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Now you do!
In a new interview, one of the greatest directors of our time reveals that he almost had one of his most iconic films end much differently than it actually did. It was Steven Spielberg's dream to make Indiana Jones, but he admits now that the first flick, Raiders of The Lost Ark, could have turned out a whole lot differently.
We all know the ending - a bunch of other-worldy spirits come out of the ark through the sand and do away with all those pesky Nazis - but that wasn't the original ending of the of the script and Steven reveals he had serious doubts about the ending when it was first in post. He said:
"I was a little bit dubious about what happens when they open the ark. What actually is going to come out of the ark? There were a lot of crazy things in the script. I wasn't sure how much we could actually get on the screen. We made a lot of it up as we were in postproduction."
Whatever you did, it seems to have clearly worked! Three sequels and a millions upon millions of dollars later, doesn't seem like you did anything wrong!
Ah, Hollywood! How funny that the magic of the movies sometimes just ends up being purely accidental.