History YMMV / RaidersOfTheLostArk

8th Oct '17 5:58:23 PM MagBas
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* CommonKnowledge: Creator/GeorgeLucas has been known to use the phrase "pointer scene" on DVDCommentary when comparing an {{Infodump}} in another film to the scene where Jones explains the history of the Ark to the government men. The closest thing to a pointer in the scene is Jones drawing on a blackboard with chalk, but so many parodies of the film include presentation pointers that fans tend to remember seeing one in the original film.
29th Sep '17 3:04:32 PM N8han11
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* While some say Indy was inconsequential to the plot (even on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''), without him, Marion (and the Headpiece) would have remained in Nepal, and the Nazis would have never found the Ark at Tanis.
** Additionally, Indy is the only reason why [[spoiler:the Ark was successfully brought to the United States.]] Even if Belloq and Dietrich had still [[spoiler:opened it on the island and gotten killed]] without his interference, without Indy the Ark would've eventually been brought to Hitler by the next group of Nazis to come to the submarine base.
** Indy also ends up bringing about his own survival when he decides, [[spoiler:out of respect for the Ark, not to blow it up.]] Had he chosen to do so, neither he or Marion would've returned home alive, all the bad guys would've lived, and he would've failed in his mission of getting the Ark to the United States.

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* While some say Indy was inconsequential to the plot (even on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''), without him, Marion (and the Headpiece) would have remained in Nepal, and the Nazis would have never found the Ark at Tanis.
** Additionally, Indy is the only reason why [[spoiler:the Ark was successfully brought to the United States.]] Even if Belloq and Dietrich had still [[spoiler:opened it on the island and gotten killed]] without his interference, without Indy the Ark would've eventually been brought to Hitler by the next group of Nazis to come to the submarine base.
** Indy also ends up bringing about his own survival when he decides, [[spoiler:out of respect for the Ark, not to blow it up.]] Had he chosen to do so, neither he or Marion would've returned home alive, all the bad guys would've lived, and he would've failed in his mission of getting the Ark to the United States.
8th Aug '17 3:09:39 PM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/StevenSpielberg losing Best Director to actor Creator/WarrenBeatty (for ''Film/{{Reds}}'') is an arguable case. Those who support Spielberg note that, while Beatty is a respectable director with a decent career, Spielberg was at the height of his powers directing incredibly well-made action movies. However, this is refuted by some who find ''Reds'' to be a directorial achievement above all else (not to mention a labor of love that took Beatty years to get off the ground), and many cite his win (the only Oscar he ever earned in his long career) as one that was justified both in context and by merit. It would get worse when Spielberg lost the following year over ''ET'' (after which is when he started making serious Drama movies).

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** Creator/StevenSpielberg losing Best Director to actor Creator/WarrenBeatty (for ''Film/{{Reds}}'') is an arguable case. Those who support Spielberg note that, while Beatty is a respectable director with a decent career, Spielberg was at the height of his powers directing incredibly well-made action movies. However, this is refuted by some who find ''Reds'' to be a directorial achievement above all else (not to mention a labor of love that took Beatty years to get off the ground), and many cite his win (the only Oscar he ever earned in his long career) as one that was justified both in context and by merit. It would get worse when Spielberg lost the following year over ''ET'' ''Film/{{ET}}'' (after which is when he started making serious Drama movies).
8th Aug '17 3:08:57 PM ClintEastwood
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** A pretty minor one, considering it lost to a good movie like ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', and was up against a major epic like ''Reds'' and well-received dramas ''Film/OnGoldenPond'' and ''Film/AtlanticCity''. But of those films, ''Raiders'' had made a more lasting impact (on summer blockbusters, adventure films as a respectable money-making genre, Creator/HarrisonFord's bankability outside of Franchise/StarWars, etc.)
** Spielberg losing Best Director to actor Warren Beatty (for ''Reds'') is an arguable case. Those who support Spielberg note that, while Beatty is a respectable director with a decent career, Spielberg was at the height of his powers directing incredibly well-made action movies. However, this is refuted by some who find ''Reds'' to be a directorial achievement above all else (not to mention a labor of love that took Beatty years to get off the ground), and many cite his win (the only Oscar he ever earned in his long career) as one that was justified both in context and by merit. It would get worse when Spielberg lost the following year over ''ET'' (after which is when he started making serious Drama movies).
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Arguably the finest work of John Williams' career, which is filled with SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.

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** A pretty minor one, considering it lost to a good movie like ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', and was up against a major epic like ''Reds'' and well-received dramas ''Film/OnGoldenPond'' and ''Film/AtlanticCity''. But of those films, ''Raiders'' had made a more lasting impact (on summer blockbusters, adventure films as a respectable money-making genre, Creator/HarrisonFord's bankability outside of Franchise/StarWars, ''Franchise/StarWars'', etc.)
** Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg losing Best Director to actor Warren Beatty Creator/WarrenBeatty (for ''Reds'') ''Film/{{Reds}}'') is an arguable case. Those who support Spielberg note that, while Beatty is a respectable director with a decent career, Spielberg was at the height of his powers directing incredibly well-made action movies. However, this is refuted by some who find ''Reds'' to be a directorial achievement above all else (not to mention a labor of love that took Beatty years to get off the ground), and many cite his win (the only Oscar he ever earned in his long career) as one that was justified both in context and by merit. It would get worse when Spielberg lost the following year over ''ET'' (after which is when he started making serious Drama movies).
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Arguably the finest work of John Williams' Music/JohnWilliams' career, which is filled with SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.



** While the opening of the ark is a pretty terrifying scene, however Dietrich's expression when the ghosts attack is pretty [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4ifrG5gzkAI/maxresdefault.jpg over the top.]]

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** While the opening of the ark Ark is a pretty terrifying scene, however Dietrich's expression when the ghosts attack is pretty [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4ifrG5gzkAI/maxresdefault.jpg over the top.]]
17th Jul '17 12:51:34 PM themisterfree
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** [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie Ivan Ooze]] is Indy's arch-rival, Rene Belloq.

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** [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie Ivan Ooze]] / [[Film/HotFuzz Reverend Shooter]] is Indy's arch-rival, Rene Belloq.
15th Jul '17 12:18:58 PM Premonition45
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** The transparent partition that separates Harrison Ford from the cobra ''used'' to be this but, hallelujah, Uncle George finally found a constructive use for his [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion digital editing powers]].

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** The transparent partition that separates Harrison Ford from the cobra ''used'' to be this but, hallelujah, Uncle George finally found a constructive use for his [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion digital editing powers]].
28th May '17 10:10:29 PM SithPanda16
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** The airplane brawl followed by the truck chase scene.

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** The airplane brawl followed by the truck chase scene.chase.
28th May '17 10:10:12 PM SithPanda16
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** The airplane brawl followed by the truck chase scene.
27th May '17 2:03:09 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Paul Freeman's character, Belloq, ends the movie being killed by and his remains sucked into an ArtifactOfDoom. [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie Fourteen years later]], he'd emerge from a different ArtifactOfDoom as Ivan Ooze.
16th May '17 2:35:31 PM Retloclive
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** "Indy was irrelevant to the story." A common criticism towards the movie is that everything would have played out the way it did even if Indy never got involved in trying to claim the Ark.
** Did Belloq just [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvQWnVAPl1U eat a fly]]?
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