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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Episode #44

Paramount Pictures released Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to theaters on June 12, 1981. Steven Spielberg directs the film which stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Summary

In the late 1970’s, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were basking in their mutual successes of Star Wars and Jaws. The two influential directors were vacationing at Lucas’ ewok farm in Hawaii when Spielberg told Lucas that he wanted to direct a James Bond film.

Lucas told him that he had a better idea: a womanizing, archaeologist by the name of Indiana Smith who travels the world seeking ancient artifacts and fighting Nazis. Spielberg jumped at the idea, and the genesis of Raiders of the Lost Ark began.

The heroic story begins in 1936 in a thick Peruvian jungle. Our anti-hero, the archaeologist Indiana Jones, played to perfection by Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, is in search of ancient fertility idol that lies within a hidden jungle temple. The temple is protected by various booby-traps that only the astute Indy is clever enough to figure out. Well, almost figure out.

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Paramount Pictures released Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to theaters on June 12, 1981. Steven Spielberg directs the film which stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman.

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  1. Just a little correction. Guy in the bible died from touching the ark not just because he accidentally touched it. He was disobedient as to the way he tried to transport it, instead of using the poles as depicted in the movie, he chose to put it on a cart. When the cart was disturbed and the ark almost fell over, he tried to stop it from falling. I just remember reading that as a kid and thinking it was unfair, until I read the full context and saw that it was from his disobedience not just the touching of the ark

    1. Hi Lei. You make me want to read some Old Testament Bible. Thank you for listening and commenting. I love what you have to say. 🙂

      1. Aww. Thanks. You too. You’re brave for being the only girl on most of the discussions, and I usually agree with all of your picks. I also get a little upset when the guys trash on movies you love. Keep up the good work.

        1. I have been picking on Lori’s movies since high school. She knows I respect her opinion, just not her movies, especially Gigi. Behind the scenes, she gives as good as she gets.

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