JC Top 100 Scenes of the Indiana Jones Saga Countdown (#45)

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  1. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    It's finally here! Welcome to the Top 100 Scenes of the Indiana Jones Saga Countdown! I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who took the time out to send in their votes! There are plenty of surprises and like any Indiana Jones film, you are all in for a wild ride!

    I'm gonna kick this thread off by doing 5 scenes at a time and as we get further down the list, I will go at it one at a time. Please feel free to comment on your favorite scenes as we go along. Without further delay, here we go:



    #100 - Of Interest of the Bureau (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "Not everyone in the Army's a Commie and certainly not Indy."




    #99 - To Cairo (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    "Indy, there is something that troubles me."




    #98 - Escape by Air (Temple of Doom)

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    "So, what are you supposed to be, a lion tamer?"




    #97 - Tanis Dig (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    "What time does the sun hit the map room?"




    #96 - Audience with the Marharajah (Temple of Doom)

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    "That's the Marharajah? A kid?"

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  2. Captain_Typho Force Ghost

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    #100 Of Interest of the Bureau (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

    While not an overly remarkable scene in my opinion, being a fan of the tv show Lost, I am a big fan of Alan Dale and I love seeing him here in his role as General Ross.




    #99 - To Cairo (Raiders of the Lost Ark)


    I love how they used Tunis in Tunisia and made everyone take their tv antennas off the roofs in the city so they could film this opening wide shot of the city, and make it look historically accurate to the time period.

    98 - Escape by Air (Temple of Doom)

    A fun little scene. Loved seeing Lao Che Airlines on the door of the plane, and this is the first time we see Indy putting the hat over his eyes, which will later be replicated in Crystal Skull. I also love the ridiculous falling from the sky on an inflatable raft and miraculously surviving.


    #97 - Tanis Dig (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    Nothing too remarkable about this scene for me, sorry


    #96 - Audience with the Maharajah (Temple of Doom)

    Yeah, I was pretty startled to see that the Maharajah was a kid as well, but acted so sophisticated and like a true leader in charge of his Kingdom. I always laughed at the opening part with the belly dancers chasing Short Round around.
  3. JediANGELA Jedi Grand Master

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    #100 - Of Interest of the Bureau (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)


    To be honest, I wouldnt consider this a memorable scene. Not sure why


    #99 - To Cairo (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    This should have been higher. This scene has been parodied so many times, and I totally forgot to put it on my list:oops:


    #98 - Escape by Air (Temple of Doom)


    For some reason, this scene escapes me as existing...


    #97 - Tanis Dig (Raiders of the Lost Ark)


    Scene makes me laugh every single time.

    #96 - Audience with the Marharajah (Temple of Doom)


    This is one of the lol scenes. I mean all this hype about the Marhahajah, and he ends up being a kid, funny and classic Indy.
  4. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    #100; Of Interest of the Bureau:

    Not a very exciting scene in my book. Sure, it brings a more darker side to Indy with the whole Red Scare thing, but that's about it. I can understand it being this low on the list, but I think there's some others that weren't picked that could have easily covered the #100 spot.


    #99; To Cairo:

    For some reason, I've always liked this scene and I'm upset that I didn't think to include it on my list. Between the introduction of the monkey and then of Sallah, I agree with JediANGELA that this should have been higher.


    #98; Escape by Air:

    This was a fun little scene. Great bickering between Indy and Willie and then of course, the whole thing being setup by Lao Che himself. And who can forget Dan Akroyd as Webber when they arrive at the airport?


    #97; Tanis Dig:

    To be honest, I'm not sure how this one got on the list. It's just one of those transitional scenes.


    #96; Audience with the Marharajah:

    Haha, the belly dancers chasing Shorty! That was great and it always managed to get a chuckle out of me. And I agree about the Marharajah turning out to be just a kid is classic Indy.


    And here be the next batch:


    #95 - Approaching the Canyon (The Last Crusade)

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    "You're meddling with powers you cannot possibly comprehend."




    #94 - "Ah, Venice!" (The Last Crusade)

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    "Leave me alone. I don't like fast women."




    #93 - Ancient Protectors (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "You were here before. How did you get past them?"




    #92 - Canyon of the Crescent Moon (The Last Crusade)

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    "ShhhhhuuuuuuSHING!" *Thump*




    #91 - Oxley's Cell (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "He must've lost his mind."/>
  5. Captain_Typho Force Ghost

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    #95 Approaching the Canyon(The Last Crusade)

    I love the whole thing when the car blows up and Sallah goes, "That was my brother's car." And the bit where Indy tells Henry "Dad, we're well out of range." boom. And "I'd rather spit in your face." Some good lines here, but mainly a transitional scene.




