Subject: Re: Lucas & Spielberg Originally Wanted to Make Indiana Jones a ChildRapist
On 11/6/2017 9:16 PM, BTR1701 wrote:
> Recently, a transcript has surfaced of the story conference between George
> Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan, in which they hammer out the
> ideas for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. At 126 pages, there's much to digest,
> but some may find this bit of dialog a bit hard to swallow, as the trio
> discusses Marion, Indy's love interest. (G is Lucas, S, Spielberg and L,
> G — I was thinking that this old guy could have been his mentor. He could
> have known this little girl when she was just a kid. Had an affair with her
> when she was eleven.
> L — And he was forty-two.
> G — He hasn't seen her in twelve years. Now she's twenty-two. It's a real
> strange relationship.
> S — She had better be older than twenty-two.
> G — He's thirty-five, and he knew her ten years ago when he was twenty-five
> and she was only twelve. It would be amusing to make her slightly young at
> the time.
> S — And promiscuous. She came onto him.
> G — Fifteen is right on the edge. I know it's an outrageous idea, but it is
> interesting. Once she's sixteen or seventeen, it's not interesting anymore.
> But if she was fifteen and he was twenty-five and they actually had an
> affair the last time they met. And she was madly in love with him and he--
> S — She has pictures of him.
> One thing that springs to mind is that this is a bit like the relationship
> between Carol (14-year-old Mackenzie Phillips) and John Milner (Paul Le
> Mat) who goes on a drag race against Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford) in Lucas's
> AMERICAN GRAFFITI, so this idea must have had some appeal to Lucas.
> The other is... blecccch.
I think I recognize you as one of the wingnuts who lurks around here,
right? Tell us, how old was Mary when god got her pregnant? Not thought
about it; not kicked it around in a movie discussion; did it.