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Thursday 14 December 2017

Raiders star: CGI not 'compelling'

Karen Allen prefers real stunts to CGI
Karen Allen prefers real stunts to CGI

Raiders Of The Lost Ark star Karen Allen says she's not a fan of CGI.

The actress, best known for playing Marion Ravenwood in the 1981 film, reprised her role in Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull in 2008.

She said: "I think they very much wanted to try to keep it in the same vein. The way that films are shot has changed enormously since then, because there is so much CGI being done.

"You can do almost anything on film now, which is both extraordinary and a little upsetting to me because I don't always find CGI very compelling.

"It can be quite startlingly beautiful and take you into these other realms, but I feel I disassociate from it sometimes."

The actress added: "You get to a point where you don't feel the danger. You feel as if you're seeing something that's distanced. I know that in Raiders Of The Lost Ark, those were all real stunts.

"The stuntmen were putting their lives in jeopardy when they were doing them - like that extraordinary one where Indy goes down underneath the truck.

"Now it wouldn't be done that way, it'd be done all with CGI, I imagine."

:: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures is released on Blu-ray on October 8.

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