• Vintage Film Posters and Film  auction at Christies

    Sale 5872

    Vintage Film Posters and Film Memorabilia

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 390

    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, 1988 Denholm Elliott

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    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, 1988 Denholm Elliott
    Denholm Elliott's final shooting script for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Story by George Lucus dated May, 8, 1988, signed on the title page in blue ballpoint pen by Denholm Elliott, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, 126pp. of mimeographed typescript including numerous pages of script revisions, various dates up to 4 August 1988, various pages annotated in black ink in Elliott's hand for his character Marcus Brody; accompanied by a black and white still of Elliott and Spielberg on set 10x8in. (25.5x20.4cm.)

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    Denholm Elliott played Marcus Brody, a curator of antiquities, in the first and final parts of the Indiana Jones trilogy. Or as his character has been affectionately described as ...Indiana's bumbling colleague.... Elliott's role was relatively small in the first instalment so he was pleased that his character developed and became a comic linch-pin in the Last Crusade. He commented on the role saying I love comedy, life is too boring and sad without it. . Elliott returned after Spielberg sought to recapture the more light-hearted tone of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), in comparison to the darker Temple of Doom (1984) which Elliott was absent from.

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    Please note the black and white still described in the catalogue will not be included in this lot. The image is of Elliott and director John Landis on the set of Trading Places, 1983.