History Film / RaidersOfTheLostArk

4th Jan '17 4:13:50 AM lafeeverte
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* ChainLightning: This depiction of the Ark generates an electrical effect that jumps from person to person and even the Nazi's electrionic equipment.

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* ChainLightning: This depiction of the Ark generates an electrical effect that jumps from person to person and even the Nazi's electrionic Nazis' electronic equipment.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As the first film, it's only Indiana Jones movie whose title doesn't start with ''Indiana Jones and...'' This was changed in some rereleases, however.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As the first film, it's only Indiana Jones movie whose title doesn't start with ''Indiana Jones and...'' This was changed in some rereleases, re-releases, however.



** The propeller from the plane comes into play twice before it slices the GiantMook to pieces. First, before taking on the GiantMook, Indy fights a regular sized mechanic who attacks him with a wrench. The fight ends just after Indy wrestles the wrench into the path of the propeller, which cuts off the head of the wrench. The second time, Indy himself almost runs headfirst right into the propeller himself during the middle of their fight.

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** The propeller from the plane comes into play twice before it slices the GiantMook to pieces. First, before taking on the GiantMook, Indy fights a regular sized mechanic who attacks him with a wrench. The fight ends just after Indy wrestles the wrench into the path of the propeller, which cuts off the head of the wrench. The second time, Indy himself almost runs headfirst head-first right into the propeller himself during the middle of their fight.



* FreezeFrameBonus: If you look carefully at the shot where the Germans are debarking from the submarine you'll notice that Marion's guard has one arm in a sling and is covered in bandages.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: If you look carefully at the shot where the Germans are debarking disembarking from the submarine you'll notice that Marion's guard has one arm in a sling and is covered in bandages.



* GiantMook: The really big sherpa in Marion's bar, and the mechanic who gets diced, both played by Pat "Bomber" Roach.

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* GiantMook: The really big sherpa Sherpa in Marion's bar, and the mechanic who gets diced, both played by Pat "Bomber" Roach.



* GoKartingWithBowser: Marion and Belloq having a drinking game while she is held hostage. Despite her obvious intentions of escaping, judging by their laughing, they are having fun in doing so. Belloq even laughing when Marion pulls a knife on him.

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* GoKartingWithBowser: Marion and Belloq having a drinking game while she is held hostage. Despite her obvious intentions of escaping, judging by their laughing, they are having fun in doing so. so, Belloq even laughing when Marion pulls a knife on him.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The Nazis succeed in their goal of smuggling the Ark out of Egypt, but its power turns out to be too great for them to harness. In the climax, all of the villains--Dietrich, Toht, Belloq, and all of their {{Mook}}s--are melted alive by the Ark's power as soon as they open it.]]
* HollywoodDensity: The gold idol at the start of the film, which should weigh far too much to be toted around as easily as it is, let alone weigh about the same as a small bag of sand. When Indy looks at it, he actually ''removes'' sand from his bag to approximate its weight. A solid gold object of that size would weigh at least ''fifty pounds.'' However, it's never explicitly stated that the idol is indeed solid gold.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The Nazis succeed in their goal of smuggling the Ark out of Egypt, but its power turns out to be too great for them to harness. In the climax, all of the villains--Dietrich, villains -- Dietrich, Toht, Belloq, and all of their {{Mook}}s--are {{Mook}}s -- are melted alive by the Ark's power as soon as they open it.]]
* HollywoodDensity: The gold idol at the start of the film, which should weigh far too much to be toted around as easily as it is, let alone weigh about the same as a small bag of sand. When Indy looks at it, he actually ''removes'' sand from his bag to approximate its weight. A solid gold object of that size would weigh at least ''fifty pounds.'' ''50 lb / 23 kg''. However, it's never explicitly stated that the idol is indeed solid gold.



* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: Various soldiers and other armed militants are equipped with Walther P38 pistols or [=MP40=] submachine guns, guns that did not exist in 1936. The [=MP40=] was first produced in 1940 and the P38 was first produced in 1938. Indy is at two separate points seen with variations of the Browning Hi-Power; the first time, in the bar shootout, is a bit of a stretch but still at least possible (the weapon had entered production the year before, though at the time every one of them was for military contracts, on top of FN reaching an agreement with Colt to not sell the pistol in the United States). The second time on the ''Bantu Wind'' is pure AnachronismStew, however - he's using a Canadian variant, the Inglis Hi-Power (distinguished by a noticeable hump below the rear sight) that didn't enter production until 1944. Also near the climax of the movie, Jones is seen holding a Soviet RPG-2 rocket launcher, which was not produced until 1949. No military even ''had'' handheld or shoulder-fired rocket launchers in 1936; they came about during the war to replace the older anti-tank rifles.

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* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: Various soldiers and other armed militants are equipped with Walther P38 pistols or [=MP40=] submachine guns, guns that did not exist in 1936. The [=MP40=] was first produced in 1940 and the P38 was first produced in 1938. Indy is at two separate points seen with variations of the Browning Hi-Power; the first time, in the bar shootout, shoot-out, is a bit of a stretch but still at least possible (the weapon had entered production the year before, though at the time every one of them was for military contracts, on top of FN reaching an agreement with Colt to not sell the pistol in the United States). The second time on the ''Bantu Wind'' is pure AnachronismStew, however - he's using a Canadian variant, the Inglis Hi-Power (distinguished by a noticeable hump below the rear sight) that didn't enter production until 1944. Also near the climax of the movie, Jones is seen holding a Soviet RPG-2 rocket launcher, which was not produced until 1949. No military even ''had'' handheld or shoulder-fired rocket launchers in 1936; they came about during the war to replace the older anti-tank rifles.



* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Colonel Herman Dietrich is in charge of the quest for TheArkOfTheCovenant, but his advisor, Dr. Rene Belloq, is Indiana Jones' longtime nemesis. Indiana also sees Dietrich as just another Nazi among many, but Belloq as [[EvilCounterpart what Indy himself could have become with no moral scruples]].

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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Colonel Herman Dietrich is in charge of the quest for TheArkOfTheCovenant, but his advisor, Dr. Rene Belloq, is Indiana Jones' longtime long-time nemesis. Indiana also sees Dietrich as just another Nazi among many, but Belloq as [[EvilCounterpart what Indy himself could have become with no moral scruples]].



* KickTheDog: Frustrated after losing the ark to Indy, Colonel Dietrich throws an offered watermelon from a merchant at an offscreen dog.

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* KickTheDog: Frustrated after losing the ark to Indy, Colonel Dietrich throws an offered watermelon from a merchant at an offscreen off-screen dog.



* ManOnFire: Indy sets one of Toht's men on fire in the bar shootout. The guy runs around screaming for several seconds before Indy gives him a BoomHeadshot.

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* ManOnFire: Indy sets one of Toht's men on fire in the bar shootout.shoot-out. The guy runs around screaming for several seconds before Indy gives him a BoomHeadshot.



* MeaningfulName: Major Toht's name is an anglicized spelling of the German word for death.

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* MeaningfulName: Major Toht's name is an anglicized Anglicised spelling of the German word for death.



* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 7 (arguably a hard one), due to [[spoiler:Satipo's (Alfred Molina) corpse being shown, bloodily impaled through the bare forehead and neck by spikes, the Ratty Nepalese's (Malcolm Weaver) blood-spurting headshot, the German Mechanic (Pat Roach) being ground up by an airplane propeller (offscreen), with blood splattering all over the side of the aircraft, Colonel Herman Dietrich's (Wolf Kahler) imploding head, Arnold Ernst Toht's (Ronald Lacey) face melting off, and René Emile Belloq's (Paul Freeman) head exploding]].

