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Holy Smokes! Cwash Landing! The Short Round Thread

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by JohnWesleyDowney, Oct 25, 2008.

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  1. GuNgAnFaN3090

    GuNgAnFaN3090 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Short Round and Jar Jar would be a good team. :p
     
  2. jedibri

    jedibri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It's interesting Shortie never got the credit he should have until this thread. He was fearless and always will to help Indy out. Great character!
     
  3. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yay, Short Round!

    ToD is my fave Indy film and a majority of the reason is because of Short Round and Willie. I think the two of them together work as a fantastic foil against the dark nature of the story. And Shorty's scenes with Indy run the gamut from funny, adventurous and dangerous to sweet and tender. He's a great addition to the film and his performance and line delivery are unforgettable. I find myself quoting him in everyday life just about more than any other film character. :)

    My favorite Short Round moments:

    "Hang on Lady, we go for ride."
    "You my best friend!" (talking to his elephant ride)
    The entire card playing scene in the jungle with Indy

     
  4. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    The entire card playing scene in the jungle with Indy


    Short Round: I'm very little! You cheat very big! Playing with you no fun! No fun.

    Isn't that about the time Indy pulls a card from the kid's sleeve? [face_laugh]

    That IS a cool scene. :cool:
     
  5. jedibri

    jedibri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My favorite Shortie sceen is right after "Club Obi-Wan." When Indy & Willie get in the car and you see it's a kid driving. That was great!
     
  6. waheennay

    waheennay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    As Pauline Kael said in her rave review of TOD, Short Round really is the hero of the movie.
     
  7. jedibri

    jedibri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No, question he's the real hero. I would LOVE to see him mkae a cameo in Indy V. Nothing hugebut it could be one of those "Oh yeah I remember that guy" moments. That brings the hole Indy story togather.
     
  8. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes! It's a perfectly funny scene and never fails to make me laugh out loud. :D
     
  9. TheJediNerd001

    TheJediNerd001 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Shorty rocks! I'm surprised this thread hasn't gotten many posts! My favorite quotes in ToD are pretty much anything Shorty says:

    "Hey Dr. Jones, no time for love, we got company!"

    And of course the card game.... "Hey! You cheat, Dr. Jones! You cheat! You take four cards!"

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    ~ Short Round Fan Club, TheJediNerd001 ~
     
  10. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    Short Round fan club eh? [face_thinking] It's clear a lot of people are big fans of the character and especially the dialogue.
     
  11. Icebreaker

    Icebreaker Jedi Master star 4

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    I love Short Round. I have an idea how to get him into Indy V.

    INT. - CLASSROOM
    Indiana Jones is lecturing to a class. A student stands.

    STUDENT: You expect us to believe that? So the temple crumbles and then... a ship, or 'flying saucer' as you put it just... appears and then boom, disappears?! That's too much for me to believe Mr. Jones.

    Another student stands in the back. He is familiar looking, of Asian descent. It's Short Round, a young adult now.

    SHORT-ROUND: Hey! You call him DOCTA JONES, mista!

    INDY (Smiling): Thanks kid...

    SHORT-ROUND (shrugs his shoulders): No poblem Docta Jones.

    Short Round pulls a dirty New York pinstriped cap from his pocket and puts it on his head. He puts his hands in his pockets and and strolls out of the classroom.


    I would die a happy man if that happened.

    -matthew
     
  12. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    INT. - CLASSROOM
    Indiana Jones is lecturing to a class. A student stands.

    STUDENT: You expect us to believe that? So the big bald guy Mola Ram reaches into the guy's chest and PULLS OUT HIS HEART and it keeps beating and the guy is STILL ALIVE????
    That's too much for me to believe Dr. Jones.

    Another student stands in the back. He is familiar looking, of Asian descent. It's Short Round, a young adult now.

    SHORT-ROUND: Hey! You call him DOCTA JONES, mista!

    INDY (Smiling): Thanks kid...

    SHORT-ROUND (shrugs his shoulders): No poblem Docta Jones.

    Short Round pulls a dirty New York pinstriped cap from his pocket and puts it on his head. He puts his hands in his pockets and and strolls out of the classroom.
     
  13. Icebreaker

    Icebreaker Jedi Master star 4

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    Even better.

    -matthew
     
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