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Raiders of the Lost Arkby: Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 1980s • AFI.100 • feature • free • Indiana.Jones • Lawrence.Kasdan.story • directed by: Steven.Spielberg • stars: Harrison.Ford • Karen.Allen • Paul.Freeman
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Harrison Ford breathes life into another icon when he picks up the whip and fedora offered by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan. I talk about the film’s origins and episodic nature, call it “nearly perfect,” and point out its various imperfections. I ponder the nature of the triple villain and the character arc that Indy travels. I compare it to romantic comedies and serials of the 1930s and ’40s, and to the other Indiana Jones films. I say 1935 a couple of times when I mean 1936. I say Martin Scorsese directed Tucker when I mean Francis Ford Coppola. And I squeeze in a reference to Yakima Canutt.