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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Raiders of the Lost Ark is not only one of my personal favorite movies of all time, it’s one of the most universally loved films in the history of the medium. My grandparents love it, my parents love it, I love it, my little brother 10 years my junior loves it. Even all his retarded friends love it. Spielberg has made better movies, but there’s a magic to Raiders, a confluence of script, casting, time period, director, material and one of the biggest bolts of lightning ever captured in the history of bottled electricity. I’ve already featured Raiders in this series and I will do so again, believe you me, but I love the composition of this shot… and as such a Jaws fanatic I find any image of Spielberg on the water captivating. Plus this image is the first of a pairing that will continue tomorrow. The second image was such an obvious follow-up I moved this Raiders shot up on the list significantly so I could pair them together. Here’s the pic! Make sure to click for the much bigger version!

Thanks to Constant Reader “Betamax” for sending the image along! If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic also stems Raiders and, in many ways, is the reason this one exists as we know it. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Stark Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner

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  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    He looks like he just got a wipeout

    by hallmitchell

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Ah, The Deleted Periscope Ride

    by Acquanetta

    It's funny that all of the Indy films have some deleted scenes that would, if released today, drive people crazy. Message boards would be filled with complaints about the lack of explanation for Indy's survival on the sub, how Short Round knew fire would awaken Indy from the black sleep of Kali, etc.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Since the first time I saw this in the theater

    by schadenfreudian

    I wondered how he kept from drowing...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Hollywood!!! Hollywood!!!

    by ObiBen

    Another great Spielberg periscope scene ;)

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by CreationistTechnophobicManiacs

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    that is no periscope.

    by Jack_North

    just sayin.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Indy was one tough dude

    by RPLocke

    Not even a Submarine could kill him.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by Wyndam Earle

    how did short round know that fire would wake him out of the black sleep of Kali?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Using the "retarded" word appropriate, Quint???

    by brocknroll

    This would have been a better post if that word "retarded" wasn't in there. AICN, fail.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    "Is that a periscope in your pocket

    by skimn

    or are you just happy to see me?"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by HansBubi

    I'm not easily offended, and I'm not even offended now, yet I still think it's a bad choice of words to use "retard," similar to how I think using "gay" to describe everything is a bad choice of words.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Lets see Khan, Blade Runner, Raiders...

    by skimn

    to keep the thread going, tomorrows pic.......Who Framed Roger Rabbit (why not? Ford was once attached to star).

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    My familly loves it = Its UNIVERSALLY loved

    by Seth Brundle

    gotta love that logic, lol

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Cue the Indy 4 bashers in 4 3 2

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Raiders isn't Speilbergs best, but it's his most fun

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Schindlers list is probabaly his best work, but in terms of sheer fun, Raiders is number 1, followed closely by jaws and close encounters

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the 8 Hour Long trip Holding a Periscope

    by ricarleite2

    "Don't. Fucking. SUBMERGE!"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I sure hope this talkback turns into a linguistics debate.

    by schadenfreudian

    Because when I think of Ain't it Cool news, I think of great minds debating the living semantics of the English language.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Raiders is by far my favorite Speilberg film...

    by Chewtoy

    Quite possibly my favorite film, period. Oh, and as far as periscope rides go, I'm glad they cut it... It's a bit over the top. Without seeing it and thinking about it, you can reasonably assume that the U-boat simply didn't submerge fully on the trip to the island (it was pre-War, after all... nobody was going to bomb it.)

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Retard. Retard. Retard.

    by Zardozap2005

    Don't like it? Too bad. Adults and kids still use it today. So deal with it. Sick of the PC whiners. They're so retarded.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Crew want to learn punch?

    by thelordofhell

    First crew learn how to DEEP DIVE!! AHHHAAHAHAHA!! Crew really wet behind ear.....AHHAHAHAHAAAAA!!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Actually ToD is more fun than Raiders

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    Raiders is the better film of course, but if you're talking purely about a "fun ride" Temple pips Raiders.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Another chance to pimp my Indy video!

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    I still love this one, though my Buckaroo and Flash Gordon ones are leading the pack these days..<p>

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    "you can reasonably assume that the U-boat simply didn't submerge fully on the trip to the island" <p> Yes, U-boats will travel on the surface wherever possible, i.e. when it is not important to be hidden.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I always assumed...

    by Somerichs

    that he opened the outer hatch on the sub (wasn't there one of those twisty things to open it on the outside?), which then opened into a small antechamber before leading to another door that was locked from the inside and which led to the rest of the ship. What the hell did I know, I was 10 years old.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I always wondered how he got to that island

    by RPLocke

    Kind of a plot hole.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Indy and Struzan

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    AICN is seriously hitting my G spots this week..

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Go Elsewhere, O Sensitively

    by Guy Gaduois

    Nippled Easily Offended Twats. You are all super gay retarded spackers. You'll be burning copies of 'Blazing Saddles' if we don't stop you. We're afraid of words, Roxanne.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Best. Movie. Ever.

    by th3480

    Yeah, I said it.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    The Ocean

    by NippleEffect

    sure is a big damn thing<p.and that damn movie made my friends laugh so hard<p> the one time I got shotgun<br> I ended up in the back seat all the sudden like<p> bad shark<p> bad

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    When I was a kid...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...I always thought Indy punched out a crewman and took his uniform. There's a shot as the submarine is getting underway of an actor in a Nazi uniform who looks a LOT like Harrison Ford, so I always assumed he opened the hatch before it submerged and disguised himself. Go watch the scene, and there's an actor who turns around who looks a lot like Ford.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    That my be my favorite episode of Robot Chicken

    by NippleEffect

    *I say we let him go*

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I live right smack dab in the middle of a continent

    by NippleEffect

    and that movie is the reason why

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    The thing with the lack of realism in the old Indy films

    by Flip63Hole

    is that the films are actually entertaining. I made one of my friends who insisted Crystal Skull was good sit down and watch it again (made him pay for the rental). He made me turn it off halfway and apologized to me for his ignorance...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Dive! Dive! Dive!

    by Cleric_John_Preston

    Nein, Herr kapitan! Es ist ein verrückter Amerikaner Indy auf unserem Periskop!!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I didn't know Indy 4 was so realistic. Hell, everyone here always talks about how UNrealistic it is.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by SirLoin

    I was literally counting the posts until someone commented on that word. PC police hooooooo!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Great photo. We never did get to see that bit.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Raiders is one of my favs!

    by Fletch Gannon

    High, highly watchable nearly 30 years later! Just so entertaining!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Flame retardant is a cruel phrase.

    by vic twenty

    To set those little waterheads on fire. That is just sick.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Top 5 unrealistic Indy moments

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    5. The mine cart flies off the tracks and lands perfectly on the tracks on the other side of the ravine (ToD)<P>4. Henry Jones shoos a flock of seagulls with his umbrella which destroys the other German fighter.<P>3. Indy avoiding getting drowned on the U boat.<P>2. Surviving the fall from the plane inside an inflatable lifeboat (ToD).<P> 1. Indy surviving a nuclear blast by locking himself in a fridge (KOTS).<P>I'm sure there are many others, but I'm drunk as you can probably tell.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by vic twenty

    Every time I see a flock of birds take off, I must say "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne!" <p> My wife just loves that.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Also, the attack of the Orange Monkeys is

    by vic twenty

    pretty unbelievable. How did they get out of Jumanji?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Bird strikes are only too real.

    by schadenfreudian

    scratch #4 from that list.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    simply great.

    by Mennen

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    One of the greatest films of all time.

    by Conaw

    In my top ten films ever. I can watch it anytime.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Type VII Uboat

    by gantoo

    The UBoat was a Type VII, and anyone who has played Silent Hunter V will tell you that there is no place to hide on a Type VII. It is so cramped and crowded you would have to go outside to change your mind. The conning tower would be constantly manned while on the surface, and while the boat was submerged, well, honestly, no place to hide. I am not sure how Indy got through that voyage.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Vic Twenty

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne" - so that's what he says! I've spent the last twenty years wandering what that last word was! What the heck does Charlemagne mean anyway?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by Dkev00

    Fuck you. Grow a pair.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_ At_AICN

    by gantoo

    I do believe that it would be possible for Indy to survive the nuclear detonation in the safe. Nuclear bomb tests found that tank crews in close proximity to ground zero did have a high survivability rate. That was the whole point about the development of the neutron bomb, which would have a nuclear blast that released a high amount of neutron radiation to kill tank crews (not the popular misconception that its purpose was to destroy life and leave property intact, it would of killed both). So it is feasible to survive a nuclear explosion in a safe. Just saying...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "Charlemagne" is French

    by schadenfreudian

    it means "open a fucking history book."

