Thursday, May 15, 2008

Desert Island Movie#6- Raiders of the Lost Ark

With the latest Indy movie now out in theaters, I wanted to revisit just how much I love Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders is George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's homage to the old Republic serials which gave viewers thrill-a-minute action and crazy cliffhangers.
It goes without saying that Harrison Ford is perfectly cast as the globe trotting acheologist. He gives Indy a flawed vulnerability that is all but gone in the other Indy films. Spielberg also paces out all the action sequences expertly and never makes it feel too unbelievable or redundant. Put all these elements together with John Williams' rousing music (click on link below) and you've got yourself a winner!

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Larry Levine said...

Raiders is tops in my book!!!

Randeep Katari said...

I recently watched Raiders of the Lost Ark (wayyyy behind on the times) and I totally see what all the fuss is about, LOVED it.
As for your work, fantastic as always, you're a constant inspiration. Can't wait to see more.

Chris Battle said...

Awesome choice.

What a bummer if you were stuck on a desert island with only Kingdom of Crystal Skulls to watch :(