No secret that I'm a pop culture junkie. Throwing it back to an old painting of mine – since sold – from May 2013. At the time, I also had sketches of Two-Face enjoying a Twix, and the Silver Surfer offering up a Big Gulp to Galactus. Neither were produced, and I moved onto other things.
"Indiana Jones and the Frozen Drink," acrylic on 18x24" (landscape) canvas; May 2013.
And I completely forgot about this endorsement from 7-11. Man. This is when my online handle for all things was still Foogos, although by 2013, I wasn't making much art from food anymore.
Some fun Indiana Jones trivia, via Mental Floss:
Dan Aykroyd (not a crew member) appears as an airport official who walks the cast to the plane.
Spielberg wanted Karen Allen to appear in The Temple of Doom, but he and Lucas had already decided to use a different heroine for each new film.
TANGENT: Karen Allen is my cousin. That’s a true story… but its a different Karen Allen.
Harrison Ford and Pat Roach are the only actors to appear in each of the first three movies. Roach played the German plane mechanic in Raiders, a Thugee guard crushed by a roller in The Temple of Doom, and a Gestapo agent in The Last Crusade. Roach died of cancer in 2004. The Temple of Doom is actually a prequel, set before the events in Raiders and The Last Crusade.
Empire has some great blurbs from various players in Temple of Doom. Here’s a gem from Steven Spielberg:
The second film I could have done a lot better if there had been a different story. It was a good learning exercise for me to really throw myself into a black hole. I came out of the darkness of Temple Of Doom and I entered the light of the woman I was eventually going to marry [Kate Capshaw] and raise a family with.