Posted by Ben James Bond Zimmerman from node18.dodgecity.midusa.net on March 01, 1998 at 11:08:52:
I was watching the second Bond film, From Russia With Love last night, and came across vast similarities between it and the Indy series.
First off, in FRWL, during the train sequence, a map was superimposed over images of the train moving through the countryside. Raiders copied that nearly thirty years later.
Second, the entire truth behind Henry Sr.'s fear of rats is shown in FRWL. I guess that Last Crusade may have thrown that in as an injoke towards FRWL.
This event happens after Bond blows up the Russian Embassy in Istanbul to get the Lektor. He climbs into a tunnel system, when he comes across a large group of rats running towards him. He has an obvious look of disgust, and hurries off the other way.
Is this why Henry Jones Sr. is afraid of rats?
Folks, I think we have a conspiracy! :-)
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