Guadix, Indiana Jones’s land (2013)
Guadix is Russia during the October Revolution. Guadix is Turkey in the 40’s. Guadix is lost town in the Texas’s Texas. Guadix is and has been all that and much more in over 70 feature films have been shot using it as a setting.In 1988, a Hollywood blockbuster, chaired by Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg, came to Granada in search of a train station for the new Indiana Jones film was to be shot at that time. Looking ended in Guadix. When Americans saw their railroad station gave conclude its trip and decided that this would be the setting they were looking for.
The shooting had camels, turbaned men, veiled women, merchants trading their products … to reproduce an true agitated Turkish market of the 1940 near the Guadix’s rail station. I all was thanks to extras that the 175 extras were hired in Guadix.
The extras were natives of the region of Guadix, men and women who lived a few days of movie that changed their daily routine to be part of a legendary epic that has been with us for years, big and small, and to date continues to cause passion among loyal fans who collect objects or learning filming techniques the greatest adventurer of all time.
But now we want to know the secrets of this shoot. Who were these extras? What profile did Spielberg seek among the inhabitants of this region? How was for extras work under the direction of Steven Spielberg? What anecdotes did live alongside Harrison Ford and Sean Connery? What happened behind cameras?
In the hands of these extras who lived in first person shooting “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, we will relive this great adventure, learn the secrets and stories that only they, eyewitnesses, can show us this adventure declared as unforgettable.
José Luis Ramírez
Antonio Francisco Valverde
scriptwriters & directors SERGIO MUÑOZ CANO & ELENA MUÑOZ CANO
photography director ROSS GUTIÉRREZ
camera assistant CÉSAR ESCOBAR VELÁSQUEZ
still photography SVETLANA MIROSHNICHENKO
image and sound editor SERGIO MUÑOZ CANO
historical photography KHORTÉS MAGÁN
Documentary to XXV Anniversary of ‘Indiana Jones and the last Crusade’, recreation of Guadix’s Turkish market, May 2013. Organizers and promoters: Antonia Requena, Antonia González and Javier Morales.
INDYCON. CineFans Festival of Ubeda, July 2013.
INDYCON. CineFans Festival of Madrid, Septiembre 2014.