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Old 02-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #26
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Some here may find this article interesting:

http://www.cracked.com/article_18523...e-moments.html
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #27
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5 Amazing Things Invented by Donald Duck


I never knew about number four is this list
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #28
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I never knew about number four is this list

I've read about number four here at The Raven, but it's still amazing to think that such a recognizable part of cinematic history appears to have come from Scrooge McDuck!
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #29
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I didn't know about it either until I joined The Raven 6 years ago. Drifter, you should post your link in this thread: Raiders' boulder & Scrooge McDuck
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:41 PM   #30
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Six Movie Guardians Who Shouldn't Be Allowed Near Children

Indiana Jones is number one.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:10 AM   #31
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Hmmm, Indy's being misrepresented here. They make him sound almost as dangerous as Michael Jackson.

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He does have a thing for young women -- Marion was in her teens when Indy did her, which kind of puts the "female student who has a crush on him" thing in the third film in a new light.

The "third" film?

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It's not like Indiana just walks around endangering random little kids he finds on the street!

Oh ... right. Short Round.

Indy was innocent here. It was the kid who molested him!

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Temple is a prequel -- it takes place one year before Raiders, so in the span of one year, Short Round basically disappears. Where did he go? Seriously, what the hell happened to Short Round? Did Indy forget to refill his water dish before going on vacation or something?

It's simple. Indy ditched Shorty at the first opportunity. Who wouldn't?
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:07 AM   #32
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6 Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed Thanks to Editing


Raiders comes in at #2.
http://www.cracked.com/article_19435...o-editing.html
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:11 AM   #33
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6 Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed Thanks to Editing


Raiders comes in at #2.
http://www.cracked.com/article_19435...o-editing.html

And check out who they link to.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #34
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And check out who they link to.

Good eye, Attila! I didn't notice that before.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:03 AM   #35
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Some here may find this article interesting:

http://www.cracked.com/article_18523...e-moments.html

That's a nice overview, although Drew Struzan didn't do the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial poster (I believe that one's a publicity photo composite done by ILM mimicking one of their more famous shots from the movie) or the Blade Runner one (that one's by another legendary poster artist, the late great John Alvin) that they credit him with.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #36
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That's a nice overview, although Drew Struzan didn't do the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial poster (I believe that one's a publicity photo composite done by ILM mimicking one of their more famous shots from the movie) or the Blade Runner one (that one's by another legendary poster artist, the late great John Alvin) that they credit him with.

Quite right. Though he did do, and this is what I assume they meant to show, the DVD cover art for the Super Fantastic Ultimate Definitive Deluxe Special Edition Box Set Extraordinaire.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #37
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The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines

With the German Mechanic coming in at number 27, and Marion coming in at number 26.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:52 PM   #38
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Is there anyway that this can be merged with my other thread?
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:51 PM   #39
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The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines

With the German Mechanic coming in at number 27, and Marion coming in at number 26.

Good to see those Indy figures getting what they deserve, but they should be far higher up the list. What's with the Star Wars figures in the top three?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #40
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The eternal question, answered...

Wow.

The Cairo Swordsman wore Speedos.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:54 AM   #41
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Wow.

The Cairo Swordsman wore Speedos.

I have a carded one somewhere. And it wasn't until I got a loose one sans robe that I realized what he'd been concealing all those years!
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:16 PM   #42
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Belloq comes in at number one out of villains who accidentally saved the day.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:06 PM   #43
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Drifter, I think you missed this one!

The 7 Most Irritating Characters From Otherwise Great Movies


#2.Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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...when it came time to make the Raiders of the Lost Ark prequel, Temple of Doom, Spielberg decided to match Indy up with Willie Scott, a stereotypical ditzy, blonde nightclub singer (played by an actress who later married Stephen Spielberg).


Alright, we understand Spielberg's motivation here...

But hey, at least in this flick Spielberg resisted the urge to insert a sassy, precocious child... ah, wait, sorry. This movie featured lots and lots of Short Round, the Chinese kid from Goonies.


...but this choice leads to some disturbing questions.

How They Nearly Ruined The Movie:

Willie, the blonde bimbo, is supposed to serve as the comedic relief, but does so by embodying about every ugly stereotype about women ever invented. She's shallow and materialistic; during a gunfight, she's crawling on the floor trying to find a diamond and mourns, annoyingly, about a couple holes in her dress. Later, she's very interested to meet the Maharajah because she hears he's rich. She's stupid; she loses Indy's gun because it's hot, and complains about cracking a nail (damage to her nails being a recurring complaint). She gets hysterical when there's danger; she almost lets Indy and Short Round die because she freaks out at the sight of a bug.

It's like Spielberg was trying to make up for having previously written a strong female character in Marion. Remember her from Raiders? She punched people, drank men under the table and stood up to the Nazis. What the hell happened to Spielberg's opinion of women between 1981 and 1984?


There's a mild disparity, is what we're saying.

As for Short Round, he embodies several dozen of the Bad Child Character traits we mentioned above, with the added fun of being foreign, which the film wants us to find endlessly hilarious. So the adorable little scamp gets lines like "He no nuts, he crazy!" and "You cheat very big!" One of his very first lines in the movie is "Hokey dokey, Dr. Jones, hold onto your potatoes!"

Let's just stop there and enjoy this YouTube clip of him getting punched in the face:


Cracked is SO funny! Ha Ha Ha!
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:58 PM   #44
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#2.Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Cracked is SO funny! Ha Ha Ha!

Shorty was a far more annoying stereotype. Willie was the foil, and intentionally annoying. Shorty was a precocious mini-Indy and unintentionally annoying.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:58 PM   #45
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Shorty was a far more annoying stereotype. Willie was the foil, and intentionally annoying. Shorty was a precocious mini-Indy and unintentionally annoying.

Eh, I found both amusing. Shorty moreso than Willie, but nevertheless, both were fun characters.
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Eh, I found both amusing. Shorty moreso than Willie, but nevertheless, both were fun characters.

That'll be the devil's music to Rocko's ears!
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #47
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A great user-review at Amazon.

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #48
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Woohoo! Now some of The Raven's newer members can play dress-up too!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #49
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The Indiana Jones Halloween Satchel can carry a Wii, two controllers and five standard jewel cases!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #50
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Look what's at the number one spot in the Top 10 Sequels that Aren't As Bad As Everyone said...



And something else to tickle your fancy.



PS: I really wish a mod would change this thread's title.
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