|Commission - Indiana Jones by misscoffee|
It's a phrase that was coined by Alfred Hitchcock in like 1939...
MacGuffin: an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importanceAs bad as it was, I still do like Indy 4. Apparently Lucas, Ford and Speilberg all disagreed about 4's MacGuffin. We'll see what they come up with for 5.
Whenever Steven Spielberg is asked about the status of a fifth Indiana Jones film, he usually passes the buck to his producing partner George Lucas, whom he entrusts to come up with the plot-propelling MacGuffin for each movie (whether it's the ark of the covenant or an extraterrestrial crystal skull). Recently, Spielberg told EW, "We have already agreed on the genre of the fifth movie, we already have a concept in mind," but when Vulture caught up with Lucas last night at the premiere of The Adventures of Tintin, Lucas admitted that the concept wasn't quite fleshed out.link