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Old January 26 2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark....

I can't believe it's been years since I've seen this. But this afternoon I popped in the dvd and once more enjoyed a helluva ride with Indiana Jones in the first and absolute best film of the franchise...from back before it was a franchise. Yeah, there are some liberties taken and moments of really pushing the envelope of credibility, but after all these years this is still a solid, rollicking adventure deserving of classic status. A damned fine made-for-fun movie that can easily stand against today's cgi laden spectacles. I remember seeing this new at the University Theatre in Toronto in 1981---and it stills feels just as fresh and riotous as it was then.



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Old January 26 2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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Re: Raiders Of The Lost Ark....

Ya know, I never noticed the position of his gun holster in that poster until today.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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I watched this the other day. I love it when that guy's face melts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ythpzsu18
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Old January 27 2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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Re: Raiders Of The Lost Ark....

This was in my local theater for at least six months, maybe more.
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Old January 27 2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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Hard to think that this film is circa thirty years old.
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Old January 27 2013, 01:05 AM   #6
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Re: Raiders Of The Lost Ark....

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I watched this the other day. I love it when that guy's face melts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ythpzsu18
Spoilers!!!
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Old January 27 2013, 01:30 AM   #7
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This was in my local theater for at least six months, maybe more.
Even though it came out in the summer of 1981, I first saw it in the theater on New Years Day in 1982. I wish movies nowadays stuck around in theaters a little longer.

I remember ET was played locally for over a year.
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Old January 27 2013, 01:35 AM   #8
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...and moments of really pushing the envelope of credibility...
True. Unfortunately the sequels were far worse offenders in that area, such as riding a blowup raft from the peaks of the Himalayas down into the jungles of India in about two minutes. And the "Nuked the Fridge" scene.
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Old January 27 2013, 03:41 AM   #9
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Re: Raiders Of The Lost Ark....

Some fond memories of childhood, but I never rewatch this movie anymore. Doesn't seem to have the impact it used to. I prefer to kind of keep it in the fog of good memories instead of ruin it.

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Old January 27 2013, 04:05 AM   #10
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Re: Raiders Of The Lost Ark....

I guess it kind of wears off if you've watched it a million times. I still love the guy getting run over by the truck though
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Old January 27 2013, 04:07 AM   #11
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I guess it kind of wears off if you've watched it a million times. I still love the guy getting run over by the truck though
Back when they knew how to do stunts instead of that CGI crap these days...
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Old January 27 2013, 04:13 AM   #12
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Watching a film numerous times will obviously diminish its impact. I don't generally watch films like that, even films I really like. And, of course, if you're already familiar with a film then it will never be quite the same as when it was new. But that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy it.

And for me Raiders Of The Lost Ark is one of those films.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:16 AM   #13
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The first movies was excellent! But I like the third one the best.
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Old January 27 2013, 04:52 AM   #14
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I still heart Raiders.
Though it sorta blew my mind when someone pointed out that the end of the movie still would've happen even if Indy wasn't involved in anyway. Which is sorta funny.
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Old January 27 2013, 06:04 AM   #15
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I've seen this in a theater 10 times now, and God knows how often on TV. I still love it.

But now I can't stop myself from reciting the dialogue along with the film.
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