this is a segment from the movie indiana jones and the last crusade. all rights reserved to paramount and steaven speilberg. not I. this segemnt is funny when you think about it. here we are in a old church turned libaray and a lone guy stamping books for returned books or something and then his stamp starts making a sound he don't expect. so naturaly he tries again and then a third time to make sure its the stamp and not some other noise. havign verified this he put the thing down. poor guy doesn't know its indana jones pounding on the floor with a stand lol
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The Librarian worked in a Venice library in 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
While Indy and Co. were smashing through the library's floor to gain access to Sr. Richard's tomb, the Librarian was busy checking in books with his stamp.
Each stamp was in sync with every one of Indy's smashes, which gave the book clerk pause.
Base: Venice, Italy
First Appearance: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989.
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
Spielberg, Steven (Director). Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. United States: Lucasfilm Ltd., 1989.
Starring: Harrison Ford (Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.); Sean Connery (Dr. Henry Jones)
Indy Jones tells his students, "Seventy percent of all archeology is done in the library. Research ... reading ..." We see Nazis burning books, the import of the senior Jones' "grail diary," a lovely Venetian church-turned-library (complete with catacombs below, as also seen in The Name of the Rose), and a humorous scene where the destruction of the library floor is timed to coincide with the Einstein-ish librarian's rubber-stamping. This film is a homage to the power of information access, and the extremes people go to get it.
EXT. VENICE CANAL - DAY
INDY, BRODY and ELSA walk along the narrow canal, lined with buildings on either side.
The last time I saw your father we were in the library. He was very close to tracking down the Knight's Tomb. I've never seen him so excited. He was as giddy as a schoolboy.
Who? Attila the Professor? He was never giddy, even when he was a schoolboy!
INDY can't take his eyes off ELSA. Perhaps he's feeling a bit like a schoolboy himself right now. As they cross over a bridge to the opposite side of the canal, Indy steals a flower from a street vendor. He holds it out to Elsa.
Fraulein-will you permit me?
I usually don't.
I usually don't either.
In that case, I permit you.
INDY gives her the flower.
It would make me very happy.
But I'm already sad-by tomorrow it will have faded.
Tomorrow I'll steal you another.
I hate to interrupt you-but the reason we're here-
Yes. I have something to show you.
She hands a slip of paper to INDY.
I left your father working in the library. He sent me to the map section to fetch an ancient plan of the city. When I got back to his table-he'd gone-with all his papers-except for that scrap which I found near his chair.
INDY extends the scrap of paper to BRODY.
EXT. VENICE PIAZZA - DAY
ELSA leads INDY and BRODY into the large piazza. People walk about and sit at tables in front of a large building.
Here is the library.
They have arrived at the front steps of the library.
That doesn't look much like a library.
It looks like a converted church.
ELSA leads the way inside.
INT. THE LIBRARY - DAY
INDY, BRODY and ELSA enter, their heels CLICKING across the marble floor.
We notice, along with INDY and BRODY, that the library contains many stained-glass windows.
In this case it's the literal truth. We're on holy ground. These columns over here...
She indicates FOUR HUGE MARBLE COLUMNS that go from floor to ceiling.
... were brought back as spoils of war after the sacking of Byzantium during the Crusades.
INDY glances at the Columns, then notices a Stained-Glass Window that depicts a Knight of the Crusades. Indy lingers for a moment in front of the window.
Now please excuse me. The library's closing in a few moments. I'll arrange for us to stay a little longer.
The minute ELSA is out of earshot.
Marcus-I've seen this window before.
INDY whips out the Grail Diary and opens it to the sketch he noticed in the airplane.
Right here. In Dad's Diary. You see?
BRODY glances at the Diary, then at the window-noticing that the Roman numerals in question have been worked into the window's design.
Look, Indy. The Roman numerals!
Dad was onto something here!
Well, now we know the source of the numbers, but we still don't know what they mean.
INDY and BRODY now see ELSA approaching. Indy quickly tucks the Diary back into his pocket.
(explaining to Brody)
My dad sent me this Diary for a reason. Until we find out why, I suggest we keep it to ourselves.
INDY doesn't reply. He's looking in five directions at once. His eyes moving across the walls and ceilings-charged with the thrill of discovery.
Uh, yes. Three, seven and ten. That window seems to be the source of the Roman numerals.
My God, I must be blind
Dad wasn't looking for a book about the Knight's Tomb... he was looking for the Tomb itself.
ELSA wears a blank expression.
Don't you get it? The Tomb is somewhere in the library! You said yourself it used to be a church! Look.
INDY's eyes travel up one of the four huge marble columns.
INDY looks again to the stained-glass window. He points.
INDY has discovered that each Column is numbered with a Roman Numeral. Indy hurries away toward Column VII. All BRODY and ELSA can do now is try to keep up with him.
He points again to the stained-glass window.
He looks down to the scrap of paper in his hands.
And ten. Now where's the ten?
Look around for the ten.
INDY walks past aisles of book-lined shelves. He stops, turns, then looks down.
Three, seven and ten.
He climbs a spiral staircase leading up to a LOFT and looks down at BRODY and ELSA. The floor beneath their feet is an elaborate tile design containing a huge "X"-visible only from this higher angle.
(wryly; to himself)
"X" marks the spot.
INDY rushes down the staircase and goes to the CENTER TILE where the two sides of the X intersect. He blows dust away from the tile and tries to pry it up, but cannot.
INDY rushes past BRODY to a cordon held in place by a brass stand underneath the stained-glass window.
INDY raises the brass stand and timing his actions, hits the tile precisely as the Librarian stamps a book. The Librarian regards the stamper curiously.
INDY continues to pound at the tile as the Librarian resumes his stamping, still puzzled by the SOUND ECHOING through the library.
Finally INDY breaks the tile. As he bends to remove the pieces of broken tile, a TWO-FOOT SQUARE HOLE IS REVEALED.
Cold air and a wet, rancid smell escape from the hole.
You don't disappoint, Doctor Jones. You're a great deal like your father.
Except he's lost, and I'm not.
Lower me down.
INDY is impressed with Elsa's spirit, and cooperates agreeably-holding her by the hands and lowering her into the hole. When her feet finally touch ground below, Indy releases his grip on her and slips the Grail Diary to BRODY.
Look after this for me, will you?
Then INDY disappears into the hole.
INT. CATACOMBS BELOW LIBRARY - DAY
INDY jumps down a steep step. He reaches back to help ELSA.
INDY and ELSA glance around. This is really a horrid place. Dark and dank. foul smelling. Elsa turns. She removes a cigarette lighter with a unique ivory four-leaf clover design.
INDY and ELSA inspect markings carved onto the walls.
Pagan symbols. Fourth or Fifth Century.
Right. Six hundred years before the Crusades.
The Christians would have dug their own passages and burial chambers centuries later.
INDY takes the lighter from her and lights their way down a dark passageway.
That's right. If there's a Knight of the First Crusade entombed down here, that's where we'll find him.
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
THREE MEN carrying guns make their way down the spiral staircase toward an unsuspecting BRODY. One of the Men, KAZIM, raises his gun and brings it down hard on Brody's head.
Ohhhh. . .
KAZIM gestures with his gun toward the now-unconscious BRODY. The other two men take Brody's hands and drag him into one of the book-lined aisles.