History Film / RaidersoftheLostArk

26th May '17 8:22:24 PM QuinineGlow
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ReasoningWithGod: Belloq tells Indy that the Ark is a 'transmitter' and a 'radio for speaking to God'; presumably his intense desire to open it before it reaches Hitler is so he can have his own personal tete-a-tete with the Almighty. He never considered the fact that God might not be so interested in hearing what's on his mind...
16th May '17 2:30:53 PM Retloclive
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RewatchBonus: Happens near the finale where Indy threatens to destroy the Ark with a rocket launcher. When the video centers on Belloq, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvQWnVAPl1U a fly can be seen crawling across his face]]. Credit to Paul Freeman for not breaking character.
29th Apr '17 1:24:43 PM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]], and then the Ark ends up 'buried' once again, this time hidden in a massive warehouse as a victim of indifferent government bureaucracy. Indy could've done nothing at all, and the outcome would remain the same.

to:

* 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]], and then the Ark ends up 'buried' once again, this time hidden in a massive warehouse as a victim of indifferent government bureaucracy. Indy could've done nothing at all, and the outcome would remain the same.
29th Apr '17 10:01:44 AM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: "Adios, Satipo." A rival of Indy's bit it to the same trap years before, leaving his remains as a PeekABooCorpse. Indy's scout suffers the same fate.
* 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 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.
** 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.

to:

* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: "Adios, Satipo." A Forrestal, a rival of Indy's bit it to the same trap years before, leaving his remains as a PeekABooCorpse. Indy's scout suffers the same fate.
* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: 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. 1938.
**
Indy is at two separate points seen with variations of the Browning Hi-Power; the first time, in the bar 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 1944.
** German soldiers use Mauser Karabiner 98k rifles, introduced in 1935 so it is conceivable they could be out of the country by 1936, but they would more likely carry the Mauser Gewehr 98 at that time.
** 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.
** 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.
rifles.



* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Colonel Herman Dietrich is in charge of the quest for TheArkOfTheCovenant, but his advisor, Dr. Rene Belloq, is Indiana Jones' 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]].

to:

* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Colonel Herman Oberst Hermann Dietrich is in charge of the quest for TheArkOfTheCovenant, but his advisor, Dr. Rene Belloq, is Indiana Jones' 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]].
29th Apr '17 9:47:06 AM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CaliforniaDoubling: Tunisia doubled for Egypt.
23rd Apr '17 2:14:20 PM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HandSignals: Indy gestures to Satipo to turn around so he can brush a bunch of tarantulas off his back.

to:

* HandSignals: HandSignals:
**
Indy gestures to Satipo to turn around so he can brush a bunch of tarantulas off his back.back.
** Belloq uses the throat-slash to tell the Hovitos to kill Indy.


Added DiffLines:

* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Jock's first line has something resembling an Aussie accent. His second line doesn't.
23rd Apr '17 8:18:26 AM QuinineGlow
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WhamShot: While the Ark sits inside a Nazi crate during transport a lingering shot of the crate's exterior shows the swastika gracing it slowly burn off. This is the first unambiguously supernatural occurrence in the film, and doubles as foreshadowing for what the Nazis have in store when they decide to open the Ark.
23rd Apr '17 8:11:12 AM QuinineGlow
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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]].it]], and then the Ark ends up 'buried' once again, this time hidden in a massive warehouse as a victim of indifferent government bureaucracy. Indy could've done nothing at all, and the outcome would remain the same.
6th Apr '17 7:04:55 PM TheAkisaurus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Indy and Marion fight against Toht and his henchmen while surrounded by fire inside the bar.
26th Mar '17 9:04:31 PM Razide
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler:Belloq, Toht and Dietrich attempt to temper with the Ark, with grisly consequences.]]

to:

** [[spoiler:Belloq, Toht and Dietrich attempt to temper tamper with the Ark, with grisly consequences.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 343. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.RaidersoftheLostArk