Two generations of Jones, an elegant, lively flashback starring River Phoenix. Sean Connery gives to the movie a thick taste of old-mannered spirit, fighting the nazis with his son, Indy, who becomes sometimes a rival, sometimes a pupil. The Venice set, at the beginning, is amazing: it looks like a turkish, middle eastern city, but George Lucas isnt that interested in showing the marvelous landscape of boats and canals, but its undergrounds, the secret alleys beneath the town, which nonetheless scare Indy to death. The last crusader, standing for 700 years in front of the Graal, symbolizes the last gatekeepers of our traditional cultures. Indiana Jones chooses not to break this bond of tradition, leaving him with the Holy Graal forever. This choice is the last action of the movie, which I'd see as the real farewell to the audience. Never breaking old bonds just in order to achieve some illusory glory.