In The Red Sea Sharks, Tintin and the Captain visit Petra. The scene predates a shot in the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” below center. Indy and his father find the Holy Grail in a temple (not named in the film) carved into a cliff. Both recreate the real Petra. Hergé had a photo of Petra in his collection. Tintin books can be spotted in other movies as well. Here are a couple of examples.
Tintin and the Captain come upon Petra.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” From the screenplay: “Now we turn a corner and they see the hidden city. Its spectacular Grecian facade is carved directly into the rock. It is a stunning sight.”
The real Petra, photographed by Wim Swaan. Used by permission: Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Wim Swaan Photograph Archive, 96.R.21
Kramer vs. Kramer In the film “Kramer vs. Kramer,” Dustin Hoffman reads Red Rackham’s Treasure to Justin Henry.
In the film “Nobody’s Fool,” starring Paul Newman, Will (Alexander Goodwin) is seen reading The Blue Lotus in bed.