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Are we talking about the logic of the swordsman taking a knife to a gunfight? I also liked the part of the movie when Indy is packing for the trip and comments on how careful he is as he tosses his pistol into his suitcase. Even Col. Cooper offers some sage wisdom as to the advantages of firearms.“Bushido is all very well in its way, but it is no match for a 30-06.”-----Jeff Cooper
Just can't beat that military attitude, shoot to kill even if the guy doesn't need to be killed. You and Cooper can join that crowd of military men who commit war crimes.
Well Sammy, if I recall the movie correctly, he and Marion were attacked and Marion was abducted. He is looking for her and this guy with a sword threatensons him. You suggesting trying to reason with him a better course?
That's not what I said but thanks for lying AGAIN about what I say.
Didn't lie Sammy. I asked what your opinion would be on an alternative. You seemed to suggest that being threatened with a sword didn't justify a deadly force response. I recall way back when a single woman in a show titled "Murphy Brown" had a baby out of wedlock. Of course many in the Moral Majority crowd got the vapors about it. The star playing the character just came out and said, she's a fictional character. So is Indy.
"seem to suggest"That's your way of lying. I suggested no such thing, it's clear. Now you want to bring in another issue, which you say one cannot do. Your rules are for others, not yourself. Another example of your dishonesty, thanks.
What you said was, "...shoot to kill even if the guy doesn't need to be killed."What does the phrase "doesn't need to be killed" seem to suggest to you?
I have no idea whether or not this is true, but shortly after the movie came out, I was told that the script actually called for a huge, climactic battle--the bad guy with his blades, Indy with his whip. On the day they'd intended to film that scene, though, Harrison Ford had a bad case of diarrhea, and just as the fight was to start, had an urgent need to use the facilities. So he shot the guy, instead, and theyb left it in, to become one of the best gags of the film.Again, though, I can't vouch for the veracity of the story.
I heard that too. Not the diarrhea part, but that it was Harrison Ford's idea to just shoot him. Much like how he changed the script from "I love you too" to "I know".
I've heard that story too, and according to Snopes it's true. http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/raiders.asp
Thanks, SJ. Hadn't occurred to me to check Snopes. Pretty funny story.Anyway, since this blog is more about gun rights/"gun control" than about movies, it should be observed that even a badass with a whip is better served with a firearm, particularly when suffering from dysentery.