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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 7 (arguably a hard one), due to [[spoiler:Satipo's (Alfred Molina) corpse being shown, bloodily impaled through the bare forehead and neck by spikes, the Ratty Nepalese's (Malcolm Weaver) blood-spurting headshot, the German Mechanic (Pat Roach) being ground up by an airplane aeroplane propeller (offscreen), with blood splattering all over the side of the aircraft, Colonel Herman Dietrich's (Wolf Kahler) imploding head, Arnold Ernst Toht's (Ronald Lacey) face melting off, and René Emile Belloq's (Paul Freeman) head exploding]].



** BlatantLies: There are no "Top men" studying the Ark; as the end credits roll, we can clearly see that it has been boxed up and stored in a huge warehouse.

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** BlatantLies: There are no "Top "top men" studying the Ark; as the end credits roll, we can clearly see that it has been boxed up and stored in a huge warehouse.



* TapOnTheHead: Marion does it three times, including using airplane wheel chocks, a frying pan, and some generic metal tins, and Indy does it twice.

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* TapOnTheHead: Marion does it three times, including using airplane wheel chocks, a frying pan, pan and some generic metal tins, and Indy does it twice.
14th Dec '16 3:14:52 PM VoxAquila
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** WordOfGod disputes this: Lucas and Spielberg[[spoiler: maintain that if Indy had not shown up on the island when he did, Belloq would have just handed the Ark over to Hitler, who had enough sense not to open it. Rene was ultimately undone by his need to have complete victory over his rival.]]
2nd Dec '16 5:20:10 PM StarTropes
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* DelayingTheRescue: Indie finds Marion BoundAndGagged in the Nazi camp, but leaves her tied up so he can search for the titular ark

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* DelayingTheRescue: Indie finds Marion BoundAndGagged in the Nazi camp, but leaves her tied up so he can search for the titular arkark.
* DeusExMachina: A literal (and completely {{Justified}}) example, given whose ark ThoseWackyNazis are messing with.
1st Dec '16 2:51:52 AM axle-k89
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* ScreamDiscretionShot: PlayedForLaughs. As Indy and Marion are on the ship out of Egypt, Indy is looking in one side of a double-sided mirror. Marion, looking in the other side, flips it around, banging Indy hard in the face. Cut to an exterior shot of the ship with Indy's scream of pain audible.
-->'''Marion:''' What'd you say?
1st Dec '16 2:43:15 AM axle-k89
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* MassOhCrap: [[spoiler:All the German characters and Belloq after the Ark is opened and the spirits turn on them.]]
30th Nov '16 2:58:26 AM axle-k89
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* OhCrap: Indy's reaction when he sees the ''huge'' Nazi mechanic challenging him to a fight.

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* OhCrap: Indy's reaction when he sees the ''huge'' Nazi mechanic challenging him to a fight. And then the mechanic himself just before being sliced to pieces by the propeller.
17th Oct '16 12:44:04 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ShaggyDogStory: Indy and the Nazis' fighting over the Ark of the Covenant is rendered moot [[SelfDisposingVillain when the wrath of God completely wipes the latter out once they finally open it]]. Indy could've done nothing at all, and the outcome would remain the same.
6th Oct '16 5:46:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Tunisia doubled for Egypt.
6th Oct '16 5:44:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: Toht's name is only revealed in the credits and in an old TV ad, and much, much later in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Indiana Jones]]''.

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* AllThereInTheScript: AllThereInTheScript:
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Toht's name is only revealed in the credits and in an old TV ad, and much, much later in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Indiana Jones]]''.Jones]]''.
** According to the script, Abner Ravenwood was killed in an avalanche.
5th Oct '16 5:27:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Colonel Herman Dietrich is in charge of the quest for TheArkOfTheCovenant, but his advisor, Dr. Rene Belloq, is Indiana Jones' longtime nemesis. Indiana also sees Dietrich as just another Nazi among many, but Belloq as [[EvilCounterpart what Indy himself could have become with no moral scruples]].
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