Originally Posted by No Ticket
I agree, why would there be tension when Indy has no reason to doubt what he is saying... it has to be a complete surprise to both Indy and the audience. I did like the dialogue between the two. Indy if anything, is bored with his discussion in the first place... he doesn't really have interest in this, until he finds out about his father.
This scene never really bothered me. I think it's only more boring now if you've seen it quite a number of times. "You've got the wrong Jones..." "Try my father."
"We already have. Your father's the one who's gone missing."
Something along those lines.
I never had a problem with that scene......its a good, well directed, well performed, well scripted exposition scene with nothing particularly special in it.
Originally Posted by Attila the Professor
Even the line that is called back to, about not trusting anyone, really doesn't telegraph anything at the time.
I know, its remarkable how that line didn't telegraph his villainy and a credit to Spielberg's direction and Glover's performance. Its an unwritten rule that whenever that line is said that means they're the villain.