Today begins the Indiana Jones Blog-a-thon being hosted May 16th - May 23rd by Cerebral Mastication. The contributions to the celebration are being archived here.
We devoted our evening to a viewing of the first in the series: Raiders of the Lost Ark. We watched it back in August when The Younger Son saw it for the first time, and tonight The Daughter had her first experience of it. She had seen the other 2, so I'm not sure how she managed to miss this most worthy one, but there ya go.
I was sharing with The Offspring how much I enjoy Karen Allen in this film, how much I missed her in the next 2 and how much I look forward to the 4th installment solely because she appears in it. I've also seen Karen Allen in Animal House and Starman (with Jeff Bridges -we recently saw him in Iron Man). When I said I was disappointed she had not been cast in the other Indiana Jones movies the kids said that she wouldn't have been a good fit in them. But that's my point exactly! The other movies would have been completely different with her in them and that -especially in the case of installment #2- would have been a Good Thing.
Bob Costas interviewed her in 1991. Part 1 of 3 has spoilers for Starman:
We have gotten a lot of mileage out of the government warehouse scene, but really we know where the Ark of the Covenant is: Ethiopia. At least that's what the people say who have charge of the Ark in Ethiopia.
BankRate.com has an interview with Karen Allen, looking at her in a whole new light.