Steven Spielberg Blames George Lucas For 'Indiana Jones 4'

In Celebs by , on Thursday, October 27, 2011, 11:00 AM (PDT)
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Spielberg's advice for surviving armageddon: hide in the fridge.


Spielberg: "I Sympathize With People Who Didn't Like The MacGuffin"

Steven Spielberg says he did NOT ruin Indiana Jones 4. George Lucas did. The director says in a new interview that it was not his idea to put aliens in Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, though he will take responsibility for that whole nuclear refrigerator lunacy.

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In a new interview with Empire magazine, Spielberg reveals the details behind Indiana Jones 4's disastrous MacGuffin, an Alfred Hithcock phrase used to describe a film's main driving force.

For those of you smart enough to have skipped out on Indie's latest adventure, the film's MacGuffin turned out to be that the items of interest, the Crystal Skulls, were alien artifacts...

"I sympathize with people who didn't like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin," Spielberg said. "George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn't want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in -- even if I don't believe in it -- I'm going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it."Blame me," Spielberg said.

Of course, not everything in the critically-derided sequel was Lucas's fault. Spielberg says he takes full responsibility for the beginning of the film, in which Indiana Jones hilariously takes refuge from a nuclear bomb by hiding in a refridgerator.

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"Don't blame George," Spielberg said. "That was my silly idea. People stopped saying 'jump the shark.' They now say, 'nuked the fridge.' I'm proud of that. I'm glad I was able to bring that into popular culture."

Of course, Spielberg has no plans to stop bringing silliness to popular culture. The Academy Award-winning director also revealed he is working on another sequel: Jurassic Park 4.

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Comments (2)
Posted By Bob (2 years ago)
A "MacGuffin" is not a "phrase that means the film's grand reveal at the end". Look it up.
Posted By Nab (2 years ago)
A MacGuffin is not a 'reveal', but an item that drives the plot. Also, you should proofread before publishing, printing 'n Afred Hitchcock phrase' looks amateurish.
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