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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Toht" and The "Cairo Swordsman" were treated much worse in Raiders than they were in this Indiana Jones action figure toy commercial:


Another action figure toy line that bombed.


Interesting behind-the-scenes story of Kenner's Indiana Jones toy line:

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Is Indy's use of eyeglasses inconsistent? He wears them while teaching his archaeology class, which could inhibit his vision when he needs to see for distance. He is seen wearing them again while reading his father's Grail diary. Are they an early bifocal?

Or are the glasses just a prop used to indicate that Jones is being "professorial"?

Why didn't Mussolini's Fascist forces crack down on Indy during the speedboat chase?

Oh wait, that was in England... wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2018 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

He's clearly meant to be farsighted. He needs them for reading.

Gosh, is there symbolism there?

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

He's clearly meant to be farsighted. He needs them for reading.

Gosh, is there symbolism there?


I'm sticking with the glasses being an actorly affectation to emphasize Indy's professorial aspects.

I'm still shaking my head over the Brits allowing the Nazis to dig in Egypt. The Lion should have smacked the Swastika...and hard.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2018 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

In the Last Crusade, why didn't the ship with the whirling propeller move away from the speedboat it was chopping to pieces?

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2018 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

In the Last Crusade, why didn't the ship with the whirling propeller move away from the speedboat it was chopping to pieces?

So John Williams' score could move in closer and closer.

How did a chase with a lot of nasty intent end up all gentlemanly an' all? It was like, just let me straighten my suit, and I'll be off. Have a nice day.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2018 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

While we're at it, I always wondered what made the Nazis believe that the Arc of the Covenant of all possible relics would help them win the war. It's even called the arc of the COVENANT, which was a covenant between the God of Israel and his people.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2018 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Or how did Indie stay on top of the German submarine for 24 hours (although it looks like a week's worth of travel from the dotted map)?

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2018 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.

That had to be one of Spielberg's many "Hey, how about...?" epiphanies.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.


Absolutely. I recommend travelling by fridge.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.


Absolutely. I recommend travelling by fridge.


Your post validates this thread, since I foolishly consider you the "most English" FSMer.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.


Absolutely. I recommend travelling by fridge.


Lead lined, please.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.


Absolutely. I recommend travelling by fridge.


Your post validates this thread, since I foolishly consider you the "most English" FSMer.



What the deuce would make you think that, old boy?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

It is absolutely stupid to travel as a stowaway on a submarine unless you're trying out for a contender slot at the next Darwin Awards.


Absolutely. I recommend travelling by fridge.


Lead lined, please.



Is there any other way? smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Lead lined, please.


Is there any other way? smile


The problem with fridge travel is the propulsion method used to provide the kinetic energy for doing so. But if you're going out in style, don't forget the baguette, caviar, salmon and Philadelphia cheese.

By the way, I don't see anything wrong with the scenario in the film. It reminds us how governments eager to obtain the numbers whatever the cost, are even more nuts than the scientists.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The India movies were always tongue-in-cheek, not far off from this action movie parody - the guy spilling the drink and yelling "Catchphrase."

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2018 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

In the Last Crusade, why didn't the ship with the whirling propeller move away from the speedboat it was chopping to pieces?

It was running in park of course.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2018 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

How come the special effects in Raiders are superior to those in Last Crusade? Was there a significantly decrased effects budget for the latter?

 
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