History Film / RaidersOfTheLostArk

25th Jul '16 7:53:51 PM Historian1912
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** While the actors may have been using the MP40, the weapon in question was preceded by the MP38 (1938), which was itself preceded by the MP36 (1936). Each subsequent design was a simplification of its predecessor.
24th Jul '16 9:38:48 AM SithPanda16
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Usually plays when Indy does something awesome, such as the part where he swings to safety from the angry natives or where he successfully knocks down the statue in the Well of Souls.
18th Jul '16 11:33:25 AM eroock
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* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: When Marion is dumped into the tomb, she manages to hold on to a statue but looses a shoe during the fall which lands amidst a heap of poisonous snakes.
4th Jul '16 8:52:52 PM JackG
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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, 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 an 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, 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 an 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.
4th Jul '16 8:50:46 PM JackG
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Toht and Indy both find humor in the fact that [[spoiler: the Ark apparently contains only sand]].
** Although Toht was more amused by Belloq's disappointment.

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Toht and Indy both find humor in the fact that [[spoiler: the Ark apparently contains only sand]].
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sand]]. Although Toht was more amused by Belloq's disappointment.disappointment.
** Belloq has this reaction to Marion's escape attempt, though he is a bit drunk by that point.
2nd Jul '16 6:16:37 AM HighCrate
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* FiveBadBand: The BigBad is Colonel Dietrich. TheDragon is Major Toht. TheEvilGenius is Rene Belloq (while also serving as TheHeavy). TheBrute is the Mechanic. TheDarkChick is Major Gobler.
29th Jun '16 12:47:52 PM LtFedora
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** While it did not open until May 1937, the majority of construction was finished on the Golden Gate Bridge in 1936.
6th Jun '16 10:07:22 PM Tallens
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* RevealingReflection: As Indy is driving the truck carrying the Lost Ark of the Covenant, he looks in his rear-view mirrors and sees German soldiers climbing along the outside of the truck toward the cab so they can attack him.
3rd Jun '16 6:05:04 PM SithPanda16
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* KillItWithFire: Indy used this to clear out the snakes in the Well Of Souls by pouring gasoline all over them and lighting it

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* KillItWithFire: Indy used this to clear out the snakes in the Well Of Souls by pouring gasoline all over them and lighting itit.
3rd Jun '16 6:04:05 PM SithPanda16
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* KillItWithFire: Indy used this to clear out the snakes in the Well Of Souls by pouring gasoline all over them and lighting it
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