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Anyone who does not like Raiders is a "bitter fuck"

    by Anything But Tangerines

    as Lewis Black would say

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    The winnah, and still champeen of this talkback.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Touche Battle_Royale

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    I would if I could be bothered. And Gantoo that is interesting. You learn a new thing everyday! Cya folks. Have a nice weekend.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    I love the name of the boat.

    by Royston Lodge

    How friggin' appropriate.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The same boat was used in Das Boot

    by RPLocke

    In fact, that was a REAL Nazi base that was used in both Raiders and Das Boot.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Indy punching the crewman and hiding in the outer hatch


    Was from the Fate of Atlantis videogame.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Planty McPlant nailed it..

    by nolan bautista

    ..TOD is a slice of pure Indy starts off with a bang w/ no further character development (you know its Indy!) and never lets go..kind of like the beginnings of The Road Warrior and Lethal Weapon 2..its starts like gang-busters..

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    What a great movie!

    by The_Mad_Groper

    Love this one. It's like one of the few movies that just hit on every cylinder. Kind of like great albums that you love every song on... too bad they are so few and far between!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    My goddamned Struzan book better get here tomorrow

    by Star Hump

    or there'll be hell to pay.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    The greatest action/adventure film ever made.

    by darthsynn

    Nothing else comes close.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    add to the unrealistic list

    by fartsarefunny

    sloshing thru the petroleum polluted sewage water with at lit torch (using said water as fuel) with the sparks dripping into the water and not igniting killing them instantly. But I love all the movies because I have the ability to ignore these things and find some joy in life.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    How do Indy and Marion get off the Nazi base at the end of Raiders? Was everyone at the base killed? Did they sneak back and steal the sub? What happened!!!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Jeez, RPL, you need everything spelled out?

    by TedKordLives

    Indy obviously used his whip to swing them off the island. Anyone could see that...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    What Connery actually says

    by m00kiedood

    In the seagull scene is "I suddenly remembered my Sarlamagne."

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    If you're connected to the Internet...

    by Lone Fox

    why the FUCK would you not use google rather than broadcasting your lack of knowledge? Look it the fuck up.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I figured Sallah drove in with his brothers car and picked them up.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Indy and Marion had friggin' GOD on their side!

    by Royston Lodge

    How did they get off the island?<p> Any friggin' way they wanted to!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Spielberg made a better movies than Raiders?

    by Tall_Boy66

    That's news to me. Raiders of the Lost Ark = 6 stars out of 5. Yes, it's that good.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Nice, RPL.

    by TedKordLives

    You *almost* got a spit take outta me on that one. Cheers!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Indy and Marion escaping the island was a whole movie

    by Tall_Boy66

    Of wacky adventures and sidekicks and something mystical and supernatural happening in the last 10 minutes or so. We just didn't get a chance to see it. You get a sense of history in all the Indy movies that tons of shit has been going on that we haven't been privy too. Like Indy's buddy at the start of Temple of Doom. "I go first, Indy..." I mean, who the fuck was that guy?! But their antics must have been awesome.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Tall Boy...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that dude was Short Round's cousin, Tall Order (see, he was a waiter....nevermind).

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "Spielberg has made better movies"

    by Sailor Rip

    I was about to say, "Like what motherfucker!", then I remembered JAWS. <p> As you were Quint.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Guy Gaduois

    by Sailor Rip

    I have to congratulate you on being the first person in Ain't It Cool history to quote Roxanne. The movie defines underrated. <p> "Keep that guy away from my cocaine!"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    #1 overlooked unrealistic Indy moment

    by ObiBen

    Getting out of the Wells of the Souls by pushing out a 3 tons brick. Hearing Indy grunting a few times from behind the wall like he's simply opening a jar of pickles is Spielberg winking at us. Great movie.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    People finding the "seagulls" scene in Last Crusade unrealistic.

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...should remember that plane crash into the Hudson River in Boston last year (with, miraculously, no deaths). Caused by ONE BIRD getting sucked into the engine.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    What Connery said during seagull scene

    by gooseud

    "I'll take Anal Bum Cover for 200".

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah it's pretty obvious Indy used his whip and...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...swung from bricks in the sky back to the mainland. If he would thought about what he was swinging from he could have hit one of the floating bricks with his head and ended up with the ability to shoot fireballs from his hands.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by Sailor Rip

    True. Birds are a danger to both jet and prop planes.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    You fool! I said a rich doctor!

    by Rip_Haight

    Raiders would have been better with 100% more Dennis Dun.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    The sub never subbed

    by Crobran

    Coincidentally, I just watched this two days ago and was wondering about the same thing, but I realized that as the sub is coming to the island, you see a shot of it still fairly far out from the island, and it's above water. I think they're trying to show you that it never dived (dove?). Now I'll have to go back and watch that scene to see if you can see Indy on it.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I wonder if Wu Han was Short Rounds cousin?

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I hate this column for some reason.

    by losder

    I never know what the fuck it's going to be based on the coy headline, then I just want to look at what I'm hoping is a picture that tells the story. Your writing is always good but something about this shit just pisses right in my cheerios.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Just for the fun of it, since we are pointing out flaws

    by vin_diggler

    in raiders. Where did the giant bolder go when he exited the cave? Since when do Tarantula's build large hanging webs, how did busting through a wall underground in the well of souls lead to a wall above ground at the dig sight?, how did they know to bring wooden poles to lift the grail out of its case? how did they train a monkey to be an evil double agent? how does closing your eyes defeat the wrath of God? And why is it deadly to look at the original ten comandments? For the record, I am not bashing this movie. I just like to point out that all the Indy films are unrealistic and bashing Indy 4 is just pointless.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I said Grail but I meant Arc.

    by vin_diggler

    so sorry, was thinking about Last Crusade

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10 p.m. CST


    by TheLastCleric

    Agreed about the nitpicking on Indy 4 because the previous films are just as illogical. The only thing I wanted to comment on was that I don’t think closing their eyes saved them as much as they were averting their gaze and showing piety and respect to God, similar to notion of what happens to Lott’s wife when she looks back and turns to salt. They were spared because they were righteous and showed the proper respect, as evidenced by their bonds being burned away.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Also, RE Shortround

    by TheLastCleric

    I read that deleted scene in either the novel or the comic but basically what happened is that Short Round sees a guard get burned and come to, awakening from of the black sleep. Shorty witnesses this as the guard is dragged away by the other thugee and it plants the notion in his head.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Jaws and ET and Close Encounters were so much better

    by Rupee88

    as was some others I'm sure. It was a pretty good entertaining film...I said that when it came out at about age 16 and I say that is far fomr great and is not "universally loved". Maybe the Godfather and Scarface are, but can't think of many others.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    A true classic.

