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Old 06-06-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Misconceptions you had when you first watched the movies

One time, before I had even watched the movies, RotLA was on TV and it was on the basket chase scene and when I watched Indy knocking over the baskets in Cairo, I thought he was looking for the Ark.

The first time I watched ToD, I thought Willie was one of Indy's spies like Wu Han when he took her as a hostage with that poker.

I also thought Fedora from The Last Crusade was actually Indy played by a different actor. I was very disappointed
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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Well, the one many people will probably have in common is not realizing ToD is a prequel.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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Well, the one many people will probably have in common is not realizing ToD is a prequel.

Sometimes people miss that kind of thing because they ignore the opening credits and miss the time/setting caption. I know because it happened to me the first time
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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Sometimes people miss that kind of thing because they ignore the opening credits and miss the time/setting caption. I know because it happened to me the first time

Happened to me too. I thought Doom was Raiders' sequel for many years...
It's really an easy mistake to make...
The reprisal of the 'shoot the swordsman' gag in Doom doesn't help either. In fact it works better if you consider Raiders happened before Doom.

I can't think of any other real misconceptions...

Oh, except for the fact that I thought Indy was talking about Ike Turner when he said "I like Ike" in Crystal Skull... I don't think many non-Americans got that joke at first.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:22 AM   #5
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One time, before I had even watched the movies, RotLA was on TV and it was on the basket chase scene and when I watched Indy knocking over the baskets in Cairo, I thought he was looking for the Ark.

The first time I watched ToD, I thought Willie was one of Indy's spies like Wu Han when he took her as a hostage with that poker.

I also thought Fedora from The Last Crusade was actually Indy played by a different actor. I was very disappointed

Yeah, I thought Fedora was Indy in those first moments too. Ahh, the days before spoilermania...
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:26 AM   #6
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For a long time I always thought Toht was chinese.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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When I was a wee lad mt dad told me that ToD took place first.

I did not know why the piolets jumps from Lao Che's plane, until I learned to read.

I was scared of Toht's melting head. It was almost as bad as Large Marge from Peewee's Big Advenure!
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #8
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When I was a wee lad mt dad told me that ToD took place first.

Temple of Doom does take place first. People were literally just talking about it up above and how people don't read the year at the beginning.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:06 PM   #9
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Temple of Doom does take place first. People were literally just talking about it up above and how people don't read the year at the beginning.

My sentence read wrong, I am sorry.
I meant to state that my dad was the one who told me that it was a prequel. Before that, I always thought that it took place after Raiders.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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In ToD, I thought Indy was threatened that his feet would be cut off rather than ... well, let's just say it was a misunderstanding.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:39 PM   #11
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Until recently I always thought Indy's school was in england
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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when i was little I threw up when I saw Toht's melting head and i didn't watch raiders again until I was 11. when i first saw raiders i didn't comprehend it cause i was little and i thought they were looking for Noah's ark
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #13
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For a long time, I thought that Temple was made before Raiders, as well as being set before it. This is when I first got the films on video, I was very young and didn't understand the concept of prequels.

I didn't find out it was made afterwards until the VHS releases that came with Young Indy videos.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #14
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Happened to me too. I thought Doom was Raiders' sequel for many years...
It's really an easy mistake to make...
The reprisal of the 'shoot the swordsman' gag in Doom doesn't help either. In fact it works better if you consider Raiders happened before Doom.

I can't think of any other real misconceptions...

Oh, except for the fact that I thought Indy was talking about Ike Turner when he said "I like Ike" in Crystal Skull... I don't think many non-Americans got that joke at first.

Dwight Eisenhower's nickname was "Ike". The slogan "I like Ike" is referring to him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft_Eisenhower
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:37 PM   #15
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As a child, while watching "Raiders" - and for many years afterwards - I was sure that Junior managed to sneak onto the submarine and pretend to be a crewman. There is a Fordish officer in a white sweater visible during the submarine scenes, and all the time I assumed it was Junior, who had killed a crewman and impersonated him throughout the journey.

All of which would, in fact, certainly make much more sense than sitting on top of an U-Boot for days.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:21 AM   #16
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I thought Darth Vader was Darth Fader....and that Luke wanted to be one of those "Jet Eye" Knights
Oops, wrong film...

I went into Raiders in the theaters thinking it would be about Noah's Ark.

For the longest time, I thought the line "Adios Satipo" was "Adios Stupido" until I looked at the DVD subtitles.

