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**It's also convenient that the assassin used strangulation as his method. He caught Indy completely by surprise. A simple stab with a knife would've done the trick. There's a lot of potential for failure in trying to strangle a big muscular man.


** About the first question; where same can be ask about The Last Crusade, he clearly change love interest from one movie to another and he probably can just go around with an orphan boy everywhere he goes (I'm pretty sure he at least had to sign some papers) and for the second question ScullySyndrome.

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** Willie and Indy just kissed at the end because they had that special experience together. It seems unlikely they're compatible in a longer term relationship. She's very squeamish about adventuring
** About the first question; where same can be ask about The Last Crusade, he clearly change changes love interest from one movie to another and he probably can can't just go around with an orphan boy everywhere he goes (I'm pretty sure he at least had to sign some papers) and for the second question ScullySyndrome.



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** Well, the real reason is because if Mola Ram ripped her heart out, there'd be no last-minute rescuing her, unless Indy gets the heart back from Mola Ram then takes a crash course in PsychicSurgery to put it back ([[NippleAndDimed also probably because it would be a lot trickier to show a female getting her heart pulled out of her chest than a male]]). As for an in-universe reason. . . they hadn't done up the last shackle on their cute little sacrificial rig yet, and Willie did have her hand over her chest, though I find it hard to believe that would be an insurmountable obstacle. It was probably a sort of [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten ultimate test]] for Indy. . . if he not only goes along with the sacrifice, but actively participates, then they know they've got him. And making him most directly responsible for Willie's death by doing the last locks holding her in the rig accomplishes that.

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** Villains in a Steven Spielberg movie, apparently.


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* Wow, nice dance number there, but if it took place in a massive auditorium behind the club's stage, and there was no way to televise it back in 1935, who in the club was even able to ''watch'' the performance?
** It might be Willie's ImagineSpot. This is actually suggested in James Kahn's novelization.
** Or just a joke (at the fourth wall's expense) about how they used to shoot extra material (or use recycled material from earlier films) and splice it into movies to make them longer. The obvious break and different quality in video would play into that sort of meta-humor. Remember that these films are send-ups of old pulp serials.
** Or a more mundane explanation, there's a movie screen in there and they basically cut to a much bigger pre-filmed dance number that was being projected on the screen.
*** In colour in 1935?
*** Kinemacolor was invented in 1908 and Technicolor was invented in 1916. So yeah, maybe.
*** That Willie interacts with?
* Lao-Che, Lao-Che... after you brilliantly got Indy to drink poison, why tell him? If you'd just kept him talking for a few minutes you could have simply taken the diamond off his corpse.
** He would have, but he caught the VillainBall offscreen and decided that simply letting the poison do its thing wouldn't be diabolical enough.
** Also, Indy embarrassed the family by injuring and nearly killing Kao Kan the previous night, which probably left them furious. Lao doesn't just want keep the diamond, he wants to pay back Indy by beating him, making sure he knows he beat him, and gloating about it to his face. Doesn't end well for him, of course.
* As annoying as Willie's constant shrieking can get, remember that she's just an average woman who until recently was living a very pampered life caught up in what at many times is an utterly ''terrifying'' situation, and suddenly her reactions are a lot more understandable.

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* Speaking of the mine cart chase, who builds their mine cart tracks like a roller coaster ride?

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** It doesn't. It's some kind of magical brainwashing drug.

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* What puzzles me is this Black Blood stuff. How does drinking a substance convert someone to a religion?

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*** He's also recently experienced what it's like to be on the wrong end of a ''fucking voodoo doll''. At this point, he was taking no chances.



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** Considering she complains about everything else, why doesn't Willie accuse Dr. Jones of kidnapping her? She isn't exactly the most situationally aware woman, especially at the beginning of the movie, and she WAS just pulled out of a car and basically dumped onto a plane by two people she doesn't know for reasons ''they'' probably aren't even sure of. How is she not more upset about this?

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** I think the shot was intended to reference the knife that the Thuggee attacking him with was dropped: it's a quick shot, but you can see it under the lantern.


* What exactly is the Thugee plan in sending an assassin to Indy's room? Were they going to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident to fool Colonel Blubmert? Why only one assassin, with no back up? And did no one check up to see if he had done the job? Indy and co. seem to have plenty of time to wander off exploring secret passages without being missed.

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* What exactly is the Thugee plan in sending an assassin to Indy's room? Were they going to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident to fool Colonel Blubmert? Why only one assassin, with no back up? And did no one check up to see if he had done the job? Indy and co. seem to have plenty of time to wander off exploring secret passages without being missed.missed.
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* How exactly do the Shankara Stones work? Do they need to be "activated" by a mortal before they can function? Indy tells Mola Ram that he's betrayed Shiva after claiming the Stones for himself, and then the Stones promptly burn his flesh. Why then and there? Why not previously? What with him being the leader of a brutal cult that's twisted the valid worship of a God into something monstrous, it kind of seems like Mola Ram betrayed Shiva ''way'' before that.

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* How exactly do the Shankara Stones work? Do they need to be "activated" by a mortal before they can function? Indy tells Mola Ram that he's betrayed Shiva after claiming the Stones for himself, and then the Stones promptly burn his flesh. Why then and there? Why not previously? What with him being the leader of a brutal cult that's twisted the valid worship of a God into something monstrous, it kind of seems like Mola Ram betrayed Shiva ''way'' before that.that.

* What exactly is the Thugee plan in sending an assassin to Indy's room? Were they going to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident to fool Colonel Blubmert? Why only one assassin, with no back up? And did no one check up to see if he had done the job? Indy and co. seem to have plenty of time to wander off exploring secret passages without being missed.


*** Indy ''has'' just come out of a prolonged period of drug-induced brainwashing at that point. He might be more susceptible to suggestion and inclined to believe the illusion at that point.




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** He's afraid of live snakes that can bite and poison and squeeze him to death, not obviously dead snakes that have been cooked.




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** Whenever British people appeared in the 1930s American pulp films that the ''Indiana Jones'' movies homage, they tended to talk in that exaggeratedly posh "Terry-Thomas" style. It's probably a homage to that.

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