Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by , , Screenplay by , based on characters created by George Lucas, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) indulges a very willing audience in an old-fashioned adventure that is full of mystery, exoticism and full-throttle excitement. He is commissioned by a religious art collector to travel to Venice and discover a missing, ancient tablet that has information as to the whereabouts of the Holy Grail, the cup Christ drank from at the Last Supper. Jones thinks this will be a simple search-and-recover mission, not realizing that he’s actually only at the beginning of a vortex of complicated characters and treacherous situations. The delightful arrival of his patronizing father (Sean Connery) and a sexy research assistant () only makes the experience more fun. Great visual effects and some extremely creepy scenes make for one of Steven Spielberg’s most indulgently pleasant entertainment experiences.

Academy Award:  Best Sound Effects Editing
Nomination: Best Sound; Best Original Score

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Supporting Actor (Sean Connery)

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