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Old 06-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #176
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I can't recall, did I post on here already?

In case I didn't (too strained for time to look back through the pages), I'd say the most "Indiana Jones" scenes to me were the entirety of the prologue, from opening credits to the mushroom cloud shot, That stretch of movie was...perfect. The rest of the film, I will admit, comes nowhere near to that opening. It's just blasted brilliant!
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:46 PM   #177
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I can't recall, did I post on here already?

In case I didn't (too strained for time to look back through the pages), I'd say the most "Indiana Jones" scenes to me were the entirety of the prologue, from opening credits to the mushroom cloud shot, That stretch of movie was...perfect. The rest of the film, I will admit, comes nowhere near to that opening. It's just blasted brilliant!


Very well done opening half hour. Is it better than the rest of the film? To me, just a little but the whole thing is awesome save for a few things. So it's hard for me to say.

But they did reach a good level of perfection in that opening, IMO. The shadow reveal was the best choice they could've made for the build up to seeing Indy.

Spielberg is great using shadows.

I will say out of all the Indy films, this one was shot the best, IMO. So many of the shots and camera angles are framed like photographs and you can really tell that Steven got better with his shots and composing what's in them. So many good angles and such. Raiders also had this.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #178
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...I'd say the most "Indiana Jones" scenes to me were the entirety of the prologue, from opening credits to the mushroom cloud shot, That stretch of movie was...perfect. The rest of the film, I will admit, comes nowhere near to that opening. It's just blasted brilliant!

It was a triumphal return, from the ignoble beaten down first appearance to the most tense of cliffhangers.

After this sequence the film goes downhill faster than Pauline.

If only the entirety had been as tight as the prologue, give or take (mostly take away) a few rodents.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:28 AM   #179
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I always thought Spalko's monologue was awesome when Indy was in a trance. The way it was shot was great, especially the lighting.

I loved this scene also, and it felt the most like 'old school' Indy - it really evoked the mood of the first three films.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:02 AM   #180
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It doesn't get any better than the shadow hat scene at the beginning. I also like a lot of Mutt/Indy scenes such as when Mutt tells Indy "Ya know you're pretty good in a fight. What are you like, 80?" Also when Mutt calls Indy "gramps" at the beginning of the motorcycle scene.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #181
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It was a triumphal return, from the ignoble beaten down first appearance to the most tense of cliffhangers.

After this sequence the film goes downhill faster than Pauline.

If only the entirety had been as tight as the prologue, give or take (mostly take away) a few rodents.

I'm especially fond of "SURE, GREAT, DON'T WAIT FOR ME!" I though that was classic Indiana Jones.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #182
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The opening was the cliffhanger of the previous movie, Indiana Jones 3 1/2 or "Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars", that's the feel of the movie if they had done it in the 90s.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #183
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #184
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I've always loved the scene where they enter one of the temples and are observing the paintings on the walls. Such a well done scene and it shows just how much Indy knows; I love scenes like those.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #185
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The fridge scene.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #186
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The nuclear town scene. It's sad and chilling to see a vision of what really would happen in a nuclear attack.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #187
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It's sad and chilling to see a vision of what really would happen in a nuclear attack.

It was pretty damn crazy. I remember some article in 2009ish discussing how many scientists said it was one of the if not THE most accurate representation of an atomic bomb on film.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #188
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It was pretty damn crazy. I remember some article in 2009ish discussing how many scientists said it was one of the if not THE most accurate representation of an atomic bomb on film.
You've GOT to find THAT one!

That's worth posting...stop bogarting that joint dude: puff puff pass!
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:18 PM   #190
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The racing scene
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I'm no KOTCS fan, but if I had to select a favorite scene it would be the one in which Indy packs his suitcase on his way to London.

For me, it was the only one in which he showed a real sense of purpose in the entire movie.
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Scene with the ants, got that impression: "What a horrible way to die".
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Scene with the ants, got that impression: "What a horrible way to die".


Yeah, I liked that as a instance of natural horror, with all of the ants literally eating you alive and what not.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:38 AM   #194
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The warehouse escape. It's classic Indy.
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:42 PM   #195
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Yeah, I liked that as a instance of natural horror, with all of the ants literally eating you alive and what not.

Indeed, but also how they drag the victim in ant hole.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:35 PM   #196
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Indeed, but also how they drag the victim in ant hole.

Oh yeah I remember. Head first, and once he goes in...the kicking abruptly stops and you realize just how many more ants were in there....
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