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Pick a favorite Indiana Jones scene.

May 22, 2008

ford1.jpgAs whip-wielding adventurer Indiana Jones  storms back into movie theaters after a 19-year hiatus in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, fans of the intrepid archaeologist played by Harrison Ford were asked in a survey by Blockbuster video to name their favorite scenes from his previous three movies. These came out tops:

1. Running from the Boulder (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) — 75%.  An overwhelming three out of four surveyed chose this scene with Indiana Jones running from a boulder in a booby-trapped temple as essential Indy material.

2. ”Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?” (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) — 61%.  This is Indiana’s first on-screen encounter with the snakes he dreads as he descends into the snake-infested Well of Souls.

3.  Shooting the Swordsman (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) — 40%.  Indy surprises a sword-wielding enemy with his gun in this comic scene.

4. Mine Cart Chase Scene (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) — 30%.  Indy and friends speed through a mine shaft to escape the Thugee cult  members.

5.  Monkey Brains and Eye Soup (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) — 20%.  Willie and Short Round choose from a menu of floating eyeballs,   crunchy bugs, snake surprise and monkey brains at the Pankot Palace.

Reckon these are the best? Which would you nominate?


The scenes you chose are all delightful. I decided to go a with a different side of Indy though. My favorite scene is when Indy and Marion are on the pirate ship back to England with the Lost Ark. When they are resting and Marion comments that he is “not the man I knew 10 years ago.” Indy replies that “its not the years honey, its the mileage.”
This scene demonstrates their past connection and relationship and shows Indy as rather vulnerable when the action stops for a few minutes.

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Harrision Ford Ad-Libb the shooting of the swordsman. It was a great scene!

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