History Film / RaidersoftheLostArk

6th Nov '17 11:36:29 AM StarTropes
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* RealityEnsues: When someone gets MuggedForDisguise, there's no guarantee that said disguise will fit the mugger.
16th Oct '17 4:22:20 AM StarTropes
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-->'''Marion:''' Well, dammit, Indy, where ''doesn't'' it hurt?!

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-->'''Marion:''' Well, dammit, goddammit, Indy, where ''doesn't'' it hurt?!


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* MomentKiller: Indy and Marion share a BigDamnKiss during Indy's AfterActionPatchup - and then Indy conks out from exhaustion.
--> '''Marion:''' We never seem to get a break, do we?
16th Oct '17 3:23:18 AM StarTropes
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* ChekhovsGun: During the fight in Marion's bar, Toht [[TooDumbToLive tries to grab the medallion from a fire]] - and, not surprisingly, burns his hand. This explains how ThoseWackyNazis gain information from said medallion on how to find the Well of the Souls - and why they only have half of the inscription.
5th Oct '17 12:46:19 PM AnotherGuy
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--->'''Belloq:''' All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. [[WeAreAsMayflies Indiana, we are simply passing through history.]] This, this '''''is''''' history.
5th Oct '17 12:43:21 PM AnotherGuy
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* MookFaceTurn: The GiantMook Indy grapples with in Marion's bar gives a very startled "HUH?" when Toht orders ''everyone'' in the bar be killed, and immediately helps Indy gun down his Nazi lieutenants.
29th Sep '17 6:35:00 PM SithPanda16
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* CobwebJungle: The entrance to the Idol Temple is littered with cobwebs complete with absurdly out of place tarantulas. ("Never too-covered" is avoided: as Indy runs from the giant boulder, he goes through a door-wide web).
21st Sep '17 11:59:53 PM Lightning4119
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** The Nazi that he fights during the truck chase qualifies as well - he sends all his mooks first to soften Indy up, before sneaking over the top of the truck so Indy doesn't see him coming, and then he repeatedly targets the bullet wound in Indy's arm.
18th Sep '17 1:41:31 AM maxwellsilver
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** Also in the novelisation, the base and the U-boat, along with its crew were destroyed by the Ark.



** One has to assume the whole crew of the U-boat and the entire staff of the base were present for the Ark's opening, as unlikely as that seems. Otherwise, this trope complicates Indy and Marion's escape from the island with the Ark.
** The novelization clarifies that the base was destroyed by the Ark.



-->''Toht:'' Shoot them. Shoot them both.

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-->''Toht:'' -->'''Toht:''' Shoot them. Shoot them both.
18th Sep '17 1:26:11 AM maxwellsilver
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* FiveBadBand: ThoseWackyNazis
** BigBad: Colonel Herman Dietrich the head of the nazi search for the ark.
** TheDragon: Major Toht, Dietrich's main henchman.
** TheEvilGenius: Doctor René Belloq, the archeologist who helps plan the search.
** TheBrute: The nazi engineer, the local GiantMook.
** TheDarkChick: Major Gobler, Dietrich's NumberTwo who mostly serves as a SatelliteCharacter for him.
14th Sep '17 8:21:31 PM HeraldAlberich
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-->"Well, dammit, Indy, where ''doesn't'' it hurt?!"

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-->"Well, -->'''Marion:''' Well, dammit, Indy, where ''doesn't'' it hurt?!"hurt?!



--> '''Toht''' ''(watching one of his men grapple with Indy):'' Shoot them. Shoot them both.

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--> '''Toht''' ''(watching -->'''Toht:''' ''[watching one of his men grapple with Indy):'' Indy]'' Shoot them. Shoot them both.



---> "Next time, Dr. Jones, it will take more than children to save you!"

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---> "Next --->'''Belloq:''' Next time, Dr. Jones, it will take more than children to save you!"you!



-->'''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.]]

