Posted by Nick Kismet from ppp-9-pm1-beaverton.spiretech.com on June 14, 1999 at 02:11:03:
In Reply to: Re: Indy's Multiple Personalities. posted by Steve on June 12, 1999 at 13:23:10:
Applause for a thoughtful observation.
Maybe it was like this... Indiana Jones, who according to the army intelligence guys is "expert on the occult" doesn't want Marcus or anyone else thinking he believes in "fairy tales, a lot of supersitious hocus pocus (or whatever he said)" ...no because, if he admitted to even a shred of belief, he would sacrifice a lot of credibility among his peers. And he also might end up sounding like his wacky father.
So he plays aloof, interested more in advancing his archaeological career than in questioning his faith. He knows about the power of the Ark, because he uses the Army's fear of Hitler getting it and usingit as a weapon to finance his search. But he's the tough, scientist, so he never lets on that he believes, even when Marcus, Sallah and even Belloq discuss its supernatural attributes.
: : : Ok in ToD which takes place before Raiders he kind of acts superstitious about his "Fortune and Glory." and stuff and his "Anything can happen" and all those wise words. And on the conversation with Shorty he says "These people think the stone stolen from the village is one of the ancient Shankara stones." Like its too big to believe and that it's impossible to be. And he kind of acts superstitious, but on the conversation with Marcus Brody, Indy says "You know I don't believe in that magic, SUPERSTITIOUS hocus pocus" and on ToD you have to admit it was superstitious. It's like, he thinks the rock is gonna bring him his little Fortune and Glory like there is a luck in it, and Willie even says "Your gonna get killed chasing after your little Fortune and Glory." And you forum buddies better agree with me on this one. I really never had a post where someone agreed :-( anyway tell me you opinion on my observation.
: : : "Hi, this is Mr. Round." –Indy
: : : "Short, Round!" –Shorty
: : Ok I´m not disagreeing with you, but I think that Indy is referring to all the "fortune and glory" he would get if he could find one of the stones and bring it back to the museum. Fortune and glory is about money and fame.
: : Krede
: Hey, didn't those stones contain diamonds? In my book, thats alot of "fortune and glory"
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