    by Laserbrain

    Tops in imaginatively staged action, clever story and rich-yet-economical secondary characterization. All of the sequels fell short in one or more of these areas but Raiders got the balance right in every possible way. Three great creative minds at the top of their game all coming together at just the right time; generous with their talents, unjaded and eager to entertain. Good times.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    LOL how ludicrous

    by gooseud

    SCarface?? This has to be a troll job, right? Are you RPLocke's secret identity? Have you ever tried to WATCH Scarface recently? It is amongst the most hammy, overacted, dated pieces of Velveeta ever filmed. Maybe amongst the circles you travel in (hmmmm idolizing Scarface and the Godfather, interesting), Scarface is beloved and Raiders is shunned, but trust me, Raiders is much much much closer to "universally loved" then Scarface ever could be. And yes, closer then Godfather as well, women generally hate the Godfather from my experience.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Comparing unrealism between Raiders and Crystal Skull

    by gooseud

    is pointless. Why? Because, while both have moments of illogic, there isnt really a comparison, because Raiders is awesome and Skull sucked. Thats just how it is. Like the Supreme Court definition of porn: I cant explain it, but I know it when I see it.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Was Shia Labuff conceived during the boat ride?

    by DarthBlart

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Hammy Velveeta

    by ObiBen

    Is well spread throughout DePalma's oeuvre, no?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by gooseud

    Indeed, but that flick is a Spam sandwich with extra Velveeta on Wonder Bread. Just the unintentional comedy of seeing F. Murray Abraham trying to play a latin gangster is awesome, just typing that sentence, actually, is awesome.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Fair enough gooseud

    by vin_diggler

    but to be honest, by your own comment, even you don't know why you hate Crystal Skull. For me, I will take any Indy adventure that they send my way, and it's awesome that Harrison Ford can still take on the part; no matter how much he has aged.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Perfect movie. Perfect

    by bah

    There's not a single frame of this movie I would see changed. In fact, I'm furious that they removed the cobra's reflection in the DVD release.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Ruppee88: from a few days ago

    by Laserbrain

    "ESB is kind of sucky. I said it in 1980 at age 13 and nothing has changed that. I hope you were all 8 y/os when you saw it or you have no excuse."<p>So you were 13 in 1980 and 16 when Raiders came out in 1981? Mind explaining the math? <p>Troll all you want, sonny, there's no quashing the Raiders love in this talkback so you might as well get another hobby.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Gooseud - Haven't seen it for a long while

    by ObiBen

    but now I'll have to rewatch it after reading your promises of awesome awesomeness!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    To me, Crystal Skull...

    by ObiBen

    ...plays like an episode of Stargate with special guest star Harrison Ford.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    20 Reasons Raiders is the Greatest Film Pt. 1

    by Lerkst

    1. It's Raiders. 2. Contains the greatest scene in movie history; Indy shooting the swordsman and walking away. 3. Indiana Jones is the lead character. This explains alot. 4. It's Raiders. 5. The bad guys WIN. Think about it. 6. Best romantic line ever; "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage" 7. Best leading lady character ever. Marion Ravenwood. Come on guys, she outdrank a SHERPA. 8. It's Raiders. 9. It's the most consistent, non-stop action film ever made. THERE FORE, it beats Die Hard. 10. It's a very Christian film. This is more for parents and history buffs

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    20 Reasons Raiders is the Greatest Film Pt. 2

    by Lerkst

    11. Indy is fallible, and a jerk. 12. Best sidekick ever: Sallah. "Asps, very dangerous...YOU GO FOORST!" 13. It's Raiders. 14. The villain, Belloq is French, and he's NOT a jerk! 15. The best score ever recorded, and YES, it's better than Star Wars and Superman. 16. Spielberg's finest moment, he'll never top it. 17. There is NO CGI whatsoever. 18. It's timeless. Could be made today, and still work. 19. The finest script ever penned. 20. The most important fact of all....IT'S RAIDERS

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    It was a friggin' DIESEL submarine, of an early U2 vintage...

    by tritium

    It amazes me how ignorant people can be about history and corresponding development of technology.<p>First of all, these early subs did not feature the modern "tear-drop" shaped hull. It was MUCH faster cruising on top of the water then submerged.<p>Furthermore, these early could not run their diesel engines when submerged (no oxygen), and if submerged had to rely on battery power for propulsion...with battery charge/power counted in hours. So they could only run submerged for a relatively short time, before lack power (and lack of breathable oxygen) forced them to surface.<p>As a consequence of these limitations in submarine technology, at the time, submarines would run above water for normal cruise, and only submerge if: a) a threat was spotted. b) to actively engage (attack) a target during the daylight. c) for routine practice for the crew of operating the boat under submerged conditions.<p>Since this was pre-War (prior to 1939), the Nazi sub had no reason to run submerged, unless it was for training exercise. Assuming it's mission was to get to point A to point B in the fastest, most expeditious time-frame, then it would run on the surface for the entirety of the mission.<p>Now, depending on the weather, heat, and lack of drinking water (and the time duration of the trip), it is another thing altogether if Indiana Jones could survive the entire journey while riding on the top of the submarine.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Further to my previous post, the German "Snorkel"

    by tritium

    mechanism (which allowed for operating just below the surface...with the "snorkel" sucking in air from above the water) did not appear on the scene until 1943. And, did not appear in sufficient numbers to make any impact in the course of the North Atlantic campaign.<p>As further clarification of my above post...the modern "tear-drop" hydrodynamic shaping of a submarine's hull was pioneered by the USS Albacore. The first combination of the advanced tear-drop shaped hull with nuclear powered propulsion was on the US Skipjack class attack subs in the mid 1950's.<p>The key advantage of the hydrodynamic tear drop hull shape was that the sub could operate at greater speed submerged versus on the surface. Combining this with nuclear propulsion, the sub could stay submerged for months at a time. Oxygen was produced by electrolysis of the sea-water.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Raiders of the lost Ark started the Lucas trend

    by RPLocke

    of killing off cool villains in the same movie - see also, TOD, Crusade, Phantom Menace.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    vin diggler - flaws in raiders

    by GeneralKael

    As Indy was an archeologist and so was Salah, and considering what the Ark was, they would probably know the Biblical description - and that it was carried on poles, so that's why they brought poles with them. One cool thing is that in the Bible there is someone who touches the Ark and is struck down - notice in the movie that at no point do Salah or Indy touch the Ark directly in any way(they slide poles into it instead and lift the poles) and even Belloq doesn't touch it directly - even if Indy thinks it's mumbo jumbo he's very careful just in case...I thought the idea in the movie was that the Nazi's only thought of the Ark as a weapon to take over the world, and that anyone could use it as a weapon. It wasn't looking at the Ark or examining it that toasted the Nazis - it was the fact that they were thumbing their nose at God and trying to use it as a weapon. Indy and Marion survived because as LastCleric said they showed respect and also probably because they weren't Nazi's trying to take over the world. The one thing that bothers me a bit is that in the Bible I think there is one case of another nation capturing the Ark. They eventually give it back because it causes them nothing but trouble(I can't quite remember the details). You think that Belloq would have known about this detail, but maybe he figured dressing as a Hebrew High Priest would get around this, cause, you know, God might not notice that... although I guess his obsession with accessing it was probably overriding his common sense - he needed the resources of the Nazis to get the Ark and was willing to do whatever it took to get to it. He was arrogant enough to think he would be able to figure out what to do with it. Indy on the other hand, realized that at a certain point the Ark was not something to screw with. One of my favourite moments in the movie is when the Nazi symbol is burned off of the crate the Ark is in. That it will not tolerate the swastika and what it represents. My question - why don't the Germans notice this? Or do they just ignore it? Wouldn't that creep them out and think "uh, maybe we should be careful with this thing?"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Just one small problem tritium...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... with your painstaking explanation about "diesel subs running on the surface". You are of course correct when you state that they only submerged to evade, attack during daylight, or for training purposes. BUT, as has already been pointed out in this very TB, the conning tower would most certainly have been constantly manned whilst running on the surface. Face it, it's a plot hole.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    hi Skyway Moaters...I don't disagree.

