Indiana Jones 5 is apparently finally going to happen, after several years of false starts, bogus rumors and alleged new casting announcements. And it looks like it's cinematographer Janusz Kaminski we have to thank for having a part in revealing that production on the fifth installment to the beloved franchise could soon become a reality.
Steven Soderbergh, the director behind Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich and Sex, Lies, and Videotape, has ostensibly retired from the film industry, describing 2013's Side Effects as his "last film". But it appears Soderbergh can't stay away from cinema for too long.
The director's latest project, unveiled via his website, extension765.com, has been to turn Steven Spielberg's classic 1981 action adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, black and white, and strip it of all sound.
It’s been pretty well established that Indiana Jones is a shitty archeologist (he couldn’t even get tenure from Marshall College). What makes journalist Erik Vance’s feature “Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones” special is the genuine–albeit well-founded–ire actual archeologists have for the fictional adventurer and his constant betrayal of a modern archeologist’s basic code of ethics. Take Tulane archeologist Marcello Canuto, for example, who bemoans Indy’s ignorance of the wonders of the temple in the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark:
“[The temple builders] are using these amazing mechanisms of engineering and all he wants to do is steal the stupid gold statue.”