History Film / RaidersOfTheLostArk

19th Mar '17 4:22:20 PM Mario1995
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* AssholeVictim:
** Satipo. The traitorous guide gets killed by the very traps he helped Jones escape.
** [[spoiler:Belloq, Toht and Dietrich attempt to temper with the Ark, with grisly consequences.]]
14th Mar '17 8:18:10 PM snichols1973
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* BlatantLies: After the Ark's recovery:
-->'''Major Eaton''': We have top men working on it right now.
-->'''Indy''': Who?
-->'''Eaton''': Top... men.
** [[spoiler: The Ark ends up occupying a storage crate where it is never heard from again until it makes a cameo appearance in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in the Area 51 warehouse.]]
6th Mar '17 6:19:46 PM SirSapphire
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* MenCantKeepHouse: Indy's house is better than most but still disorganized and disheveled and when he and Marcus have a drink to celebrate Indy going after the Ark the glasses are mismatched.
1st Mar '17 11:15:14 AM SithPanda16
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* FrenchJerk: Belloq.

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* FrenchJerk: Belloq.Belloq, a French archaeologist working for the Nazis. He deserved [[spoiler: having [[YourHeadAsplode his head asplode]]]].
18th Feb '17 11:31:55 PM Kalmbach
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* BinocularShot: Indy scans the Nazi dig site with a periscope to find where the Well of Souls is hidden.

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* BinocularShot: Indy scans the Nazi dig site with a periscope surveyor's transit to find where the Well of Souls is hidden.
18th Feb '17 11:29:54 PM Kalmbach
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* CriticalResearchFailure: An InUniverse example: If the Nazis had read up on the Old Testament, they'd know that the Ark of the Covenant only worked when the Israelites were doing God's will; they couldn't use its powers whenever they wanted, only when God wanted them to. At other times, their armies were defeated and the Ark was taken by their enemies.



* DeadFootLeadfoot: The car driver and pilot.

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* DeadFootLeadfoot: The car truck driver in Cairo and pilot.
13th Feb '17 10:29:34 AM dangerdan97
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* PinballProtagonist: Indy. It's been repeatedly pointed out that, aside from Marion being dead, the film probably would have had exactly the same ending if he hadn't gotten involved, if not better. Belloq would never have had a chance to open the Ark himself on the island, and the Ark would have been flown straight to Berlin on the flying wing like they originally planned. Once there, it would have been opened in the presence of the German leaders, including Hitler. Cue face-melting... though it depends on whether Marion told Toht, under torture, where the actual headpiece to the Staff of Ra was. Without it, or with the incomplete one they actually ended up with, the Nazis would never have found the Ark's proper resting place, period. Indy's involvement may have been necessary to destroy any of the bad guys at all.

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* PinballProtagonist: Indy. It's been repeatedly pointed out that, aside from Marion being dead, the film probably would have had exactly the same ending if he hadn't gotten involved, if not better. Belloq would never have had a chance to open the Ark himself on the island, and the Ark would have been flown straight to Berlin on the flying wing like they originally planned. Once there, it would have been opened in the presence of the German leaders, including Hitler. Cue face-melting... though Though it depends on how much longer it would have taken to locate Marion without Indy's interference (very possibly years), or whether Marion would have told Toht, under torture, where the actual headpiece to the Staff of Ra was. Without it, or with the incomplete one they actually ended up with, the Nazis would never have found the Ark's proper resting place, period. Indy's involvement may have been necessary to destroy any of the bad guys at all.
13th Feb '17 9:54:40 AM dangerdan97
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* VaporTrail: Happens by accident during the scene with the flying wing due to [[DisasterDominoes a series of minor "oops"es]]. Indy unchocks the wheel of the flying wing to use the chocks as a weapon against a GiantMook, and the plane starts to turn in place and its wingtip punctures a fuel truck. Next, Marion uses the plane's machine gun turret to keep Nazi reinforcements at bay and stuff catches fire. The fuel pouring out of the truck eventually reaches the blaze, Indy rescues Marion and they run for cover, and then the whole airstrip explodes.

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* VaporTrail: Happens by accident during the scene with the flying wing due to [[DisasterDominoes a series of minor "oops"es]]. Indy Marion unchocks the wheel of the flying wing to use the chocks as a weapon against a GiantMook, Mook, and the plane starts to turn in place and its wingtip punctures a fuel truck. Next, Marion uses the plane's machine gun turret to keep Nazi reinforcements at bay and stuff catches fire. The fuel pouring out of the truck eventually reaches the blaze, Indy rescues Marion and they run for cover, and then the whole airstrip explodes.
13th Feb '17 7:40:29 AM dangerdan97
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* GoryDiscretionShot: The camera cuts away as the GiantMook gets turned into red paste, only showing the splash of blood on a swastika. This is occasionally edited out of broadcast versions, but it's anyone's guess if they're editing out the blood or the swastika itself. Averted at the very end of the film, however. During most of the film, though, the writers love creative ways of including gore.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: The camera cuts away as the GiantMook gets turned into red paste, only showing the splash of blood on a swastika. This is occasionally edited out of broadcast versions, but it's anyone's guess if they're editing out the blood or the swastika itself. The mook who is run over by Indy's truck gets a SceneryCensor, as well. Averted at the very end of the film, however. During most of the film, though, the writers love creative ways of including gore.
13th Feb '17 7:32:57 AM dangerdan97
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** Perhaps he had decided, based on his adventures in India, that the Hindu faith was provably the OneTrueReligion, and everything else was just made-up mythology. ''Raiders'' is the point where he discovers... nope, AllMythsAreTrue.
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