    by tritium

    You are absolutely correct. At least a rotating watch would have occured, and someone would have spotted Indy. <p>However, even assuming this never happened (and as I mentioned in my last few sentences) would be very doubtful indeed if Indy could have survived a prolonged surface journey without fresh water, or protection from the elements.<p>So, yes, plot hole is absolutely there...but for different reasons then had previously mentioned.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Not to be a prick tritium...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... nothing against you personally y'understand. The web is positively RIFE with it. Seems everyone is doing it. But it drives me crazy. My most "pet of peeves" so-to-speak: Do you understand the difference between "than" and "then"? And don't tell me it's a typo. You've done it in multiple posts. No big deal; just a peeve as I've said...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Center-of-universe complex Quint?

    by onezeroone

    I don't dispute the fact that it could be universally loved as am yet to come across even one person who didn't love RotLA, but calling it universally loved just because folks around you do so? You're not center of universe, just sayin.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    And your point hardly needs making onzeroone...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... sort of one of those "goes without saying" kind of things you know?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Scarface better than Raiders?

    by dukeroberts

    You are out of your mind. Scarface is cheese. I don't even think it is good cheese. I think it's a pretty bad movie. People love it only because of the caricature that Al Pacino made of Tony Montana. Oh, and fans of rap love his big pimpin' style. Raiders is better in every way, except that Michelle Pfeiffer is gorgeous and Karen Allen was an icky tomboy.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Scarface? That overrated shit fest?

    by RPLocke

    Raiders, Jaws, and ET are Spielberg's best.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    I remember reading the comics adaptation

    by Snappy Cumback

    Marvel Comics put out a movie adaption, and in it Indy used his whip to secure himself to the periscope. I remember him saying that the whip was cutting into his skin. I always wondered why that scene was in the comic and not in the movie? I guess Marvel got an early script, adapted what they read and were not notified of late changes in the movie editing process.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Scarface's Michelle Pfeiffer > Raider's Karen Allen

    by TheKiller7

    Pfeiffer was at her prime in that flick. Nuff said.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    All of the unrealistic moments are part of

    by Dennis_Moore

    his character. I always assumed that Indy had innate, unfailing luck, that wraps around others near him like a circle of protection. So in those moments, others would have perished.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Of course the best and most odd Indy moments

    by RPLocke

    is when he acquires his whip, hat and jacket all in the course of a morning.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Wasn't there a comic adaptation where Indy

    by SithMenace

    lashed himself to the submarine with his whip? It never made sense to me either, but regardless I do remember something like that.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Also, yes Raiders is illogical sometimes, but...

    by SithMenace

    It was a damn good movie so people forgive the minor lapses. Crystal Skull was a disjointed clusterfuck, and when that happens the illogical bits just start to compound. Not to mention Raiders never had anything that was so completely ridiculous it just pulled you out of the movie, like Shia monkey swinging to a backwards Indy theme or Marion laughing like a mental patient while holding a boat steering wheel. There was a gritty realism to Raiders that grounded the illogical and supernatural bits, whereas the second half of Crystal Skull just felt like a Saturday morning cartoon.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    vin_diggler, the boulder

    by SithMenace

    When you watch the scene you can see that the boulder gets stuck in the entrance after Indy dives out. What I never understood is how passing through sunlight activates a trap, or the ancient mechanics required to cause an entire stone chamber to self destruct.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    There's a deleted periscope riding scene?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Then why doesn't that fucking Spielberg put that on the fucking DVD? He didn't even put the deleted Indy vs. Swordman scene on the DVD, I had to find that on Youtube....fucking Spielberg...sporting the pedophile look since '77....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    What deleted Indy vs. Swordsman scene?

    by SithMenace

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    The End FREAKED ME THE FUCK OUT When I Was A Kid

    by LaserPants

    I did not expect face melter demons! I loved it, but it scared the shit outta me.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Shia wasn't conceived on the boat

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Indy fell asleep before he could fuck Marion.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Lol, face melter demons

    by SithMenace

    The worst kind.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    I thought a really cool thing was when I bought

    by SithMenace

    the dvd trilogy years ago at Best Buy they included a bonus disc with the original HBO Behind The Scenes episode of Raiders from 1981. I still have it and watch it yearly at least. I remember watching that repeatedly as a kid because Raiders wasn't on HBO and we didn't have a vcr yet, so I would consume anything I could that was Indy related.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Sith Menace, you know the scene where.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...the swordsman comes out and does some swordplay, and then Indy just shoots him. Everyone knows how they were planning to do an elaborate scene where Indy fights that guy with his whip, but they improved this instead because Ford had the runs. Well, they actually worked on their original idea for that scene....and here it is: <p>

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Lucas and Spielberg seriously do look like....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...a couple of pedos. That's why most promo shots for Indy include pictures of Ford hanging with the two of them to help them look normal....because when it's just Spielberg and Lucas hanging out, it looks like a NAMBLA convention....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Shooter and Chaykin...

    by HulkSmashNow

    Well, hearing the latest IndyCast, neither Marvel "talent" Jim Shooter or Howard Chaykin cared much for "Raiders." I always knew these guys were tools, but to hear them actually act like tools is really something to behold.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    The death of the swordsman

    by KilliK

    it always bugged me why the crowd started celebrating when indy killed him. <p>did they owe him money and now they didnt have to pay him back? did he fuck theirs sisters and daughters without marrying them first? was he a bully who kept harassing them with his big sword? what the fuck was the idea behind the celebration?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I'm going on record as saying the first half of Indy 4

    by rbatty024

    wasn't that bad. Sure, the gophers were unnecessary and the nuking of the fridge was awfully campy (although, it's arguably no more campy than some parts of the second two films), but there was some well choreographed action. The opening scene, when the Russians in disguised wasted the guards, was pretty damn cool. Also, some of the stunts on the bike was some great, classic stunt work. In the theaters people were cheering at the moment that Indy passed from the car to the motorcycle, probably because they hadn't seen an actual person in an action scene in about a decade. <p> For me, it's only the second half of Indy 4 that completely falls apart. For a while I thought Spielberg had actually accomplished what he set out to do.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    the second half falls apart because

