Remember those adventure book covers that you used to read as a kid? Well, this poster of Indiana Jones in front of a fiery skull kind of reminds you of them. But I'd prefer it if Indiana Jones is in an action pose rather than standing straight like he's posing for a promotional photograph or displaying his costume at a premiere or during a summer holiday.
The imagery and warm tone of the poster composition do exude earthly, classic, exotic adventure. But it does make me wonder why they used that digital typeface for the subtitle. Does that give a clue to the story or is it just designer preference? The skull in the background does echo Darth Vader in the original Star Wars poster and reminds us of Ford as the no-nonsense pirate Han Solo in Star Wars. Will Harrison Ford look just as young and trim in the movie as he does in the poster? Or will he be like in the inset photo that follows?
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Anyway, this picture of a younger Ford (left) is what you get when the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull poster is stripped of all its fancy trappings. But honestly speaking, Harrison Ford, or the character he plays (Indiana Jones) is a favorite icon of archaeologists. He's been an inspiration to former students out there who now have doctorates in Egyptology and other specialized archaeology sciences.
In the National Museum of the Philippines, for instance, you'd find one of his movie posters on the wall of an office, and it might still be there after all these years. It shows him as Indiana Jones wielding a huge jungle blade and with an amused smile on his face. Coincidentally, the picture is from an archaeology blog. Click on the link or picture to go there.
Here's more to bring in more nostalgia---Carrie Fisher, Ford's co-star in the Star Wars original trilogy, posing with him in a Vanity Fair press photo of the movie series. Below is her as a youthful and svelte Princess Leia Organa as the captive pet of Jabba the Hutt in The Return of the Jedi. Click the inset on the left to take you to more "before and after" photos of Fisher and the rest of the Star Wars cast.
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