Film Review in Context for Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Melissa L. Chamberlain
Professor Don Solomon
CTVU 105
04 February 2014
Film Review in Context: The Raiders of the Lost Ark The word “ordinary” simply does not correlate well with the movie Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. This move is the spark that ignites people of all ages into a great love for the action/adventure genre and it takes you on a 115-minute thrill ride. Each scene allows every person watching to have a connection with the storyline. This move has inspired and challenged many writers, directors and producers to challenge their own selves when including archeology, shifting sands, mysteries of the past, heroes and heroines. This is a modern high action/adventure movie; all others must now be measured by it. The movie cost 22 million dollars to make, however it reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It also won numerous awards from ceremonies such as the American Academy Awards, British Academy Awards, Golden Globes and the list goes on. The Raiders of the Lost Ark is number 60 on the top 100 films of all time. The producers, actors, locations of the filmmaking, the reminiscence of the older movie era and the hints of a Christian culture, were all detrimental to the making of this movie. They were the key to success and if any of these main points were changed, the movie would not have prospered.
The Movie Calibrators The real story of Indiana Jones started in 1973 when director George Lucas was looking for ideas for a movie about an archaeologist in a leather jacket, felt fedora with a three-day beard who carries a bullwhip and runs around the globe seeking ancient relics and lost civilizations. After the movie Star Wars, which Lucas directed, was declared a phenomenon, he went on vacation and met Steven Spielberg. Lucas told Spielberg about his movie idea. The details were spilled and immediately following, childhood…...

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