It's gonna be a long night...
For me, many scenes define the character of Indiana Jones as follows:
Raiders of the Lost Ark
When Indy hears something, unfurls his whip and disarms Barracana! Wow, who is this guy!?
Indy approaching the idol of the Chachapoyan Warriors - the tension, even after the 100th viewing is unbearable!!!
Indy running from the boulder - complete adranaline rush!!!
When Indy tells Jock that he "hates snakes!" it gives us another very interesting insight into the character.
Indy teaching in the classroom, and the whole I LOVE YOU scene - I love seeing the other side of Indy's character and how he reacts to women!
The fight scene in Marion's bar - Indy's usual style of fighting - "Whisky!?"
The streets of Cairo - the way he makes sure that Marion is okay and how he cracks that whip at those bad guys! I'm impressed!
Indy shooting the arab swordsman - I laugh my head off every time I see that!
Indy in the map room. The whole scene is wonderful and Indy's passion for archaology and discover is evident here.
Indy when he is in the Well of the Souls holding onto that rope. The look on his face is evident that he really
doesn't like snakes!!!
Indy going after the Ark truck on a white horse
Indy being thrown from the truck going underneath, coming back and getting back at that Nazi. Yes!
"Ha ha ha ha. Son of a b****!!!"
When Indy tells Marion "Yes, it hurts!" and the whole love scene...
When Katanga and crew are unable to find Indy, then he is seen climbing up on to the sub. - I LOVE that part, the crowd cheering, and the wonderful heroic Indy theme playing in the background!
Indy knocks out a Nazi, puts on his jacket and realises it's the wrong one. As he has realised this, a Nazi starts shouting at him in German. I just love the different expressions on Indy's face and you know that Indy's not gonna stand for that any longer...
The part where he hugs Marion. He has got the most wonderful look on his face *sigh*
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indy getting an idea to jump out of a plane, using only a rubber raft! very Indyesque!
The whole love scene, especially the part where Indy is striding around in room, oh and also the part where he bursts into Willie's room. "Oh Indy!"
When Indy kisses Willie, makes his way down into the ceremony room, approaches the Sankara Stones, and picks one up.
He has the most wonderful look on his face!
When Indy sees the Thuggee Guard whipping the slave and he throws a rock at the guard! Go Indy!
When Mola Ram is telling Indy about the Sankara Stones and that the Thuggee will be powerful once again. I love the way in which, despite his circumstances, Indy stands up to him.
When Indy puts his fedora on "Right, all of us!"
The look on Indy's face which almost says "Right, you guys are gonna be real sorry now!"
The part where Willie and Shortie are in the mine cart and Indy grabs hold of a rope and joins them.
"We've got company!"
When Indy comes across two sword welding Thuggee guards and he fights them, runs after one of them and runs the other way, chased by several guards!
On the bridge when Willie says "Omigod, omigod!" Indy just gives her a look of "I'm quite serious." That's just so typical of him!
Just after Mola Ram falls to his death. Willie and Short Round are worried about Indy and then a hand appears and it is our beloved archaologist - with the last Sankara Stone!
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
When Indy is on Coronado's ship on The Portuguese Coast. His general 'don't give a damn' attitude, despite the fact that the odds are not good.
In the catacombs with Elsa. The part where they have found the shield, being the second marker. The look of enthusiams on Indy's face is fantastic, and I love the way in which he immediately springs into action in the scene following this, and also when he says "Ah, Venice" in his usual nonchalant way.
"Nazi's. I hate these guys."
When Indy opens the window and is just about to whip swing to the other side. "This is kids stuff. I'll be right back."
Just after Indy falls down the stone staircase and he's trying to figure out what to do next, he gives this little lop-sided smile. Perfect!
The scene where Indy runs across the beach checks his webley, and realises that he's out of bullets.
When Indy asks Sallah "Where's my father?"
The part where he unfurls his whip and catches Henry by the ankle "Hang on dad!"
When Indy's hat comes back. The look on his face is priceless!
Henry "Indiana, Indiana. Let it go." - Indy looks so vulnerable there which is a large part of his character.
The part where Henry states that Marcus once got lost in his own museum and Indy replies "Uh-huh". There's just something about the way he says that. I love it!
Apologies for the 'essay' once again.