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-->'''Major Eaton''': Eaton:''' We have top men working on it right now.
-->'''Indy''': Who?
-->'''Eaton''':
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 ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Skull]]'' in the Area 51 warehouse.]]



* BloodyHorror: [[spoiler:The Wrath of God scene at the end of the movie- Toht's face melts with the skin and blood evaporating off his face.]]

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* BloodyHorror: [[spoiler:The Wrath of God scene at the end of the movie- Toht's movie--Toht's face melts with the skin and blood evaporating off his face.]]



'''Toht:''' *advances with red hot poker* I know you will.

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'''Toht:''' *advances ''[advances with red hot poker* poker]'' Yes, I know you will.



* DeadlyDustStorm: According to Dr. Marcus Brody, an Egyptian pharaoh took the Ark of the Covenant to the city of Tanis. A year later, Tanis was destroyed by a sand storm that lasted an entire year - "Wiped clean by the wrath of God."

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* DeadlyDustStorm: According to Dr. Marcus Brody, an Egyptian pharaoh took the Ark of the Covenant to the city of Tanis. A year later, Tanis was destroyed by a sand storm that lasted an entire year - "Wiped year--"Wiped clean by the wrath of God."



--> '''Belloq''': [[SayMyName Jones!]]

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--> '''Belloq''': -->'''Belloq:''' [[SayMyName Jones!]]



--> '''Indy''': Where did you get this? From him?
--> '''Marion''': I was trying to escape.
--> '''Indy''': How hard were you trying?

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--> '''Indy''': -->'''Indy:''' Where did you get this? From him?
--> '''Marion''':
him?\\
'''Marion:'''
I was trying to escape.
--> '''Indy''':
escape.\\
'''Indy:'''
How hard were you trying?



* 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.]]

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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.]]



** 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.

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** 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 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.



* IndyPloy : Lampshaded. Indiana Jones is, of course, the TropeNamer.
-->'''Indiana''': Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.\\
'''Sallah''': How?\\
'''Indiana''': I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!
* IslandBase: The site of a secret Nazi U-Boat base.

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* IndyPloy : IndyPloy: Lampshaded. Indiana Jones is, of course, the TropeNamer.
-->'''Indiana''': -->'''Indiana:''' Meet me at Omar's. Be ready for me. I'm going after that truck.\\
'''Sallah''': '''Sallah:''' How?\\
'''Indiana''': '''Indiana:''' I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!
* IslandBase: The An island in the Aegean Sea is the site of a secret Nazi U-Boat base.



** Indy flies out of San Francisco on a Short Solent 3, first flown in 1946, which makes stopovers at Honolulu (Hawaii), Wake Island, Manila (Philippines) and finally arriving at Nepal (possibly Kathmandu). All of these non-stop flight stretches (ranging from 2,300-3,000 miles) are way too long for the Short Solent's maximum range of approximately 1800 miles (the Solent was representing the Martin M-130 ''China Clipper'', which crashed in 1945. Its range was 3,200 miles, for reference). And unless Indy caught a connecting flight in Manila, he couldn't have taken the Solent 3 to Kathmandu; the Solent, like the M-130, was a flying boat -- it has no landing gear so it can't land on a conventional runway.
** Indy and Marion travel from Nepal to Egypt on a Douglas DC-3. The DC-3 first flew on December 17, 1935, and the first ones were delivered in 1936. Most of the 300-400 DC-3s in service were flying for American, Eastern, United, and TWA airlines in 1936, and it would have been highly unlikely to find one flying between Nepal to Egypt then. It also makes stopovers at Karachi (Pakistan - part of India in 1936), Baghdad (Iraq) and finally arriving in Cairo. With the exception of the Baghdad-Cairo stretch (about 800 miles), all of these flight stretches (which range from 1,200-1,500 miles) are way too long for the DC-3's maximum range of approximately 1,000 miles.