    #94 - "Ah, Venice!"(The Last Crusade)

    "And I hate arrogant men!" Such a fun scene and Allison Doody is so incredible hot in her sexy little bathrobe. I always loved the whole chomping at the ear bit. :p




    #93 - Ancient Protectors(Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

    The faces these guys make when they see the Crystal Skull is priceless, although to me, the scene is not that remarkable of a chase scene and felt too similar to the one in Raiders. What is remarkable and to be admired is the fantastic job the costuming and makeup department did with these guys.




    #92 - Canyon of the Crescent Moon (The Last Crusade)

    The start to probably the best overall segment in any Indiana Jones film.



    #91 - Oxley's Cell (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

    Thought this scene was pretty good and well acted by Harrison and Shia. Like the whole resemblance to Last Crusade when Indy climbs up to look down and solve the puzzle. This scene is another example of the outstanding work by Guy Hendrix Dias and the Art Department in creating the look of this movie.
  6. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    On with the list!


    #90 - The Obelisk Puzzle (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "The obelisk. The obelisk is the key?"




    #89 - Belongs in a Museum (The Last Crusade)

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    "You lost today, kid. But it doesn't mean you have to like it."




    #88 - Grail Obsession (The Last Crusade)

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    "This is an obsession, dad. I never understood it. Never. Neither did mom."




    #87 - Auto-Writing (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "These aren't just drawings. They're directions."




    #86 - Call of the Crystal (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "Return."
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    I am surprised that 89 and 92 are that low down.
  8. MasterMonkey13 Jedi Knight

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    I'm glad I found this thread! I really like #91. I think that Shia did a marvelous job of acting. Plus, I think that #88 is funny.

    Looking forward to more!
  9. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    #96 is hilarious!

    #91 choked me up when I first saw it, and, like MM said, I think it was extremely well done by Shia.

    I'm also suprised #89 isn't higher!
  10. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Yea, I'm surprised to see where that scene came in as well. It's very iconic with Indy getting his whip and hat, but that's the fun of these countdown lists. You never know what's going to pop up and where. And we have plenty of surprises left in store. ;)


    Speaking of which, here comes the next batch:



    #85 - Nepal: The Raven (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/85-raven3.jpg">

    "Indiana Jones. Always knew, someday, you'd come walking back through my door."




    #84 - Family Squabble (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "There were a few, but they all had the same problem. They weren't you, honey."




    #83 - Ambush (The Last Crusade)

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    "Who are all these people?"
    "Who cares. As long as they're keeping Donovan busy."




    #82 - Close Call (The Last Crusade)

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    "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. 'Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky.'"




    #81 - Captives of the Thuggee (Temple of Doom)

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    "You become like them. You'd be alive, but like a nightmare. You drink blood, you don't wake up from nightmare."
  11. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    This is fun! Wish I had time to respond to the scenes listed so far, but great job in this thread HS29!

    Also, I'm happy to see scenes of ToD. Yay!
  12. MasterMonkey13 Jedi Knight

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    I love number 82! Classic.
  13. Veloz Force Ghost

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    Dang, i hadnt realized the countdown started! :oops:

    I must say, some surprises so far with some scenes, and there's a few i honestly forgot about [face_laugh]

    #85 - Nepal: The Raven (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
    This is such a fun scene, i think Marion got one of the coolest introductions.

    #84 - Family Squabble (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
    I liked this one, i found it funny when Indy changed his tune regarding Mutt and school, and of course it was back to the old bickering between him and Marion.

    #83 - Ambush (The Last Crusade)
    I must say, this is one of those scenes that i kinda forgot about :p

    #82 - Close Call (The Last Crusade)
    Hilarious the way Henry just took care of things, and Indy just stands there amazed [face_laugh]

    #81 - Captives of the Thuggee (Temple of Doom)
    I remember this scene always freaked me out as a kid.
  14. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    And here's the next update. I'll be moving down to four scenes per update for a little while. And as we get closer, I will continue to drop.



    #80 - The Getaway (Temple of Doom)

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/80-getaway2.jpg">

    "Hey, Dr. Jones, no time for love! We've got company!"




