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Dear Clint Eastwood,

first of alll, I wish you had gotten the Oscar for Letters of Iwo Jima. I mean, nothing against Scorsese, but The Departed was so not his best, plus it was a remake, whereas your film was one of the best ever.

Anyway, I'm a fan, both of the movies you directed and those you were playing in as an actor. I recently read that your next project is a film written by the guy who created Babylon 5, which is cool, but made me wonder: could you maybe postpone that and persuade Steven Spielberg and George Lucas to let you direct Indiana Jones IV? And maybe co-write the script? Because that's really urgent. Here's why you'd be ideal:

1) You would do it both as an action movie but also as a character piece, and you would have no problem coming up with a story that pays attention to the fact Harrison Ford is sixty or something and still make it cool and moving at the same time.

2) Dialogue! Don't let George anywhere near it. I think Harrison Ford would back you up on that one. You'd totally be able to stare Lucas & Spielberg down, too.

3) You wouldn't pull the kind of crap Steven Spielberg did in Temple of Doom when he replaced Marion with that blonde bimbo. I'm still mad about that one. Marion was cool and kicked butt and was so my imaginary girlfriend. In fact double imaginary.

4) You could make Harrison Ford act again. I think he stopped sometime after Mosquito Coast, which sucks because he can. Perhaps you should send him Unforgiven as inspiration?

Also, I have an idea for the artifact Indy could be after. It could be something that leads to the rebirth of an awesome blue-haired goddess in a leather suit. She could take over for the action sequences and you could let Harrison do the exposition and character stuff.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and best of luck with all your projects, no matter which ones you pick -


Connor Riley

Date: 2007-04-10 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] w-w-pryce.livejournal.com
Clint Eastwood does Indiana Jones? Quite an intriguing idea.

I must admit that my favorite incarnation of Indiana Jones was the "Young" television series. I recall believing that it was more educational. Then, I grew up reading H. Rider Haggard novels and was rather conditioned to view Mr. Spielberg's efforts as a second-rate rip-off.

Date: 2007-04-10 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abetterlie.livejournal.com
I haven't watched the tv show, but that's because Cyvus Vail couldn't be bothered, I guess. I wanted to later, but you know, no time. Is it out on DVD? Because I, um, know a kid who would totally benefit from education, in one or two years.

Date: 2007-04-10 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] w-w-pryce.livejournal.com
I'm not too proud to use Wikipedia. Though Cordelia had to work on me for a while.

Apparently there are plans to release them, but they may be expensive, as they'll be bundled with documentaries and sold to schools as educational material. Although I just remembered that your boyfriend is supposed to be rather well off, so perhaps he would be able to indulge your -- ahh -- young friend?

As long as you won't be skimping on actual books, of course.

Date: 2007-04-10 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abetterlie.livejournal.com
Cool. And yes, he would, but I kind of want to make a present of those myself. Never mind, I get a salary from this P.I. I'm working for, so I can save up for the release.

Books: don't worry. We're already reading to - anyway. Definitely with the books, no skipping.


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