[LMB] Ekaterin redux?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Oct 13 15:57:00 BST 2015


> On Oct 13, 2015, at 8:45 AM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Amy "ruined" *Raiders of the Lost Arc* by pointing out the story would be
>> exactly the same if Indy had never been born.
> 
> 
> Miriam would have been tortured and killed.  And while the Nazi base would
> presumably have been depopulated just the same, no one would have taken the
> Ark away until the rest of the Nazis came to find out what happened, and
> would then have a powerful mystic artifact under their control.  (The
> burning away of the Nazi symbol from the crate is just self-indulgence on
> the part of Spielburg - OT Yahweh would have fit right in.)
> 
> Heck, the movie starts with all of Indy's heroism coming to nothing.  He's
> not the sort of hero who wins, he's the sort who survives.

I still like the observation above.    To me, the big change is in the delightful post-ending under the credits.   Indiana Jones got the ark to where it wanted to be.


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