FANDOM


(Behind the scenes)
Line 7: Line 7:
 
|nationality={{Nat-Egypt}}
 
|nationality={{Nat-Egypt}}
 
|profession=}}
 
|profession=}}
The '''Arab Swordsman''' (also known as the '''Cairo Swordsman''') was encountered by [[Indiana Jones]] in [[Cairo]] in [[1936]].
+
The '''Arab Swordsman''' (also known as the '''Cairo Swordsman''') challenged [[Indiana Jones]] in [[Cairo]] in [[1936]] during Indy's frantic search for the kidnapped [[Marion Ravenwood]]. A busy Cairo marketplace suddenly parts as a black-robed man confronts Jones with a simitar. However, Jones decides he has no time for a protracted fight and simply shoots him. The Cairo citizens cheer this and run off with his sword.
While Indy was searching for the kidnapped [[Marion Ravenwood]], the busy Cairo marketplace suddenly freezes as a black-robed man confronts Jones expecting an easy kill with the foreigner. However, with a gun by his side, Jones decides just to simply shoot him. This results in cheers from the Cairo citizens.
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
The scene in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' was actually filmed by an accident. [[Harrison Ford]] had recently suffered from dysentery, and was not fit to film a lengthy sword duel. Ford then suggested to "just shoot the f***er". This is the direction [[Steven Spielberg]] decided to go in.<ref name="death">[http://www.indy-net.co.uk/articles.php?article_id=4 Empire Magazine #135]</ref>
+
The scene in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' as shot for the film was dramatically shortened. [[Harrison Ford]] along with most of the crew were suffering from dysentery, and attempted to film the scripted lengthy sword duel. Ford then suggested they "just shoot the f***er". [[Steven Spielberg]] agreed resulting in the biggest laugh of the film and one of it's most memorable sequences.<ref name="death">[http://www.indy-net.co.uk/articles.php?article_id=4 Empire Magazine #135]</ref>
   
The scene is almost punned in the prequel, ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom|Temple of Doom]]''. On his escape from the Temple, two swordsmen approach Indy, and he puts his hand to his holster... only to realize that he has long been stripped from it.
+
The scene is almost punned in the prequel, ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom|Temple of Doom]]''. On his escape from the Temple, two swordsmen approach Indy, and he puts his hand to his holster... only to realize that he has long been stripped of it.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 18:19, June 29, 2008

The Arab Swordsman (also known as the Cairo Swordsman) challenged Indiana Jones in Cairo in 1936 during Indy's frantic search for the kidnapped Marion Ravenwood. A busy Cairo marketplace suddenly parts as a black-robed man confronts Jones with a simitar. However, Jones decides he has no time for a protracted fight and simply shoots him. The Cairo citizens cheer this and run off with his sword.

Behind the scenes

The scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark as shot for the film was dramatically shortened. Harrison Ford along with most of the crew were suffering from dysentery, and attempted to film the scripted lengthy sword duel. Ford then suggested they "just shoot the f***er". Steven Spielberg agreed resulting in the biggest laugh of the film and one of it's most memorable sequences.[1]

The scene is almost punned in the prequel, Temple of Doom. On his escape from the Temple, two swordsmen approach Indy, and he puts his hand to his holster... only to realize that he has long been stripped of it.

Appearances

Notes and references

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.