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  • Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie

    Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie

    November 17, 2010, 2:34 pm
    Growing up as a little girl, I always wanted to be the good-looking archaeologist/adventurer... like Indiana Jones (though I wouldn’t complain about being Lara Croft, either). His tongue-in-cheek but painfully smart demeanour was something to look up to, and solving crazy puzzles leading to adventure in far away places was (and honestly, still kind of is) something to achieve in life. (Then that last movie came out... My reaction was similar to how the kids reacted in the TV show South Park.)

    Whoo, Indiana!
    Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie
    5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Train Chase
    Nothing spells movement and editing fun than a chase involving train cars! Here, the montage keeps eye movement pretty smooth, and keeps us feeling like we’re on a fast-moving train without losing any momentum.
    Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie
    4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Anything Goes
    Although I might not say that the montage is particularly amazing, it’s important to remember that this scene in particular was trying to emulate Hollywood’s dancing extravaganza movies of the time period which Temple of Doom takes place in. The sequences of that period also, were not particularly strong in the montage department (as a general rule, though there were of course exceptions), but the reason for it was that the dancing was more important than anything else. These facts make this scene ingenious, simply because they remembered the point of those scenes from the older films and translated it perfectly.
    Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie
    3. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Opening the Ark
    The greatness of this scene lies in the pure epic-ness of it— this is reflected best in the cutting pace. That said, the montage aspect of it, in my humble opinion, is sacrificed for effects (as is usually the case in George Lucas movies). Thankfully, this scene is so classic and the effects are timeless enough that it doesn’t take away from the scene.
    Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie
    2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Barfight
    There are so many well-edited scenes in this film, but this one takes the cake with the perfect balance of well-placed montage, smooth but exciting pacing, and fun content within the scene.
    Top 5 Edited Scenes in an Indiana Jones Movie
    1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) The Tasks
    This isn’t really one scene as much as it is a series of scenes strung together, but the way it flows and works with each other makes it feel like one big scene. The pacing and montage is great, but the most important thing is sustained without any issue: the story.

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    • Top 5 Marx Brothers Films
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    • Top 5 Scenes With a Steam Engine
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    • Top 5 Edited Dinosaur Attack Scenes!
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      Top 5 Edited Dinosaur Attack Scenes!

      November 16, 2011, 1:28 pm
      I know I've covered this one in the past, but with the new video format I feel like I can really do some of previous written blogs justice. This one especially!

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    • Top 5 Scenes on a Mountaintop
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    • Top five scenes in a Mad Max film!
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      Top five scenes in a Mad Max film!

      October 19, 2011, 1:19 pm
      In Vlog number 2 of the Edit Decision List, I look at the best edited scenes in a Mad Max Movie, as well as manage to completely butcher an Australian accent.

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    • Top 5 Edited Die Hard Scenes
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      Top 5 Edited Die Hard Scenes

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    • Top 5 edited scenes in Metropolis
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      Top 5 edited scenes in Metropolis

      September 21, 2011, 4:25 pm
      Metropolis is one of the most influential science fiction films of all time, and it's obvious that the editing has a lot to do with it. The expressive nature of the acting is superbly juxtaposed with epically framed shots in such a way that story isn't only easy to follow, but really fun to watch!

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    • Top 5 Back to the Future Scenes
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      Top 5 Back to the Future Scenes

      September 7, 2011, 12:16 pm
      Great scott! I must've blown a hole in the space-time continuum with my 1.21 "Jiggawatt" blog entry…

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