Saturday, June 30, 2007

Indiana Jones In CT

Yeah - well sometimes I need a break from activism and the like.. so yesterday we spent the afternoon watching them film some scenes in New Haven for the new Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods .

It was very cool to watch a part of the movie making process.
Since this movie is set in 1957 - there were extras walking around in bobby sox and saddle shoes - all in period dress, and there were 1940's and 50's cars parked along the streets and used in the chase scenes. Really cool.

Yup, there is Harrison Ford in a gray T-shirt on the right with Calista Flockhart on the left, getting a bite to eat from the grill. Gotta say, looks like they eat just like regular people.

We also caught a glimpse of Shia LaBeouf (he walked right in front of our car when we were stopped in the traffic) and even Steven Spielberg himself, atop the truck filming a chase scene.

The chase scene they were doing had Indiana Jones on a vintage motorcycle and jumping into a car .. but we also caught a picture of him and Shia taking some practice runs.

The scene was filmed near Yale.. and whole streets were shut down for filming. They even had to take down street lights and parking meters and get rid of the middle yellow line to make it "real".

Anyway .. the afternoon was fun and it wasn't so beastly hot.


Dana said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

It will be interesting to see how they edit it all together. Years ago I watched "Quick Change" (a Bill Murray movie) being filmed, from my office window in Manhattan, and later on when I saw the movie the editing was horrible! The chase scene went from one street, then cut to a street four blocks away, then cut back to the original street again. It was actually kind of amusing and fun for those of us who knew the neighborhood. We'll have to see if they do any better with this :-)

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

What fun!

Years ago, my first husband and I were driving near Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico, and we happen upon the filming of some scenes from Red Dawn.

They were doing the final chase scenes with horses, and then the ending scene. I had the same feeling that "love 2b..." had, when we saw the film later. Things were shown to be close together that, in fact, were miles away. We had the same feeling of disorientation when we saw Milagro Beanfield War, too!