A couple of weeks back my husband and I snagged a showing of the new Indiana Jones movie. We thought it was fun and campy, perfect for a summer movie. I was distressed, however, by one thing and I want to try my theory out on the RLR gang.
Without giving away the plot I can reveal that the object of Indy's adventures (the crystal skull) is not a biblical artifact as in the three previous films, but is . . . alien related? Are you kidding me? I've been pondering why this might be and my theory is that Lucas and Spielberg don't think this generation (at least 25 year olds and under) would "get" biblical references or recognize a biblical artifact.
If my theory is correct, what does this mean for the next generation of lawyers? After all, given the Judeo-Christian heritage of our nation, the law has grown up replete with biblical references. For example: "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Cain and Abel); "he/she is such a Judas" (Judas selling Jesus out for 30 pieces of silver); "a David and Goliath confrontation" (I Samuel 17); "she is a Jezebel" (I Kings 17-21 and 2 Kings 9). Each one of these references is from a westlaw "all feds" search. I can just see it now, students googling "jezebel" in the middle of class so they can understand what the defendant is saying about the plaintiff.
Back to Indy, click here for a great tale about the famous sword v. gun scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark (scroll down to sword scene #1). It just goes to show how random movie magic can be!