    by KilliK

    its then that Lucas calls SS in his set and tells him: <p>-Hey buddy how is the shooting going? <p>-Fine,we just finished the scene with the chase in the university campus and we are doing prep work for the remaining other half of the film. <p>-Very nice.thats why i wanted to talk to you.The eggheads in LucasArts just finished the new rendering engine and i would like to test drive in your movie. <p>-what do you mean? <p>-Oh nothing excessive.i want you to insert some more CGI scenes in the rest of the film,a few here,a few there. <p>-But we have already used enough CGI scenes in the movie.the nuke with the flying fridge.. <p>-haha.yeah,that was cool,that was my idea.everybody is gonna love that scene and will become iconic. <p>-..the cgi gopher.i mean i dont know what else we could add in the movie,so that it works in the film and also advertises the new improved CGI techniques of your company. <p>-Monkeys. <p>-WHAT? <p>-Monkeys.Swinging monkeys to be more precise.That jewish protege of yours? <p>-LaBeouf <p>-yeah,LeBuff.we will have him fall off during a car chase across a jungle.The monkeys help him to swing across the jungle and arrive back to the chasing cars,which they attack. <p>-but why the monkeys help Shia? <p>-who? <p>-LaBeouf <p>-thats the brilliance of it.his 50s rocknrolla hair is identical to the fur hair of the monkeys.they think that he is one of their own,so they help him. <p> does sound least visually. <p>-nice to hear that.we will add a lot of orange colored monkeys in a jungle with lots of green will perfectly showcase the CGI capabilities of LucasArt's upgraded effects software. <p>-well i am ok with that..but still it is a lot of CGI in the movie.and we have both promised in numerous interviews that we are going to bring Indy back to its old school action roots and not invest on CGI so much. <p>-promised to who? <p>-to the fans.dont you remember? <p>-NOOOOOOO.DONT MENTION THESE FUCKERS.THEY ONLY BITCH AND BITCH AND KEEP TRASHING ME HEARTLESSLY FOR DECADES.HAN SOLO THIS,JAR JAR THAT,GIVE US THE OT REMASTERS,FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. <p>-ok ok calm down big guy,calm down.i only mentioned them,because it was you who promised them. <p>-I KNOW THAT.but it doesnt mean that i want to remember it.i did it,only to get rid of their insufferable whining if they had known that the new movie is going to be all about CGI like my prequel SW movies. <p>-aha. <p>-Its easy for those bitches to hate me,but they dont understand how the movie industry really works and what movie franchises are about.they have busted my nuts for Jar Jar Binks but they dont realize how much richer i got by selling his toys to their fucking takes a genious like me to come to the status i am now. <p>-i agree. <p>-point in case.i gave the fake promise so that they get off my back,and also kept them wetting their pants while waiting for the new movie.and as the pathetic,nostalgia,fanboys that they are,they are going to arrive in mass numbers in the movie's premiere,but it will be already too late for them to bitch back when they see what the movie is a CGI fiesta because i will have already gathered all their hard earned money.HAHAHAHAHA. <p>-i get it. <p>-I AM A GENIUS.I AM A GENIUS.I AM A GENIUS. <p>-ok boss.its your movie,you pay for it,i will do it the way you want it. <p>-thats what i wanted to hear from you. <p>-i will even put a flying saucer during the end of the movie,just for you. <p>-neat.see ya tomorrow here in my office to talk about the details. <p>-ok boss. <p>-and trust me when i say that this movie is going to best of the series since it will have the best CGI effects.there is a possibility that the fanboys might get so much dazzled by the effects,that they might even like me again after that. <p>-whatever you say <p>-bye.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I agree with you point for point for point, but the set pieces...the fight before the rocket sled, the motorcycle chase, yes, even the jungle truck chase, illustrate Spielberg's brilliance in staging, editing, and orchestrating an action sequence. During the truck chase, it was like a goddamn dance, with changing partners and positions, and you never lost track of what was happening on screen. If Spielberg said he'd go old school, and I believe he's never touched an digital editing bench, it's in that the action scenes will be presented in a non-ADD style. I guess that's why it puzzles me so that he backs and admires Bay...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Are we going to get an Indy 4 pic this time?

    by Yelsaeb

    There's no reason to leave it out of this column.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom's score was the best of all Indy films

    by Han Cholo

    The Thuggee March or whatever it's called is a very hummable piece of music, plus it has the Indy score as well. The other films, sans 4, all had great scores but TOD was the best in my opinion. Oh and TOD has the absolute funniest scene in all the films: "Willie... Weeeee are going TO DIE!!!!" <p> Priceless....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Raiders is Spielbergs best movie!

    by crazybubba

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    The headlines are "coy", losder?

    by Star Hump

    They're eye-rollingly obvious. Did you just start watching movies yesterday?<p> And come on now people. Schindler's List is far and way Spielberg's greatest achievement. Raiders is the most FUN you can have at the movies though.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Fuck it, I dig the space aliens

    by Tall_Boy66

    Weird shit happens at the end of every Indy movie, right? We're talking about a series where in the third part a knight of the crusade who has been alive for untold years waves goodbye at the end as the palace crumbles because a magic cup went past the seal. Indy 4 is set in the 50s. 50s were paranoia and space alien movies. Freaky shit happens that nobody really understands. End movie. Even Williams score uses hints of that typical 50s "Oooh weeee oooooohhh" sci-fi tunes. It fits with the tone established by the series. And I like space aliens in general so I dig. Raiders is the best Indy movie and one of the most influential modern blockbusters of all time, the sequels aren't as groundbreaking, but they're all solid entries in their own right.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Oh and remember when you can see Karen Allen's 70s bush?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Like you don't see it, see it, but when the pirate guy has her on the deck of the ship in that very thin white gown and he hold her against himself. It's pretty windy at some shots. 70s bush pushing through the fabric. Hot shit.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Spielberg and Lucas look pedo...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    So, what, every man over the age of 30 who wears glasses looks like a pedophile?! Hey, FUCK YOU, Jehovas_Witness. That's as bad as saying every black person looks like a criminal, or every Mexican person looks like a lazy oaf.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Animal house she bushes it up.

    by UltraTron

    Anyways- I'm the only one who ever mentions how much perfect sense Indy 4 makes. I've said it before and I'll say it again. The aliens were hanging out about to go into hyperspace when someone cut off one of their heads and ran away with it. Since the aliens store their intelligences in their skeletons they decided that they couldn't just leave their buddy behind. So they waited around till their bodies decayed and they became complete skeletons knowing that someday, somehow their friends skull would hopefully return so they could use their tech to instantly grow new flesh bodies and return to their own dimension. The aliens then returned to their wives in the other dimension who were unaware of them having been gone more than a day. The reason the one alien destroys the Russian is because he's pissed at all the shit he's been through(being decapitated,living as a disembodied skull for 100s of years away from his wife,etc)and she has the nerve to ask him for some shit. Simple Lucas logic everyone. No biggy

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    "go into hyperspace when somebody cut off heads"

    by Tall_Boy66

    I like that idea overall to explain what the aliens and how it started up instantly, but I had this funny mental image for a sec. <P> "Hey, Bill, the superwhizzers charging up?" <P>"Yeah, lemmie check the... what the fuck?!" <P>*spanish conquistador filled with greed and bloodlust jumps in and lops off the alien's head.* "YYAATTAAHHHHH!!!! Hah! Got it! Later, bitches!!!" *bolts for the door.* <P>"Oh, GOD FUCKING DAMMIT! Well, he'll be back soon, right guys...? Right?"

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    This site hates anything Post 1999, so no.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by Pitofbenders

    Dude, great video! Loved it. And seeing all the Indy 4 stuff made me remember it wasn't so bad, sure there were a lot of faults, but I still thought it had that Indy feel.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Weren't most of the Indy 4 ideas from Frank Darabon't script, and Spielberg?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    As stated by Henry Jones...

    by AmbroseChaseWillRise

    I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. May my armies be the rocks, and the trees, and the birds in the sky. In other words: Nature is my army!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I am loving this

    by disfigurehead

    Fanboy ranting. I'll sit this one out and watch.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    RPLocke i dont know mate

    by KilliK

    i have read various versions of what really happened with the script.some say that Darabont thought of these ideas by himself when he wrote the script,others say that he based his script on some of Lucas' ideas. <p>personally i dont give a crap,the end result is what matters.and unfortunately Indy4 is a bad movie with Indy3 slightly better than that.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    and Indy3 is as bad as Indy4

    by KilliK

    the only redeemable things in that movie is Sean Connery and the origin intro.otherwise it is an inferior fan-service remake of the original.fuck it.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by scrote

    ...c'mon Quint, let's have some of that here...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Wait a Minute...

    by scrote

    "BETAMAX" - wasn't he that crazy mexican bandit from The Mighty Boosh?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I disagree. Most people think Raiders and Indy 3 are the best while TOD is always dead last.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I wish someone would really find the Ark of the Covenant...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...because I'd love to see the looks on all the Bible-thumpers' face when it turns out to be a moldy old box that doesn't actually do anything.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    One of the most frustrating aspects of Indy 4...

    by rbatty024

    is that while much of Spielberg's magic appears to be missing, he is still quite capable of staging an action sequence. In fact, his action scenes in that film are still far and away better than just about any modern action director out there today. Unfortunately, he's still missing much of what people enjoyed in the first three films (not that 2 or 3 were exactly classics either, mind you).

