Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #16 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


I was sure I had seen this movie, but apparently I was wrong because I just watched it again the other day and recognized very little.  Obviously I must have seen commercials or something.

What a riot!  It is full of excitement and danger and adventure . . . all ridiculously overplayed.  Loved it!  The race is on to find the lost ark and everybody wants it -- even Hitler.  But who will find it first?

You need something fun and silly to watch . . . watch this!



Academy Awards, USA 1982

Won
Oscar
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Norman Reynolds
Leslie Dilley
Michael Ford 
Best Sound
Bill Varney
Steve Maslow
Gregg Landaker
Roy Charman 
Best Film Editing
Michael Kahn 
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Richard Edlund
Kit West
Bruce Nicholson
Joe Johnston 
Won
Special Achievement Award
Ben Burtt
Richard L. Anderson
For sound effects editing.
Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
Frank Marshall 
Best Director
Steven Spielberg 
Best Cinematography
Douglas Slocombe 
Best Music, Original Score
John Williams