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Han Solo and why we love flawed, selfish, and cynical heroes

HAN SOLO,A STAR WARS STORY

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Paul Asay - published on 05/19/18

Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

HARRISON FORD,INDIANA JONES
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Sure, Indiana (Harrison Ford) selflessly wants all the artifacts he recovers to find their way to a museum. But it’s pretty clear in his first movie that the archaeologist is no saint. Marion is none too thrilled to see Indie when he shows up in her own Nepalese gin joint. He drinks more than is good for him, and he seems rather skeptical about the powers of a certain ancient Jewish artifact. “You and I are very much alike,” his rival, Belloq, tells him. “Archaeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend.” Belloq may have a point… but then again, only Belloq chooses to work with the Nazis.

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