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Nasty in the Pasty obviously looks like a pedophile

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    It's time for an intervention. <p> "So, what, every man over the age of 30 who wears glasses looks like a pedophile?! Hey, FUCK YOU, Jehovas_Witness. That's as bad as saying every black person looks like a criminal, or every Mexican person looks like a lazy oaf." - Nasty in the Pasty <p> Wow. So much stupidity in one post I don't know where to start. Well, first, I never mentioned anything about people over 30 with glasses looking like a pedo, so you're obviously describing yourself, hence your anger. I said Lucas and Spielberg look like pedos, I didn't say why. <p> Also, you comparing that to making racial stereotypes is reeeeeally idiotic. My comments weren't generalized. They were directed at two people sporting the pedo look. You somehow took offense and extrapolated that my comment somehow applies to you. Hence, you've exposed that you, too, look like a pedophile. <p> That probably explains why you're a middle-aged virgin, as you revealed in one of the Virginity Hit talkbacks. I didn't even make fun of you when you revealed that, I was actually quite supportive. But clearly, your sexual frustration is making you quite angry. Hurry up and see a prostitute Nasty in the Pasty because with your pedo look combined with your sexual's only a matter of time before you're raping young boys.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Also, Nasty in the Pasty.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...I'm curious about something. When you revealed that you're a middle-aged virgin in one of the Virginity Hit talkbacks, you said that your window for getting laid closed back in 1991 (my mind is a lint-trap for useless info like that). Why 1991? Why is that the magic year? What happened in 1992? Did you suddenly contract a deforming disease....causing you to be nasty in your pasty....?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    it was apparent watching Indy 4 that Lucas can stage an action sequence better than Spielberg can by this point.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    KilliK thank you

    by MurderMostFowl

    That was one of the most entertaining dialogs I've read in awhile.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    And pray tell Jehovas...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... just what is this "pedo look" you speak of? You imbecillic stereotyping asswipe... :)

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Skyway Moaters....I've talked with you before....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...and you've proven yourself to be someone lacking intelligence or anything of interest to say. So in the future, make note, I have no interest in talking with you. If anyone else asks me the same question, I'll answer it. But not Skyway Moaters...obviously, another dude sporting the pedophile look....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by CountryBoy

    ... and in that he says great movies can be enjoyed indefinitely; RAIDERS, by contrast, is entertaining "but once you've seen it, it remains seen." That's astounding to me; like many here, I can rewatch it endlessly, especially the first half.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    A little History...

    by Grand Moff Toht

    On the map of the U-Boat's voyage, the red line takes us to an island off the coast of Turkey in the Dodecanese, of which Rhodes is the largest. The Dodecanese islands were Italian-ruled back in 1936. As the Pact of Steel between Germany and Italy wasn't signed until 1939, the Germans wouldn't have had access to a submarine base there and definitely would not have had a submarine pen on that island as shown in the movie. Also, the presence of an armed German expedition in British-occupied Egypt in 1936 digging for the Ark definitely would not have been allowed by the British. In addition, that Type IX U-Boat wasn't in the German Navy in 1936, they had earlier-model, crappier U-Boats. Also, many German soldiers shoulder the famous MP-40 submachine gun in RAIDERS, which wasn't available until...1940. And the pistol that the pilot draws was a P-38, which wasn't produced until...1938. Now, I always felt that if the writers had only set RAIDERS a few years later, none of that would matter. None of it matters anyway because it is an AWESOME movie and an eternal classic. Suck it, chumps. You may fire when ready.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    About submarine submerging...

    by Grand Moff Toht

    Never bothered me. The sub didn't submerge, and wouldn't have. It didn't need to. U-Boats cruised on the surface most of the time and only submerged when in combat or stalking a target. Later in the war, the U-boats had to stay under water longer because of Allied air patrols and hunter-killer groups (like the kind that tracked down and captured U-505 on 5 June 1944). But in 1936, since there wasn't a World War yet, no need for that U-Boat to dive. Not at war. And all that. Now, what shall we talk about.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Well Jehovahs, if it makes you feel better ...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... to tell yourself that, you just go right ahead little fella. You're the one claiming that there's a defacto "way pedophiles look", and yet I'm the one that's lacking intelligence? Lol.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Others have already pointed that out Moff...

    by Skyway Moaters

    But the conning tower would have been manned whilst running on the surface and Indy would have been nicked.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    The Knight in LAST CRUSADE

    by Grand Moff Toht

    He speaks English with a modern English accent. Yet earlier in the movie we are led to believe he was a French knight. Most of the knights during the Crusades were French anyways. So it would've been cool to have that immortal knight guarding the Grail speak to Indy in medieval French, and Indy answer him in French or Latin or whatever language Indy can answer. But that Laurence Olivier English deal they had going in that scene? Not. Still loved that movie though. You're far too trusting.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Conning tower!

    by Grand Moff Toht

    Yep. Just read it in a post above. True enough. Shit! That time is past.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Wow, people are getting mad at me for....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...stereotyping pedophiles. It's like a NAMBLA convention up in here. Only on AICN. Look you fucking Asperger syndrome dorks....get some self-awareness, and learn how not to creep the rest of society out.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    "The pedo look"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    WTF, is that, Stanley Tucci's HORRENDOUSLY stereotypical "glasses + tragic combover + scarf" combo in The Lovely Bones?<BR><BR>And for the record, I have had glasses since I was about seven. Big, thick, coke-bottle ones. For the last several years, "friends" have been making "funny" quips about me looking like a pedophile, and it's like, why, because I have glasses? Indy wore glasses while teaching, did that make HIM a pedophile? It's just a horrible, shameful stereotype people perpetuate to cover up the fact that pedophiles probably look like "normal" people and don't have physical tics and grooming habits and vision poor enough to require corrective lenses that will allow vigilant parents to spot them in a crowd.<br><br>And I also have Asperger's, you insensitive piece of shit, and you're probably too ignorant to realize Aspies don't REALIZE their behavior appears odd to "normal" people. You don't think I would have loved to have had a girlfriend back in high school and fucked her on a couch back in 1991 after seeing Terminator 2? Of course I wanted that, but I was too weird and recessive and obsessed with Nintendo games to even begin to properly intuit any signals girls might have conceivably been sending my way in my formatove years. And my life has sucked ever since, but that doesn't give pricks like you free reign to perpetuate awful sterotypes about odd people with glasses having "the pedo look". Go take a flying fuck at the moon, you sadistic, hurtful, spiteful, sack of SHIT.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Nasty in the Pasty....I'm sorry.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...I'm sorry that your life has been so rough....and that I was right about you having Asberger's syndrome...BUT...could it be possible that you are not aware of how you might be pushing people, and girls, away with the way you look and the way you carry yourself, that has nothing to do with your glasses? I never mentioned glasses. People in your life mentioned your glasses...not me....and you're projecting that onto me. Could it be that people are picking up on something else?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    No, I'm just SICK and TIRED...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...of movies that cast the SKEEVIEST looking actors to play pedos, thus fostering this maddening sterotype that anyone who has glasses and dresses poorly and comes across as "odd" in the slightest way wants to FUCK LITTLE CHILDREN. Do you know how HORRIBLE it is when people are making pedo jokes about you?! And when I come into a talkback about Raiders Of The Lost Ark of all fucking things, the last thing I was expecting was hearing some shitstain actually having the gall to say that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have the mythical "pedo look". Where the hell does THAT come from?! Michael Jackson, I get that, but Spielberg and Lucas? When have they EVER projected this aura?<BR><BR>Go suck a dick.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    And Nasty.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....why was 1991 the magic year for getting laid? What has changed since then?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Roger Ebert...

