Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Announcing the Indiana Jones Blog-a-thon May 16th - May 23rd

I mean, sure, we’re all beside ourselves with giddy excitement counting the hours till the Sex and the City movie opens, but before we are graced by that masterpiece-in-the-offing, the latest Indiana Jones film will hit theatres across the globe on May 22nd. Not a lot of people truly believed that a fourth film would ever get made, and the news coming from the production seem to indicate a direction that fewer still would have imagined the film would take (Karen Allen is back? And she looks hotter than she did in Animal House?). It’s been 19 years since the last film, and to put that in perspective, that is a longer gap than the one between Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace. None of the principals involved are the men they were 19 years ago. But, then again, it's not the years, it's the mileage. Isn’t it?

This blog-a-thon will celebrate all aspects of the Indiana Jones films. Feel free to write retrospectives or reviews. Maybe you think Tom Selleck would have made a better Indiana Jones? Go ahead, convince us. Or you could wax poetic about Richard Chamberlain’s Allan Quatermain films, or even The Jewel of the Nile. Or an essay on old-time Saturday morning serials. Even the TV series or the comic books are game. Anything to do with Indiana Jones: this is the blog-a-thon for you.

The blog-a-thon will run from May 16th to May 23rd to coincide with the film’s release. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to send me your contributions in Word format, and I’ll publish them here with your details. See you then.

Update (31/01/2008): Boy, oh boy, oh boy...