke_Clone

    Luke_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh, and here is another SW related Indy picture from ROTLA :)

    [link=http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/snapshot/1999/11/snapshot19991102.html]Artoo and Threepio in the Well of Souls[/link]
     
  10. Super_Nation_Jock

    Super_Nation_Jock Jedi Padawan star 4

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    lol, Luke Clone, you RULE! Great pic!

    :)
     
  11. Luke_Clone

    Luke_Clone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :) You're welcome... I found them for another thread in the Classic Trilogy forum for a Star Wars trivia game so I figured they would be appropriate here as well. :)
     
  12. CountBakufu

    CountBakufu Jedi Master star 2

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    I like TOD and that opening Cole Proter number is great. The whole opening sequence is great. I love the rolling gong with the chinese henchman shooting the tommy gun.

    I want to hang out at Club Obi-Wan!
     
  13. Jedi15

    Jedi15 Jedi Youngling star 4

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    IMO, Temple of Doom had the coolest opening sequence in the series by far.
     
  14. Mace Windy

    Mace Windy Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with 15. TOD had the greatest of the opening sequences, but unfortunatley, the film went downhill from there....




    :cool: Mace Windy,
    instant poster, gust add wind!
     
  15. dolphin

    dolphin Chosen One star 5

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    Yea, the opening sequence elicits an "oooo weee" response but the rest of the film didn't hold up to it.
     
  16. Eugene_Meltsner_AIO

    Eugene_Meltsner_AIO Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Definitely the coolest opening of the series.
    Complete and total chaos. And then we find out that some automatic fire starter rock (no matches required) is missing and the town can't barbecue anymore. Tisk tisk. Club Obi Wan definitely was cool though.
     
  17. waheennay

    waheennay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That was the first time I heard the song "Anything Goes". I didn't even know it was in English until years later!
     
  18. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Heck the name of the club is "Club Obi Wan!"

    My gosh....I had completely forgotten about that. How cool! :D

    And I have always loved that opening sequence.....just because I thought it was fun. :D
     
  19. Super_Nation_Jock

    Super_Nation_Jock Jedi Padawan star 4

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    For those who don't know,
    ANYTHING GOES was an extremely popular
    song in the 1930s by master songwriter
    Cole Porter. It was a perfect choice to open the movie, because it set the tone of the film, Temple of Doom was crazier and more exaggerated than ROTLA. TOD was set in 1936. This is the exact kind of song Willie Scott would've wanted to sing.

    LYRICS TO ANYTHING GOES, in English!
    by Cole Porter:

    In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
    Was looked on as something shocking.
    But now, God knows,
    Anything goes.
    Good authors too who once knew better words
    Now only use four-letter words
    Writing prose.
    Anything goes.

    If driving fast cars you like,
    If low bars you like,
    If old hymns you like,
    If bare limbs you like,
    If Mae West you like,
    Or me undressed you like,
    Why, nobody will oppose.
    When ev'ry night the set that's smart is in-
    Truding in nudist parties in Studios.
    Anything goes.

    Refrain 2

    When Missus Ned McLean (God bless her)
    Can get Russian reds to "yes" her,
    Then I suppose Anything goes.
    When Rockefeller still can hoard en-
    Ough money to let Max Gordon
    Produce his shows,
    Anything goes.
    The world has gone mad today
    And good's bad today,
    And black's white today,
    And day's night today,
    And that gent today
    You gave a cent today
    Once had several chateaux.
    When folks who still can ride in jitneys
    Find out Vanderbilts and Whitneys
    Lack baby clo'es,
    Anything goes.

    Refrain 3

    If Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction
    Instruct Anna Sten in diction,
    Then Anna shows
    Anything goes.
    When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up
    Now turns a handspring landing up-
    On her toes,
    Anything goes.
    Just think of those shocks you've got
    And those knocks you've got
    And those blues you've got
    From that news you've got
    And those pains you've got
    (If any brains you've got)
    From those little radios.
    So Missus R., with all her trimmin's,
    Can broadcast a bed from Simmons
    'Cause Franklin knows
    Anything goes
     
  20. Newsfop

    Newsfop Jedi Youngling

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    That's a very difficult song to sing. The tempo changes all over the place. It's good, but very very difficult.
     
  21. jdini76

    jdini76 Jedi Youngling

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    "Oh, and here is another SW related Indy picture from ROTLA

    Artoo and Threepio in the Well of Souls "


    In that picture of the Well of Souls, Is that Jar Jar binks all the way to the right? (of course it isn't) but do you think Lucas could have paid homage to Speilberg for putting Artoo and 3P0 in that film? Looks very similar...
     
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