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Lucas talks about the Crystal Skull relic
06/10/07, 7:40pm EST

Filmmaker George Lucas recently admitted in a video clip by MTV News that he has been obsessed with these antique crystal skulls ever since he began doing research for The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV-series that premiered in 1992. Here follows an excerpt from the MTV News article:

"We did The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and in the process of that, one of the scripts we were working on was about a crystal skull. I became fascinated with it there," Lucas revealed Wednesday on the red carpet for the American Film Institute's 40th anniversary at the ArcLight. "We've been through lots of different versions the last 14 years, with five different writers. There's just a lot of aspects that seem to fit into our kind of a movie."

"I think this is actually better, it's up there with the Ark of the Covenant," he declared of the fourth film's "McGuffin" (a term coined by Alfred Hitchcock to describe an object which drives a film's plot). "Sankara Stones and the Holy Grail were a little tough, but I think this time we've really got a great one."

Lucas emphasized that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is shaping up to be the best Indy flick since the first one, even going so far as to call Skulls tonally most like Raiders.

Believers of the crystal skulls attribute all sorts of abilities to them; ranging from the skulls being psychic amplifiers to tools of death to repositories of ancient knowledge. MTV News of course asked George Lucas which theory will be in the fourth Indy film. Here is one of MTV's two video clips with George Lucas:

Extra trivia: 'DisneySea' at Tokyo, Japan, already has an Indiana Jones roller coaster ride named Temple of the Crystal Skull! This roller coaster opened to the public on September 4th, 2001. More info on this crystal skull attraction can be found here.


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