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** Indy flies out of San Francisco on a Short Solent 3, first flown in 1946, which makes stopovers at Honolulu (Hawaii), Wake Island, Manila (Philippines) and finally arriving at Nepal (possibly Kathmandu). All of these non-stop flight stretches (ranging from 2,300-3,000 miles) are way too long for the Short Solent's maximum range of approximately 1800 miles (the Solent was representing the Martin M-130 ''China Clipper'', which crashed in 1945. Its range was 3,200 miles, for reference). And unless Indy caught a connecting flight in Manila, he couldn't have taken the Solent 3 to Kathmandu; the Solent, like the M-130, was a flying boat -- it boat--it has no landing gear so it can't land on a conventional runway.
** Indy and Marion travel from Nepal to Egypt on a Douglas DC-3. The DC-3 first flew on December 17, 1935, and the first ones were delivered in 1936. Most of the 300-400 300400 DC-3s in service were flying for American, Eastern, United, and TWA airlines in 1936, and it would have been highly unlikely to find one flying between Nepal to Egypt then. It also makes stopovers at Karachi (Pakistan - part (Pakistan--part of India in 1936), Baghdad (Iraq) and finally arriving in Cairo. With the exception of the Baghdad-Cairo stretch (about 800 miles), all of these flight stretches (which range from 1,200-1,500 1,200 to 1,500 miles) are way too long for the DC-3's maximum range of approximately 1,000 miles.



** Indy sees Marion getting carried off in a straw basket, and chases her into the square -- which is crammed with people carrying identical baskets. He just goes for knocking them all open until he hears her shouting elsewhere.

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** Indy sees Marion getting carried off in a straw basket, and chases her into the square -- which square--which is crammed with people carrying identical baskets. He just goes for knocking them all open until he hears her shouting elsewhere.



* NotSoDifferent: Belloq tries to make Indy think this.
-->'''Belloq:''' Where else shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?\\

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
**
Belloq tries to make Indy think this.
-->'''Belloq:''' --->'''Belloq:''' Where else shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?\\



** Subverted, however, in that Belloq's probably correct -- witness Indy's unholy glee at unearthing the ark himself, despite the danger that everyone's in and his questionable motives for not blowing it up when he encounters the Nazis with it (Was it fear for Marion's safety? Fear that [[HolyIsNotSafe God wouldn't take kindly to His Ark being assaulted]]? Greed? Not wanting to destroy a valuable archaeological find? Take your pick)

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** Subverted, however, in that Belloq's probably correct -- witness correct--witness Indy's unholy glee at unearthing the ark himself, despite the danger that everyone's in, how he leaves Marion in captivity because rescuing her would interfere with finding it, and his questionable motives for not blowing it up when he encounters the Nazis with it it. (Was it fear for Marion's safety? Fear that [[HolyIsNotSafe God wouldn't take kindly to His Ark being assaulted]]? Greed? Not wanting to destroy a valuable archaeological find? Take your pick)pick.)



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Top. Men." It's used to make it clear that ''who'' the top men are won't be revealed.
** 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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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Top. Men." It's used to make it clear that ''who'' the top men are won't be revealed.
** BlatantLies: There are no "top men" studying the Ark;
revealed--because, of course, [[BlatantLies there aren't any]]; as the end credits roll, we can clearly see that it the ark has been boxed up and stored in a huge warehouse.



** At the scene where Indy and Sallah get the ark, you can see [[Film/StarWars C-3PO and R2-D2]] carved on a column behind Indy if you look hard enough.

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** At the scene where Indy and Sallah get the ark, you can see [[Film/StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars C-3PO and R2-D2]] carved on a column behind Indy if you look hard enough.



* StabTheSalad: Toht and the coat hanger. He brings out what looks like a flail of some kind -- several lengths of wood or metal joined by short pieces of chain -- and allows the tension to build up before folding it into a coathook for the Nazi general to hang his jacket on.

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* StabTheSalad: Toht and the coat hanger. He brings out what looks like a flail of some kind -- several kind--several lengths of wood or metal joined by short pieces of chain -- and chain--and allows the tension to build up before folding it into a coathook for the Nazi general to hang his jacket on.



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