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Time Schizophrenia: Preparing to Watch Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

I am planning on going to the movies this afternoon to see Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. I'm looking forward to it, but I think I'm experiencing a bit of time schizophrenia, which may accelerate during the movie.

Let me explain. Of the last seven movies I've watched, the newest film was made in 1935 (the delightful Hands Across the Table). Watching a movie that was just released a few days ago may be a shock to the system.

But wait, Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny apparently starts in 1944, then jumps to 1969. Without looking too closely at any writing on the film, I see that the year 212 BC is apparently an important plot point in the story.

It also boggles my mind that I saw the first film in this series, Raiders of the Lost Ark (I refuse to call it Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) in 1981 when I was in college, 42 years ago. Harrison Ford, now 80 years old, was 38. Apparently Ford has been digitally de-aged in the film in order to look younger.

I don't know what's going on...

Wish me luck! I'll report back soon.

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