I love Indy and I love Stoppard, so this is a treat. In hindsight it makes total sense that the dialogue of this movie was written by someone like Stoppard.
Some scenes were filmed but omitted during the edit, like an extended chase through the Zeppelin in which Indy and Henry are pursued by a gestapo agent and a World War One flying ace.
I want to see that footage!
I’ll wait for the analysis of Revenge of the Sith.
Agreed! Though I still haven’t read or seen Arcadia, and I know it’s supposed to be excellent.
His best work, even ahead of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in my opinion. I’ve never seen it performed either but I’ve read it countless times.
I have seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern at the Old Vic, though, and it was excellent.
In the original draft, Vader yells “Noooo!”
In the rewrite, the script doctors sought to heighten the drama by adding more O’s and exclamation points: “Nooooooooo!!!” This made the moment far more meme-able.
My freshman year of high school, the drama teacher decided we should do “Arcadia” as the Spring production. It was such a travesty that halfway through rehearsals she jettisoned the plan and changed the play to “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”
Looking back, I guess I applaud her ambitions?
that’s a different play,.
(Bookmarking to keep all of this information in mind). Really, REALLY good write up of the changes and why they work. This was fantastic, there’s a wealth of useful information here for any writer, but particularly those working on screenplays.
Really enjoyed that, thank you.
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