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Vanity Fair gives us photos from upcoming Indy flick.

Those fine folks at Vanity Fair are offering up an interesting article along with some photos that reveal some interesting details.

One of the photos shows Karen Allen (Marian) and Shia LaBeouf (Indy jr?) in what appears to be the warehouse from Raiders of the Lost Ark…the one that ended up housing the ark.
Here is one that gives us our first look at Cate Blanchett, a major baddie of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Some tidbits from the article:

Director Steven Spielberg said he is on his second cut of the film (He goes on to say he usually ends up doing five cuts.) and that watching it, he could not think of anything he wanted to add or reshoot.

Indy has a new Cinematographer. The first three films were handled by Douglas Slocombe, who has since retired (Slocombe is 95 years old). Lucas and Spielberg brought Oscar winner Janusz Kaminski on board. Kaminski has worked many times with Speilberg on films such as Saving Private Ryan and Munich.

SS said he sat down with Kaminski and watched the first three Indy films to make sure they were on the same page. SS says that they wanted to be sure to keep the overall look of the films and not try to update them and bring them “into the 21st century.” He said that Kaminski had to swallow some pride and replicate the style of another while SS had to go back to a directing style he had abandoned long ago.

Lucas points out that since this is set in the 50s and not the 30s (home of the first three), he wanted to move the style away from the serial adventure flicks that were popular in the 30s and give it some of the characteristics of the science fiction and horror films that were all the rage in the 50s.

GL: “Well, maybe we shouldn’t do a 30s serial, because now we’re in the 50s. What is the same kind of cheesy-entertainment action movie, what was the secret B movie, of the 50s?’ So instead of doing a 30s Republic serial, we’re doing a B science-fiction movie from the 50s. The ones I’m talking about are, like, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Blob, The Thing. So by putting it in that context, it gave me a way of approaching the whole thing.”

The article is five pages long and well worth checking out.