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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Binary Sunset, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is a thread on the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is a great film and I want to discuss any aspect of the film with you guys of the forums.



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  2. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Chosen One star 6

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    i saw it, i liked it.
     
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  3. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I liked how it had moving pictures:p
     
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  4. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    One of the best films ever and possibly my favourite film too.

    The score, the story and the characters are just perfect. It defined the action blockbuster with scene after scene of quality set pieces.

    The comedy hits the mark in this one whilst it may not do in later films.

    I think this is john Williams best work too.
     
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Is there a plan for this thread, or are we just making it up as we go?
     
  6. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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  7. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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    Sallah: "They have not one brain among them. Except for one. He's very clever. He's a French archaeologist.
    Indiana Jones: What's his name?
    Sallah: They call him Bellosh.
    (laughs)
    Indiana Jones: Belloq! Belloq.

    I always liked this quote. I always laugh with Indiana.
     
  8. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My second favorite Spielberg film and my absolute favorite action adventure film. Note perfect.
     
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  9. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Wacky Wednesday Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    This movie is special to me for a lot of reasons. It was an absolute treat to see this with my older sister at a rinky dink theatre when it was released, one of my most favorite film going memories ever.

    It is a wonderfully entertaining movie that has lost none of it's excitement, fun or wonder so many viewings later. I am still a bit disappointed my screenwriting teacher did not use the script for the class.

    But, too, I realize what a strong impact this film has on my writing.

    It's one of the very few perfect films for me. I just love it.
     
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  10. Tarkin's Fuzzy Slippers

    Tarkin's Fuzzy Slippers Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hooray for melting Nazis.
     
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  11. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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    The desert pursuit of the Ark was great.
     
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  12. Andy Wylde

    Andy Wylde Jedi Master star 4

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    When Indy and Sallah discovered the ark, that was a great moment in the film. The music, the spectacle of the ark itself. Also I loved the scenes with the ark itself. How it burned off the swatstika off the wooden crate and had the rats going all haywire. The sound in that specific scene was great too. The beginning sequence was also amazing with the idol. I always laugh at the scene where Indy jumps in the plane to escape and there is a huge snake in there with him. I hate snakes myself, just about as much as he does! So that scene always makes me squirmish.
     
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  13. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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    "There's a big snake in the plane, Jock!"
     
  14. hippie1kenobi

    hippie1kenobi Force Ghost star 4

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    Funny, I have the exact same attachment to this film. Sadly, she lost the Cooler Older Sibling crown when she made me see Amittyville II: The Possession with her (incest subplot in a bad horror flick..some babysitter). When my brother took me to see Return of the Jedi, the title was his for good.
     
  15. Saga Explorer

    Saga Explorer Jedi Knight star 3

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    Memorable film ,an amazing action-packed ,funny and deep adventure and one of the best motion pictures in cinema's history IMO .(I could write more but now I'm too lazy:p)
    It feels more like a regular film and the others in the series feel more like Indiana Jones movies.(I don't mean that its bad but the others are more about the character of Indy IMO)
    The ending is still amazing/climatic and in a way terrifying.
     
  16. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Is it me or does Indy have very few lines in Raiders compared to the other films?
     
  17. ObiAlKenobi

    ObiAlKenobi Jedi Knight star 3

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    One of the few perfect movies for me. I love Raiders (as you can tell from my art piece I did that's my avatar). The actors were perfectly cast. From the main characters to the supporting ones (how great was Toth? Even the random Nazis were cast just right) to the music, storyline, pacing, action, etc.

    It truly captured that feeling of going to the movies and escaping for two hours in pure cinema goodness.
     
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  18. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I know right. Toht is definitely the Boba Fett of Indiana Jones:p
     
  19. Saga Explorer

    Saga Explorer Jedi Knight star 3

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    I like René Emil Belloq more :p.
    Regardless Major Arnold Toht is still a great villain.
    (BTW IMO Oberst Hermann Dietrich is underrated)
     
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  20. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    What, no love for Gobler?

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  21. Saga Explorer

    Saga Explorer Jedi Knight star 3

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    How could I forget about him ,he was Dietrich's aide though ;).
     
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  22. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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    I list Gobler as the fourth main villain next being the Tough Sergeant.
     
  23. Saga Explorer

    Saga Explorer Jedi Knight star 3

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    Where do you place the First Mechanic(it's actually the second,credits!)?
     
  24. Binary Sunset

    Binary Sunset Jedi Knight star 4

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    I let the cast of villains to be five. The reason is the tough sergeant was worthy and punched Indiana Jones in his bullet wound which is nefarious. I would place him as sixth most likely because he was worthy and did beckon Indiana Jones to fight.
     
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  25. Saga Explorer

    Saga Explorer Jedi Knight star 3

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    1.René Emile Belloq
    2.Major Arnold Toht
    3.Oberst Hermann Dietrich
    4.Gobler
    5.Tough Sergeant
    6.German Mechanic
    7.Giant Sherpa
    8.Otto(Second Nazi)
    9.Mean Mongolian
    10.Ratty Nepalese
    Honorable Mention :Cairo/Arab Swordsman
    The Villains of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    (After the 5/6 these are usually only the henchmen)
     
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