    #79 - The Cemetery (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/79-cemetery.jpg">

    "You're a...teacher?"
    "Part-time."




    #78 - The Journey (Temple of Doom)

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/78-journey1.jpg">

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/78-journey2.jpg">

    "We're not going to Delhi, doll. We're going to Pankot Palace."




    #77 - The Bantu Wind (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/77-bantuwind1.jpg">

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/77-bantuwind2.jpg">

    "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."
  15. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I LOOOOVE #78 The Journey from ToD. Short Round talking to his little elephant, "You're my best fwiend." And Willie putting perfume all over her elephant and then falling in the river....classic. Cracks me up every time. :)
  16. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    On with the countdown...



    #76 - Belly of the Steel Beast (The Last Crusade)

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/76-bellybeast2.jpg">

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/76-bellybeast4.jpg">

    "It tells me that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them!"




    #75 - Trapped (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/75-trapped2.jpg">

    "You're about to become a permanent addition to this archaeological find. Who knows, in a 1,000 years, even you may be worth something."




    #74 - Indy's Bluff (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    "I'm going to blow up the Ark, Rene."




    #73 - Club Obi-Wan (Temple of Doom)

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    "I suggest you give me what you owe me or...anything goes."
  17. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    #76 always fills me with so many conflicting emotions. On one hand, it's a funny, witty line, but it's also so true.

    #73 is hilarious! [face_laugh] Again, suprised it didn't place lower.
  18. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    I'm very surprised # 77 isn't higher. That line, "it's not the years honey, it's the mileage", is one of Indy's all-time best, it's vintage Indy. Was the line evident in the scene choices when people voted?

  19. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I did warn everyone at the start that there were plenty of surprises. ;)

    No, the line wasn't listed along with the scene at the time of voting. Maybe it might have made a difference in the final standings, but as we move forward, I think you'll agree that the scenes that are near the top deserve to be there.



    #72 - Bugs! (Temple of Doom)

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/72-bugs3.jpg">

    "Feel like step on fortune cookies."




    #71 - Sankara/Fortune and Glory (Temple of Doom)

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    "Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory."




    #70 - A Thought for Dad (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "We seemed to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."




    #69 - Rocket Sled Antics (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "WhhoooOOOooooshhhh...."/>
  20. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    I found #69 to be a very interesting scene, especially with the bit of humor at the end of it.
  21. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    #72 seems to be a pretty iconic Indy moment.

    #71 is definately an iconic Indy moment! Fortune and glory is to Indy as May the Force be with you is to Star Wars. :p

    #70 Brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it.

    #69 Was extremely well done, and hilarious, at that. [face_laugh]
  22. Captain_Typho Force Ghost

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    Yeah as much as I disliked Temple of Doom, that whole fortune and glory scene really resonates with a whole lot of people, and it is an important theme for the rest of the film. Here's a man who makes his living off of the fortune and the glory of the find, but when he finally gets into the temple, and grabs the stones and is about to walk away, and he hears the whips crack and kids screaming in the background, Indy makes a moral choice to screw the fortune and Glory, and go and do the right thing.
  23. Veloz Force Ghost

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    #72 - Bugs! (Temple of Doom)
    Oh this scene always freaked me out!! just thinking of all of those bugs crawling all over me near my ears, and i'm gone [face_laugh]

    #71 - Sankara/Fortune and Glory (Temple of Doom)
    Fortune and glory.... love Indy's face when he says this line.

    #70 - A Thought for Dad (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
    Ugh this scene bummed me out. I had hoped that Sean Connery would be back at some point, but i think they handled it quite well, this was a very touching moment about Henry Sr. and Marcus.

    #69 - Rocket Sled Antics (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
    This was a fun scene, the whole fight and getting lunched away from Area 51 was very cool.
  24. haljordan33 Jedi Youngling

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  25. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Here be the next batch...



    #68 - The Flying Wing (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/68-flyingwing6.jpg">

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/68-flyingwing4.jpg">

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/HSolo29/Icons/68-flyingwing1.jpg">

    "They're going to fly it out of here. When that Ark gets loaded, we're already going to be on the plane."




    #67 - "I Want to Know" (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

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    "I want to know. Tell me, I'm ready. I want to know!"




    #66 - Archeology Lesson (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    "Uh, don't forget Michaelson, chapters four and five for next time."




    #65 - Special Assignment (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

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    "The Bible speaks of the Ark leveling mountains and laying waste to entire regions. An army which carries the Ark before it is invincible."
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