Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Corrected entry: When Willie goes to save Shorty and Indy when they are trapped in the room with the spikes, she is wearing her silk pj's. However, when she is captured by the worshippers, she is wearing the outfit she wore at the dinner they had that night.

Correction: In the actual scene, only Indy and Short Round are captured, Willie is seen disappearing through a hole in the cave wall, at this point we can see that she is wearing the silk pyjamas. Even though the film does not actually show Willie being captured, it's obvious that she is also taken by the Thuggees, and while Indy and Short Round are being held captive in a cage, Willie is being prepared as a sacrifice, and she is in fact given a new dress, specifically for the sacrifice. Its not the same one as the dress used in the dinner, as you can see that there is not a separate skirt, the headdress is different, and much more.

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Corrected entry: When Indy, Willie and Shorty are in the palace having the banquet, one of the waiters bring in the "Snake Surprise". After he cuts open the boa and the smaller snakes come out, the British Captain, who is seated quite close to Indy, brushes away a snake in disgust, while Indy does nothing despite his great fear of snakes.

Correction: He is not afraid of baby snakes, just as many arachnophobes are not afraid of spiders with thin legs for example. Phobias are irrational, that is their meaning. Also, Indy does not want to offend his host, or lose face with the people at the table.

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That dish was not served in front of Indy. He is in a conversation with the evil host and doesn't notice it.

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Corrected entry: During the dance routine at the beginning you see the girls pull out the red handkerchiefs and they are separated but when Willie runs through and grabs them they have joined into one large sheet.

Correction: This is a classic magicians trick, my mother is an belly-dancer and even she knows this trick; so this was probably just one Willies acts, and remember she mentioned earlier that her father was a magician "with a rabbit in his pocket and pigeons up his sleve" so that is where she probably learned it.

Similar things with handkerchief sized items that can be palmed are a classic trick. Turning several long strips of fabric into a giant sheet while in full view of a supposed audience the entire time is not. (Also, if you are implying they actually used any magic techniques for the shot, it's obvious they did not. They easily swapped out of the individual lengths for a single sheet and edited the two shots together in order.) Either way, even this is irrelevant as most of the dance number is a fantasy sequence that wouldn't have been visible to the nightclub crowd if it had actually occurred since it all takes place in another room behind the lion's mouth door Willie goes into.

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Visible crew/equipment: During Lao Che's car chase, when Short Round pulls up behind the rickshaw and slams on the accelerator, in the next shot just as the car speeds up, we can see the metal bar at the bottom front of the car leading to underneath the rickshaw, for the stunt. Then when the rickshaw crashes we can see the small third wheel at the base of the rickshaw's seat, allowing it to lean all the way back and roll on the ground for the stunt.

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Willie: Give me your hat.
Shorty: Why?
Willie: Because I'm gonna puke in it!

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Trivia: After the fight in the nightclub, when Indy and Willie make their escape, the name of the club is visible as they drive away - Club Obi Wan - a reference to Star Wars, also by George Lucas.

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Question: Why did Spielberg make Temple of Doom a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark? I read somewhere that he didn't want to make the Nazis the villains again, but that wouldn't be a problem since the Nazis never went to India or China.

MikeH

Chosen answer: It was actually George Lucas who wrote the story, made it a prequel, and has stated it was because he didn't want the Nazis to be the villains again. The idea most likely seems if it wasn't a prequel, the Nazis could still be after Jones, even in China or India. But alas, there is really no other insight as to Lucas' prequel decision.

Bishop73
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