    by SK229

    can be extraordinarily obtuse, sometimes stubbornly and forcefully so (as though he may actually be aware that he's coming off that way and does it anyway rather than be proven wrong). I used to love his reviews from the mid 80's to mid 90's, but then he went off the rails somewhere in there... right around the time Jennifer Lopez's acting career began to take off. I now regard him as constantly flitting between great film writer and TOTAL FUCKING MORON. Also, when it comes to certain political issues, his views seem so knee-jerk and hollow that it's impossible to take his reviews seriously. He doesn't seem like an independent thinker on of his ANY liberal-minded political stances. Don't get me started on his views on artificial intelligence... go read his A.I. review. I don't love that movie, but good God does he not understand the entire point of a sentient robot. His argument: it's a robot. It's only programmed to act like it's intelligent and has a soul, so who cares if they burn them and throw them away like garbage. Uhhh, Ebert... for someone who I'm pretty sure claims to be an atheist, you sure do believe in the concept of a soul... cause humans are different from a sentient robot how? What the fuck are DNA and cells but complex organic programming? Try arguing this with somebody like Ebert, though, and you'll soon be putting an ice pick through your ear ever so gently so as to feel something else.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, Jehovahs_Witness, FUCK YOU

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Nasty, I didn't make pedo jokes about you. If people in your life have made pedo jokes about you, that has nothing to do with me. So maybe you should get the courage to stand up to them, and tell them how that makes you feel, instead of standing up to a random guy who makes a joke about Spielberg and Lucas which has nothing to do with you....but since you don't have the guts to stand up to the guys in your life, you're gonna do it online to something that has nothing to do with you?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Could it be that you're a complete asshole Jehovahas?

    by Skyway Moaters

    With a fantastically overinflated appreciation of your own demonstrably limited wit? I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Oh fuck.....this is an Asberger's syndrome convention tonight, huh? Okay, folks. It's Saturday night....I'm gonna go out. You Asberger's folks keep fighting the good fight....I'll be back in the morning to check if there is anyone at this site who doesn't have Asberger's.....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    AsPerger's, you fuck

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Get it right.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    One more thing.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...I watched a great documentary about a couple of dudes with AsPerger's syndrome the other day. It's called I Think We're Alone Now. It's available on Instant Netflix. Good night.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    am I to give Indy4 another viewing?

    by Star Hump

    Is that the idea? Give it another chance? No, the idea is for me to fuck off. Yes, I know, it's a talkback. Haller!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    3 shoulda had Marian again

    by Star Hump

    not some nordic nazi twit.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    George Lucas Let his kids write Indy 4 and the Prequels

    by InActionMan

    When you think about the plots they sound like the ramblings of an 8 year old. KID:"And Then Qui-Gon and Obi-Won go on the ship and their are evil guys like in that World War Two Movie you made us watch: <P> George"Those were Japanese solders. I can't make them bad guys because people will call me a racist." <P> Kid: "Then make them aliens but, have them talk funny like in that movie. <P> George:"Ok, then what?" <P> Kid "And than the bad guys spray poison gas, but the good guys hold their breath, and then they go to the planet and meet a funny, clumsy guy will big floppy ears." <P> George: "What's his name?" <P> Kid: "Stepin Fetchit like in that old movie you showed us." <P> George: "I can't call him that people will call me a racist." <P> Kid: "Ok call him Jar Jar. And then they dive in the water and a big fish tries to eat them and then........." <P> SEVERAL HOURS PASS <P> Kid "And Anikin works for Shylock like in that old movie you showed us and he has a big nose and is cheap and greedy." <P> George: "I can't call him Shylock. People will call me a racist." <P> Kid "Call him Wato, and then Anikin wins a car race and builds C3PO and then they go back to Naboo and Anikin saves them all, the end."

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    unrealistic = Harry and the Hendersons....

    by billandted

    If sasquatch exists it is an omnivore NOT a vegan as the movie shows us. just thought we could all argue something even more pointless than U-Boats and how the are used in an amazing movie.....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I love that its nearly 11 years later and TPM

    by RPLocke

    is still getting dissed by rabid fanboys.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Thanks for posting the pic I sent

    by Fictionboi

    Sadly I cant remember my Betamax login - but it is me Betamax.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Nasty in the Pasty.....that's nice

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    While you hope for my death....I'll hope that you find a good psychiatrist. One that can help you become more well adjusted in society. One that can teach you how to be more assertive when people you work with tell you that you look like a pedophile. One that can help you meet a woman and a circle of friends. And one that can make sure you don't kill yourself after one of your nights of anger, self-loathing, and sexual frustration.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST

    And for more info on the pedo look....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Watch this informative video: <p> <p> Educate yourselves....and lighten the fuck up you dorks.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Fuck you, Jehovahs_Witness, FUCK YOU

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I hope your mother gets cancer.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Wow, it's hard to figure out why you're a middleaged virgin

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    The funny thing is....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....when you bared your soul and revealed that you're a middle-aged virgin in one of the talkbacks for the Virginity Hit, I actually showed you some compassion. And now you're going apeshit because I made a joke about Spielberg and Lucas. I don't have any sympathy for you, Nasty. You can blame your bad personality on your Asperger's, but you seem like a selfish person who spends all his time feeling sorry for himself and care not a bit about anyone else. You have a flatulent personality...I bet people want to be around you as much as they want to hang around and smell someone's farts.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST


    by Kain_Bloodstone

    I've been reading your exchange with "Nasty In The Pasty" with some amusement. I just wanted to say that you do seem to be a bit of a dick. And maybe a little bit mentally disturbed yourself? I mean you remember random bits of information about Talkbackers going back years...that's not exactly normal, is it? My brother-in-law is a psychiatrist, maybe you'd like to have a chat with him over the phone? He won't charge you for it. I'm serious. Give me an e-mail address and I'll get in contact with you.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST


    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...where did I say in this talkback that I remembered randoms bits of information about talkbackers going back years. He revealed he was a virgin a few weeks back. However, I did mention that in another talkback that I remember bits of information going back's because I have a phenomenal memory, LOL. Being really good at remembering things does not qualify as a mental disorder. <p> So you must have read that other talkback where I mentioned I remember things from years back that are said in talkbacks. How is it you remember random bits of information about me, Kain_Bloodstone? Perhaps you should call that brother-in-law of yours and see if you can get a discount for yourself.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    AICN: The Movie

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    A.I.C.N.= Asperger's is Commonplace Now <p> Listen....anyone else who is deeply offended by the fact that I said Lucas and Spielberg look like pedophiles....go fuck yourselves you Asperger's syndrome pedophile looking motherfuckers, LOL.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    That's right, laugh it up JW...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... but don't forget about kharma while your being a sociopathic bully for shits and giggles. Pay-back's bitch motherfucker. It may not happen right away, it make take a long time. But eventually, what goes around, comes around, and you WILL reap what you have sown.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Skyway Moaters, I'm a big believer in karma

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    And so let's look at the score here: <p> - Nasty in the Pasty reveals he's a virgin in a Virginity Hit talkback, and I show him compassion. +1 Karma points for me <p> - Nasty in the Pasty responds to this compassion by telling me to have sexual intercourse with myself because I made a harmless joke about Lucas and Spielberg. -1 for Nasty <p> - I respond to Nasty in kind. No points because it's fair game to respond in defense. <p> - Nasty wishes death upon me. -5 Karma points for Nasty. Wishing death on someone for making a harmless joke...huge karmic loss right there. <p> - I respond with harsh compassion, and tell Nasty that I hope he sees a psychiatrist to become well-adjusted, meet a woman and friends, and prevent himself from committing suicide. +2 Karma points for me. <p> - Nasty wishes cancer on my mother. -5 Karma points from Nasty. <p> So you see, I'm well aware of Karma...and I'm ahead of the game. You, Skyway Moaters, you're behind in the game, too....because you started shit with me from way back, and I never even spoke with you....because you're an incredible dullard.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Are there any normal people at this site?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Anyone? yourSTEPDADDY, where you at?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Just keep telling yourself that...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... only truly severely insecure people can bluff an ego that big. I pity you JW. I really, sincerely do.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Skyway Moaters, you're a moron

