Indiana Jones, #4

July 1st, 2007

The latest (last?) installment of the Indiana Jones treasure hunts of golden ages past is currently being filmed in New Haven, Connecticut, with an emphasis on the Yale campus, and particularly its main library, Sterling.    This time the era is 1957 — the make of the one of the greatest cars ever made, the the 1957 Chevrolet.  Yale has stood in for Marshall College, if I recall correctly, in the previous films. 

John Crowly, elsewhere, posted a photo of himself walking past a circa 1957  New Haven Woolworths.

 You can find the tale, plus photos, here.

 [ Lavish preparations were under way to build a ramp outside Sterling and an 80-foot-long tunnel inside. The tunnel will protect books and other materials in the building from fumes once the motorcycle enters. It needs 80 feet just to brake.

All week, spectators were able to play spot the fake because of the steps the filmmakers had taken to ensure that real landmarks were not damaged. For instance, the wrought iron entryway known as the Vanderbilt Gate was quietly replaced with one made from balsa wood and plastic foam swimming noodles.

Doug McDermott, a plumber for Yale who was eyeing the bevy of vintage cars parked on College Street on Thursday, seemed unworried. “They can’t do any more damage than the students do,” he said. Besides, he said, if they do, “it keeps us busy.” ]

Love, C.

7 Responses to “Indiana Jones, #4”

  1. Mary (Frey) Osmanskion 01 Jul 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for that link, Constance. I’m so glad to see they’re not trying to do the ridiculous thing of making Ford look only a couple years older than he was in the last movie they made.

  2. Leon Staufferon 01 Jul 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Absolutely agreed, though I must confess, I’ll miss the Nazi’s, they made such lovely villains. I suppose they could use South American holdouts, but it just isn’t the same.

  3. Kate Elliotton 01 Jul 2007 at 10:43 pm

    please let him romance a woman closer to his own age. The whole geezer/young babe thing becomes so grotesque.

  4. Adamon 02 Jul 2007 at 2:48 am


    I can’t wait for this movie. I loved all the other ones. If you click on my name it should take you to to site with Harrison Ford in his Indiana Jones get-up for the first time since the last film.


  5. Laurieon 03 Jul 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Hmm, it’s looking like Cate Blanchett is the love interest and she’s only 27 years younger than him. I guess we can call that… improvement?

  6. David Louis Edelmanon 04 Jul 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Well, you have to admit that Harrison Ford’s getting to the age where they aren’t a whole lot of people that aren’t younger than he is… (ouch, okay, low blow).

    Who else is disappointed that Sean Connery’s not going to make an appearance in this one?

  7. Laurieon 10 Jul 2007 at 11:05 am

    While I am disappointed about Sean Connery’s lack, I am pretty excited about Shia LeBeouf. I saw Transformers this weekend and I thought that kid was awesome. You knew there’d be fluff in between the special effects, but he made it amusing and watchable. He made me a fan of me.

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