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'Indy' is back. Harrison Ford stars as the daring archaeologist in his third motion picture adventure, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." The Paramount presentation of a Lucasfilm Ltd. production was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Co-story author MENNO MEYJES received a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination for "The Color Purple," which Meyjes adapted from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Meyjes also wrote the teleplay for "The Mission," an acclaimed hour-long episode of "Amazing Stories" directed by Spielberg; and collaborated with Spielberg and Tom Stoppard on the screenplay for "Empire of the Sun."
Meyjes was raised in Holland. He studied film at the Art Institute in San Francisco, where he now lives with his wife, Natalie Kohn, a former dancer with the San Francisco ballet.
Director of Photography DOUGLAS SLOCOMBE is the cinematographer of all three Indiana Jones movies. Slocombe is a three-time Oscar nominee for "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Julia," and "Travels With My Aunt." His other films include "Lady Jane," "Never Say Never Again," "Nijiski," "Rollerball," "The Great Gatsby," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Music Lovers," "The Lion in Winter," "The Fearless Vampire Killers," "Freud," "The L-Shaped Room," "The Lavender Hill Mob," "Kind Hearts and Coronets," and "Dead of Night."
Born in London, Slocombe was educated in France. Beginning his career as a journalist and still photographer, he began his film career as a World War II newsreel cameraman. After the war, he joined the Ealing Studios as director of photography and remained with the company for 17 years.
For television Slocombe was the cinematographer for George Cukor's Emmy Award-winning television specials, "Love Among the Ruins" and "The Corn is Green."
Production designer ELLIOT SCOTT first worked with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas on "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." Scott was nominated for an Academy Award for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." His other films include "Labyrinth," "The Pirates of Penzance," "Evil Under the Sun," "Dragonslayer," "The Incredible Sarah," and "Mr. Quilp."
At Gaumont British Studios, Scott was an apprentice to German art director Alfred Junge. In Britain, Scott worked on MGM films for 25 years, including 15 years as head of the art department. His films during this period included such films as Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," Jessie Matthews musicals, "Mogambo," "The Yellow Rolls Royce," and "The Haunting." Such designers as John Barry and Norman Reynolds began their careers working with Scott.
Costume designer ANTHONY POWELL designed the costumes for "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and is a three-time Academy Award winner for his costumes in "Tess," "Death on the Nile," and "Travels With My Aunt." His other films include "Frantic," "Ishtar," "Pirates," "Evil Under the Sun," "Papillon," and "Nicholas and Alexandra." He began his film career with "Royal Hunt of the Sun."
Powell first achieved acclaim for his stage work and received a Tony for his costumes in John Gielgud's production of "School for Scandal." His other work for the theatre includes productions of "Private Lives," "Ring Round the Moon," and "Amadeus."
Powell was born in Manchester and grew up in Dublin, beginning his career as a teenager, touring with his handmade marionette show. He studied at the Central School of Art and Design, becoming the first recipient of the Royal Society of Arts Travel Scholarship.
MICHAEL KAHN, A.C.E. (Editor) received an Academy Award for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and also edited "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." He was also Oscar-nominated for "Empire of the Sun" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Kahn's other films include "Fatal Attraction," "The Color Purple," "Falling in Love," "The Goonies," "Poltergeist," "Twilight Zone -- The Movie," "Eyes of Laura Mars," and "Table for Five."
Kahn's other honors include two Eddie Awards from the American Cinema Editors and two nominations for British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. He won an Emmy for his editing of the mini-series "Eleanor and Franklin."
After beginning his career editing commercials, Kahn became an assistant editor at Desilu Productions, where he edited hundreds of television shows, including 140 episodes of "Hogan's Heroes." His first feature was "Rage" directed by George C. Scott.
BEN BURTT (Sound Designer) received an Academy Award for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and also designed the sound for "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." He also won an Academy Award for Special Achievement in Sound Effects for "Star Wars," and a third Oscar for the sound effects in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." Burtt was Oscar-nominated for sound and sound effects editing of "Return of the Jedi"; and for sound effects editing of "Willow." Burtt's other films include "Howard the Duck," "Nutcracker: The Motion Picture," "The Dark Crystal," "More American Graffiti," and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
His other honors include the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for "The Empire Strikes Back," a Gold Record for "The Story of Star Wars," and a Golden Reel Award for best sound editing for "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Burtt graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in physics. While in college, his short film "Genesis" won him a McGraw-Hill scholarship to the University of Southern California film school. While earning his master's degree in film production, he was hired by producer Gary Kurtz to begin work on developing sounds for "Star Wars."
Burtt's sound designs have also been featured in National Public Radio's adaptations of the "Star Wars" films, as well as in the Grammy Award-winning " 'Raiders of the Lost Ark': The Movie on Record."