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    You started shit with me, and I've seen you do the same with others. I obliterated and humiliated you in response, and that's why you're jumping in right now. Because you're still butt hurt from that humiliation. Get off your high horse, dipshit. You're a shit stain. I didn't start anything with're a dullard, I would never start a conversation with you.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I think the reason so many people claim....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....Lucas raped their childhood at this because he's sporting the pedophile look and he reminds them of the pedophile who actually raped their childhood.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Ok, Asperger's folks.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...I'm gonna enjoy the day. You guys feel free to Asperger this place up. Go all Asperger's out. Ya know? Get bat shit crazy and angry about Lucas and Spielberg or people who make fun of Lucas and Spielberg? Get out all your sexual frustration. Peace out. I'll check into this nuthouse in the evening and do my rounds.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Now THAT was funny...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... you're like the fucking energizer bunny JW! Just keep going and going and go... come on, insult me some more. Surely that's not the best you can do? Oh dear, you really do bring out the best in people don't you JW? I don't normally prod retards with sticks, but for whatever reason I find you absolutely irresistable. C'mon, tell me how dull I am again...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST


    by Kain_Bloodstone

    You're right, I'm very interested in your psycholgy. Starting with the moniker that you've picked - what's the story behind it? Are you a Jehovahs Witness or are just trying to draw attention to yourself? Why your interest in the appearance of pedophiles? Is this something to do with you being molested by a bearded man when you were a child? Or your own pedophillic impulses? You seem to be pride yourself in pointing out dysfunctional individuals or behaviour in others. Maybe because you grew up in a household where such behaviour was common? Did your father beat you because you were caught masturbating? Did you have repressed sexual desires for your mother? I am genuinely interested in your case. So the offer stands - I think speaking to a health care professional will be hugely advantageous to you.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9 a.m. CST


    by Skyway Moaters

    ... "with A stick". Heh. Who'd a thunk it? I'm actually getting some entertainment out o JW! Sadomasochistic you say? Well, yeees... I suppose so. But what can I say? I'm one of those "complex" dullards...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by Jehovahs_Witness

    All the butt hurt people whose feelings I've hurt in other talkbacks are coming for me. Kain, you're repeating things I've said in one particular talkback, so now I know why you're so butt hurt. All these cowards didn't have the courage to confront me in the wake of their humiliations, so they waited until there was a gang of them together so that they could feel as though they have backup. I'm being attacked by a gang of Timmy's from South Park, LOL. I'm outta here, but all you retards can keep each other company. Keep the fires stoked, I'll check in tomorrow....maybe. I know how much you all love me and will be looking for me to heal your butthurt rectums, LOL.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Who was that masked poster?

    by Skyway Moaters

    That's right JW run your little faggot ass away! You may have a pretty thick skin but hubris sans intellect will only take you so far and cowards always back down in in the end. Well either that or they kill someone...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Jehovahs_Witness its OK to ask for help

    by Kain_Bloodstone

    I'm not bullshitting with you. You show characteristics of a disturbed individual. I realize the pain and anguish you must go through everyday. The fact that you said you were going out for the day, only to check back on this talkback a mere 30 minutes later says a lot about you - you are seriously insecure about what others are saying. So please seek professional help before you end up hurting yourself or an innocent child. I pray that you have not abused a child yet. Its not to late for you, just reach out for help. Please.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Kain, dude, that's harsh...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... I mean the guy's flaming asshole and deserves all the ridicule that can be dispensed, but geeze dude, did you really have to go so far? Cruelty upsets me...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    U-Boats travelled on the surface.

    by AsimovLives

    They only submerged when they attacked. This is why Indy could catch a ride from a U-Boat and not drown. What we call submarines ar ein fact not real submarines but submergible ships. War Submarines mostly navigate on the surface, and they only dive either to escape detection or to attack. I guess it helps knowing this if you are an enthusiast about WWII stuff and if you had a dad who was a submarine sailor, like me.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Another piece of cool trivia that Quint didn't mentioned:

    by AsimovLives

    THe U-Boat used in the movie was rented from DAS BOOT. Yeah, it's the same prop, a full real life scale model of a U-boat made for the TV show, which the production of Raiders rented for the scene when the germans board the ship where Indy and Marion was traveling with the Ark.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    And Indy 4 is a terrible movie

    by AsimovLives

    To think that i live enough to have watched two bad Indy movies in my lifetime, they being Last Crusade and Crystal Skullfuck... it's heartbreaking! Indy, of all things!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Asi thats not the point

    by KilliK

    others have already addressed the fact that subs were only submerging in order to avoid or attack enemy ships.and during the time period of the movie its logical to expect to expect that the uboat didnt have to submerge during its travel because at that time there was no threat in the waters. <p>BUT the conning tower would most certainly have been constantly manned while running on the surface,which means that Indy would have been spotted. <p>It is a plothole one way or another.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    RPLocke: killing off the villain

    by Nem_Wan

    First there was Tarkin.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Indy probably just beat up the conning tower guy

    by Tall_Boy66

    And tossed him overboard when spotted him. Every time the Nazis sent a guard to check on what happened to the last guard, Indy opened up the sub with the sheer force of his manhood and beat that guy up too. Oh, those wacky Nazis!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I can't argue about not being regular officers and crew in the bridge, specially in those days when it was not common for ships, evne warships, to carry radars, and the only way to avoid collisions was to have people with binocles scaning the horizont. But i just wanted to put to res,t or help put to rest, that false notion that war submarines spend their time underwater. Not evene today's submarines do that. Mostly it has to do with speed and saving fuel (even nuclear), if a submarine is submerged it displaces more water, which means more drag, which means slower and more effort and fuel consuption. And then there's the matter of breadable air, you can only go underwater for so long until you run out of air.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Well, we all have to admit that...

    by AsimovLives

    ... evne though we all love RAIDERS, Indy riding on the sub to the island was always a big head-scratcher. Nobody ever figured that out, including Spielberg.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Tarkin wasn't the villain. He was just another Imperial that died. Vader was the big dude in ANH.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Asimov are incorrect re: modern nuke subs

    by tritium

    Modern nuclear submarines operate and run continuously submerged. They do not need to surface. Their specially shaped hydrodynamically efficient hull allows them to travel FASTER underwater, then on the surface.<p> I had already discussed this in a previous post of mine. Furthermore, modern nuclear subs manufacture their own oxygen by the electrolysis of sea-water (disassociation of hydrogen and oxygen).<p>Their nuclear propulsion allows for sustained, underwater operation for months at a time. Essentially, the only factor requiring them to surface is for renewel of supplies (food, consumables, etc.), maintenance, and rotation of crew.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Here's what Skyway and Kain have been doing......

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....for the past 12 hours: <p> *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* oO(When is Jehovahs_Witness going to post???) *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *eats a large bag of cheetos and a 2L bottle of Mountain Dew* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *masturbates while watching Star Trek Voyager* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *considers raping their cat* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *argues with their mother after she tells them to get off the internet and take out the trash* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *eats an entire wheel of cheese* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh* *click* *refresh*

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Here's what they will do for the next several hours

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    *try to think of a reply to the above post and debate how long they should wait before posting it to make it seem like they weren't clicking and refreshing this page all day waiting for Jehovahs_Witness to post*

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Yeah, I agree these talkbacks are pretty boring these days.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Is that John Milius?

    by FredVII

    Is the guy with the beard on the right side of the boat, the great John Milius?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    How did that one random comment turn this entire talkback against you? People are way too sensitive these days.<p>Btw, thanks for the Indy clip. Looked like it was gonna be a good fight, but I still love the scene where he shoots the swordsman.