Posted by Michaelson from em12_686.utsi.edu on April 14, 1998 at 09:04:05:
In Reply to: Re: Double buckle on bag strap.. posted by Max Schulte on April 13, 1998 at 22:24:30:
: : : : MAX,
: : : : I can get the pic thats shows the buckle on the back of the bag strap and email it to you if you wish. I need to look through some stuff but if you're interested I can do it.
: : : : Let me know.
: : : : Regards,
: : : : BAM
: : : You really wouldn't need to. If you go to Micah's Raiders gallery, go to the second series of pictures, you'll see a picture from the "basket chase" fight scene. Indy's back is to you, with Marian to the right of the picture. The back buckle can be seen in the picture. I was aware of the two buckle system, but finding leather that long without having something specially ordered is not easy, and so had mine made with the one buckle to the front of the bag. The rear buckle is usually under the jacket anyway, and so isn't seen. Lots of folks weren't aware of this. Regards. Michaelson
: : Really? There's two buckles? I was not aware of this. But I'm
: : with Michaelson, one buckle for me, thank you. If you can't see it,
: : then why worry about it. Besides, it lends a personal touch to each
: : person's outfit. Mine is still in the making, and I have added some
: : things to make it more "me", without losing the look of the character.
: : -Dale
: First, thanks to you all. I did never notice the two buckle system and
: so I was really astonished. When I had my strap made I watched the
: laste scenes in Temple of Doom (you know Indy and Mola Ram on the
: bridge) over and over again in order to define the exact lenght,
: width and buckle on it. I wasn't aware of the two buckles on it and
: had mine made with just one buckle.
: Anyway, I agree with Dale and Michaelson. You can't actually see it
: and you add a personal touch to you outfit. In addition to that: Why
: the two buckle system. I won't say it's better than one buckle. At
: least I'm very content with my one-buckle strap...
: By the way, how many water drain holes are in your bags? It's an
: interesting question because you can see two in the bag when Indy
: gets beaten up by this big fat guy in the mines (Temple of Doom) but
: later, shortly before Mola Ram falls off the damaged bridge to the
: alligators, you can clearly see three holes in the bottom of the
: shoulder bag. (Another question without answer would be how Indy
: managed to get his bag, with the buckle(s) open, around his shoulder
: again with just one arm!)
Welllll, the buckles aren't actually there to be opened, they are really slides to adjust length for the strap. Once set, the bag weight holds them in place. The only time you saw them as separate pieces was during the fight scene (mentioned above regarding the drain holes)in T of D, the strap was actually cut apart, to allow the actors to be able to hold the bag safely during the fight, and explain how the heck it got from around Indy's neck, I guess supposedly "broken" during the fight. But, as said above, everyone has their own personal setup. In the business of video/film, it is said in classes over and over, and I quote, "it doesn't need to be, it only needs to APPEAR to be." Regards. Michaelson
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