Movie A Day #69: Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  1. Brian in Mesa

    Brian in Mesa BIMâ„¢ Contributor

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    Synopsis: Archeologist and university proffesor Indiana Jones must retrieve the mythic Lost Ark of the Covenant before the it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler who plans on useing its power to guarantee his global conquest.

    Some of the cast:Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, and Alfred Molina.

    I am a huge movie fan so it would be hard to limit myself to a favorite movie of all time. If pressed, I might have to say Raiders of the Lost Ark. An instant classic. Great movie, great acting. Can't tell you how many times I've seen it. I don't have the recently released 4 disc DVD collection yet, but it's on my list.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    This used to be my favorite movie from about 1981 to 1990. Now it's simply a top 20 film. :)

    I love movies like this---a lot of adventure, great characters, a solid story. It doesn't get much better than Raiders.
     
  3. Mike Olbinski

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    And one of the best endings to a movie...all that work, and they take it to a huge warehouse full of God knows what. Loved it.

    I have to say, the entire series was good, and Crusade would be #2 on my list on the trilogy, but close to Raiders.

    Great pick Bim.

    Mike
     
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    Love Raiders, though it is responsible for spawning the cheesy action movie one liner.

    BIM! How bout picking something with a little controversy! Heh.
     
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    Like Spiderman?

    :)

    Kidding Chap...

    Mike
     
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    Great movie.

    One of the best action flicks of all time. I can't wait to get the new DVD set so my son can enjoy them too.
     
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    mdamien13 Go Cardinals! Yay!!!

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    Great choice! Possibly the best action-adventure movie ever. Can't think how this would've been had they gone ahead and cast Tom Selleck as Indiana. The effects don't really hold up today but it's still such a great movie you don't even care.
     
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    Raiders trivia:

    The scene where Indy shoots the swordsman in the bazaar was actually adlibbed--apparently Harrison Ford was extremely sick with the flu that day (you can tell because he looked miserable), so he asked Spielberg if he could just pull out his gun and shoot him because he felt too weak to actually fight. Spielberg said sure, and the rest is history.
     
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    Yeah I remember hearing about that. I love when actors adlib and they catch a great scene. Another great adlib is the scene in Pretty Woman where Richard Gere snaps the jewerly case closed on Julia Roberts fingers. Her reaction is classic and made the scene.

    Sorry about that being slightly off topic.
     
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    I love this movie. Bought the special 4-DVD set - re-watched this one the other night.

    Only part I don't like - like Indy, I am not fond of snakes!
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Re-watched this one for the first time since I was a kid. What a great family adventure movie. Still holds up well.

    Haha. That is great trivia. I love that scene.

    That scene stuck with me over the years; I hate snakes! Just about the only scene I remembered well, and the giant boulder scene.
     
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    First time since??? Honestly, I didn't know that was possible. We don't watch it as often as we used to but I'd guess we watched it at least 50 times in the decade it was released. We've probably watched it another 10 times since the 80's. Of course our son was only 5 or 6 when we first saw it in the theater so he was spearheading the Raiders re-watch movement (along with the Star Wars films).
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Haha, I'm not sure why. Perhaps it took a long time to be released on dvd. Every once in a while one gets by me. :)
     
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    what's weird is I've rewetted Temple Of Doom and Last Crusade a lot more than Raiders, and I know this is heresy, but Last Crusade is my favorite of the three.

    also, the set-pieces in Temple Of Doom are out of this world.
     

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