Art Celebrating 40 Years Of Indiana Jones
For whatever reason, I had not remembered that 2021 is the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
But the celebration isn’t lost on anyone at Lucasfilm or ACME Archives.
Artist Devin Schoeffler recently created three amazing lithographs representing the original trilogy of Indiana Jones films: Raiders, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade.
Looking Back at Indy
Lucasfilm spoke with Schoeffler about the art and its inspiration.
Having previously worked with Star Wars, artist Devin Schoeffler has also had a lifelong admiration for the man with the hat and the whip. He discussed his creative process and the legacy of the Indiana Jones series with us here at Lucasfilm.
Do you remember your first viewing of an Indiana Jones film? If so, what impression did it make?
When I was nine my parents took me to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in theaters. Sean Connery was one of my mom’s favorite actors and I remember she was excited to go see the latest installment. For weeks after I remember running around the backyard brandishing a whip, I had made out of an old electrical cord.
There is a whole lot where that comes from in the full Q & A, available at Lucasfilm.com.
What Might New Indy Art Depict?
Now, check out the art:
Meanwhile, we’re waiting on the new Indiana Jones videogame and the fifth film in the franchise.
Speaking of the upcoming film, LRMonline.com reminded us that director James Mangold (Logan) might have teased the era of the new movie in a recent (PG-13) tweet:
The Velvet Underground are… great. That’s it. That’s my tweet. (Note — I’m mentally living in 60’s NYC right now cause that’s where all the movies I’m working on take place.)
Okay then. Queue the map!