ILM Brunch: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Steven Spielberg)
Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15; Brunch | Buy Tickets

If you crack Steven Spielberg’s career in two, it looks like the work of two different filmmakers. The first half has all of the fun stuff — a killer shark, a friendly alien or two, a certain handsome archeologist — while the second half is largely spotty run of mediocre dramas punctuated with stellar filmmaking.

Even Spielberg can’t quite manage the allure of his younger self these days, his latter-day adventures kind of feeling like lifeless imitations. Hey, that’s ok. We can’t be 30 forever. Spielberg still does churns out the odd good movie; Lincoln, as overwrought as it was, was pretty good, and War of the Worlds is extremely under-appreciated. Just don’t bring up Warhorse. Or The Terminal.

Anyway, let’s look at some posters. Favorites are the Thai Jaws poster, the Polish Temple of Doom poster (You’ll know it when you see it), and the super-creepy E.T. poster from God knows where.

– Kris King, @KrisKingTornado

Duel (1971)

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The Sugarland Express (1974)

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Jaws (1975)

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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1941 (1979)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

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The Color Purple (1985)

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Empire of the Sun (1987)

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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Always (1989)

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Hook (1991)

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Jurassic Park (1993)

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Schindler’s List (1993)

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