Posted by nitzsche from 1Cust167.tnt1.slt2.da.uu.net on June 12, 1998 at 02:35:55:
In Reply to: Re: A new hat? posted by Brisco on June 11, 1998 at 22:02:03:
I don't believe we are to think the hat given to Indy by Fedora (the
character's name in the credits)is anything but representational of the "passing of the mantle" from one adventurer to the next. Indiana Jones adopted the look of Fedora (the hat, leather jacket, etc.). His entire getup comes from his confrontation with the looters in 1913. I think the hats we see when he is an adult are different and of the era (1930's)and complete the image Jones adopts in similitude of Fedora. I don't think the idea is that he always has worn the same hat--just that it is an intregal part of his life, a symbol, to wear (at all costs) a similar hat throughout his adventures. Besides, he clearly has many hats, including the raiders hats (one on the plane, one very beat up one, and the one in washington) etc., etc.
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