I also thought the pilot's name was "Jacque", until discovering it was "Jock"....again via subtitles.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:32 AM   #17
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"Jet Eye" Knight? HAHAHAH
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:51 AM   #18
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I went into Raiders in the theaters thinking it would be about Noah's Ark.

Until I'd glanced at the Marvel Comics adaptation of the movie just prior to seeing it in the theaters (I just completed fifth-grade when I first saw the movie during its re-release in the Summer of 1982... I'm old ), I thought the exact same thing.

Also, when the TV commercials for Raiders of the Lost Ark first hit the airwaves in 1981, a dim-witted classmate of mine at the time actually thought that the movie was about the NFL's Oakland Raiders.


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Old 06-09-2008, 12:09 PM   #19
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When I first saw Last Crusade, I thought Young Panama Hat might be Belloq. He was wearing a very similar white outfit and the scene was set in 1912, well before he had died. Of course, when they jumped to '38 a few minutes later i realized my mistake!
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:06 PM   #20
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One big misconception was the fact that I didn't know the "bad guys" were Nazis. They were just the "bad guys". And I seen them all out of order, so I thought Last Crusade was the 1st film b/c it started off with Indy as a boy. And for some reason the whole Katanga/Submarine scenes were totally forgotten when I was young. When I bought the DVDs and seen Raiders in '03, I thought those scenes were added in or something. I didn't even vaguely remember them.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:39 PM   #21
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I thought Darth Vader was Darth Fader....and that Luke wanted to be one of those "Jet Eye" Knights
Oops, wrong film...

I went into Raiders in the theaters thinking it would be about Noah's Ark.

For the longest time, I thought the line "Adios Satipo" was "Adios Stupido" until I looked at the DVD subtitles.

I also thought the pilot's name was "Jacque", until discovering it was "Jock"....again via subtitles.
Darth Fader and the Jet Eyes!!! LMAO!

I had the same experience with the Adios Satipo line and Jock! Also as was mentioned earlier, I too was confused when I first saw Fedora in LC and thought it was Indy!

MaxPhactor23, I could see that! Toht does kind of have Asian features.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:45 PM   #22
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When I was 4 or 5, I thought the guy who has his heart ripped out and is lowered into the lava was from Hawaii. This was because of the leis around his neck. I also remember having trouble remembering RotLA's title so I just called it "the spider movie" due to the opening with Satipo and Indy being covered in tarantulas. I had no trouble remember ToD's or LC's titles because they're not such a mouthful. I wonder what I'd call KotCS as a 4 year old. "The fridge movie?"

Lastly, I got in trouble in school for drawing a swastika in 1st grade. I didn't know what it meant. I told them that it was a scene from Indiana Jones! lol
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:07 PM   #23
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For some reason, when I was a kid, I thought Abner/Fedora was Belloq.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:20 PM   #24
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For the longest time, I thought the line "Adios Satipo" was "Adios Stupido" until I looked at the DVD subtitles.

What?!? So Indy doesn't say Stupido?! But why? It made so much sense and it always, always made me laugh.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:45 AM   #25
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While these aren't misconceptions I had when I first saw Raiders, they are ones I've had over the years and subsequently been set straight about. I thought that:

1. In the credits, "1st Mechanic" was referring to the guy with the wrench.

2. "Tough Sergeant" was Pat Roach's character. Despite knowing other actors' names and faces (see below), I had not yet seen Roach in enough roles to recognize him, so it make sense that a guy named "Tough Sergeant" had to be the huge guy who fought Indy. (And with regards to the actual Sergeant, he was, at the time, just another random soldier to me.)

And I guess I didn't check the credits thoroughly enough because despite knowing William Hootkins by name even then, I thought that:

3. Eaton was Musgrove and Musgrove was Eaton. C'mon, it's an honest mistake. The way Hootkins keeps interrupting the other guy made me think he was the colonel and the other guy the major; plus, he just looked like a "Musgrove."

I subsequently read the script online years later and was set straight about these things, however, thanks to the script, I thought that:

4. "Shliemann" was Dietrich's name, and Sallah calling him "Dietrich" was a blooper (!).

5. "Belzig" was Toht's name.

So imagine my confusion when I checked the credits again and found no mention of Belzig or Shliemann, but saw "Dietrich," just as Sallah had said, and also the name "Toht." I made some attempt to reconcile this in my mind by saying their full names were "Belzig Toht" and "Dietrich Shliemann."

Oh, how silly I used to be....

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