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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Theatrical reissue poster
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Frank Marshall
George Lucas
Howard Kazanjian
Written by Screenplay:
Lawrence Kasdan
Story:
George Lucas
Philip Kaufman
Starring Harrison Ford
Karen Allen
Paul Freeman
John Rhys-Davies
Ronald Lacey
Wolf Kahler
Denholm Elliott
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Editing by Michael Kahn
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) United States:
June 12, 1981
United Kingdom:
July 30, 1981
Australia:
August 13, 1981
Running time 115 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million (estimated)
Gross revenue $384,140,454[1]
Followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford. It is the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise, and pits Indiana Jones (played by Ford) against the Nazis, who search for the Ark of the Covenant, to make their army invincible. Indiana and the Nazis search for a medallion, owned by Indy's old flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), which will pinpoint the Well of Souls in Egypt, the Ark's resting place. The film also starred Paul Freeman as Indiana's nemesis, French archaeologist Rene Belloq, John Rhys-Davies as Indiana's sidekick Sallah, and Denholm Elliott as Indiana's colleague, Marcus Brody. Raiders of the Lost Ark was a video game created for the Atari 2600 and based on the movie of the same name. ... 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The film's origins came from Lucas' desire to create a modern version of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s. Spielberg originally suggested casting Ford as Jones, but Lucas objected, stating that he did not want the actor, who he'd previously cast as Han Solo in the Star Wars trilogy, to be constantly associated with his films. Lucas persuaded Spielberg to look for someone else and Tom Selleck was cast in the role, but he was unavailable because of his commitment to the television series Magnum, P.I. Production was based at Elstree Studios, England, and filming also took place in La Rochelle, Tunisia, Hawaii and the United States from June to September 1980. DVD front cover for The Adventures of Captain Marvel, one of the most celebrated serials for both Republic Pictures and of the sound era in general. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the series. ... Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actor, screenwriter and film producer, best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I. He is recognizable by his 6 4 height and trademark moustache. ... Magnum, P.I. is an American television show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a fictional private investigator living in Oahu, Hawaii. ... Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see La Rochelle (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


When released on June 12, 1981, the $20 million (USD) film was a huge success, easily the highest grossing film of 1981, earning $384 million worldwide, and, at the time, one of the highest-grossing movies ever made. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1982 and won four (Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration). The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike leading to three additional films, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as well as The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing films. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the film. ... Indy 4 redirects here. ... The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, also known as The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, is an Emmy Award-winning American television series that ran from 1992 to 1993. ...

Contents

Plot

In 1936, in the Peruvian jungle, archaeologist/treasure hunter Indiana Jones braves several booby traps to retrieve a golden idol from an ancient temple. After escaping a giant boulder, he finds rival archaeologist Rene Belloq waiting outside with a group of Hovitos, the local indigenous people. Surrounded and outnumbered, Jones is forced to give up the artifact to Belloq. Jones escapes from Belloq and the Hovitos after a jungle pursuit and flying away on a waiting seaplane. Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia Jungle usually refers to a dense forest in a hot climate, such as a tropical rainforest. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... Rene Belloq is a fictional archeologist from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery. ...

Indiana Jones attempts to take the idol in the opening of the film.
Indiana Jones attempts to take the idol in the opening of the film.

At the American college where he teaches archaeology, Jones meets with two Army intelligence agents who reveal that the Nazis, in their quest for occult power, are searching for Abner Ravenwood, Jones’ former mentor. Ravenwood is the foremost expert on the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis, rediscovered by the Nazis and believed to be where the Pharaoh Shishaq brought the Ark of the Covenant, a chest the Israelites built to contain the fragments of the Ten Commandments. Jones surmises that the Nazis seek Ravenwood because he possesses the headpiece to the Staff of Ra, a key artifact essential in pinpointing the Ark’s resting place within the city. His colleague Marcus Brody explains that, according to legend, the power of the Ark can make any army invincible. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... The pyramids are the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt. ... Tanis or The ruins of Tanis in 2004 Tanis (Τάνις), the Greek name of ancient Djanet (modern صان الحجر Ṣān al-Ḥaǧar), is a city in the north-eastern Nile delta of Egypt. ... Shishak (Hebrew: שישק, Tiberian: []) or Shishaq is the biblical Hebrew form of the ancient Egyptian name of a pharaoh. ... A late 19th-century artists conception of the Ark of the Covenant, employing a Renaissance cassone for the Ark and cherubim as latter-day Christian angels. ... For other uses, see Ten Commandments (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ra (disambiguation). ... Marcus Brody is a fictional character appearing in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. ...


Jones flies to Nepal, only to find that Ravenwood has died, and the headpiece is in the possession of Ravenwood's daughter Marion, Indy's embittered former lover. The tavern is stormed by Nazis, led by sadistic Nazi agent Toht. A firefight immediately breaks out, burning Marion's tavern to the ground, and searing the face of the medallion onto Toht's hand. Jones and Marion narrowly escape with the headpiece, and the two travel to Cairo and meet up with Sallah, a skilled Egyptian digger who knows where the Nazis, now being assisted by Belloq and a replica of the headpiece, are digging for the Ark. In a Cairo bazaar Nazi operatives kidnap Marion and fake her death in front of Jones. That evening, Sallah and Jones decipher the carvings on the headpiece to determine the Staff's length – which are written on both its sides. Belloq made his single-sided replica using Toht's scarred hand. They realize that the Nazis' staff is too long, causing them to dig in the wrong place. Marion Ravenwood is a fictional character from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Major Arnold Toht is a fictional character from the 1981 Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Sallah is a fictional character in the Indiana Jones trilogy. ... The Grand Timcheh of Qoms Bazaar. ...

Indiana and Sallah lift up the Ark of the Covenant
Indiana and Sallah lift up the Ark of the Covenant

Infiltrating the dig, Indy sneaks into the map room, which contains a scale model of the city of Tanis. According to legend, the headpiece would reveal the exact location of the Well of Souls, the chamber containing the Ark, by focusing daylight onto the city mock-up at a certain time of day. Although Sallah is nearly exposed and captured in the attempt, Indy successfully acquires the location. He and Sallah gather a small crew and begin to dig at the correct location. After several hours, they break through the roof of the buried Well of Souls. Jones is lowered to the floor of the temple and finds it infested with multitudes of poisonous Egyptian asps, of which he is deathly afraid. After he and Sallah hoist the Ark out of the temple, Belloq and the Nazis appear and take possession of the Ark. Marion is tossed into the Well with Jones, and they are sealed in. The duo manage to escape, emerging aboveground in time to find a Luftwaffe flying wing being prepared to transport the Ark to Berlin. After a brief fight, the plane is destroyed. The Ark is put on a truck to Cairo, where it will be shipped to Berlin. Stealing a horse, Jones pursues the convoy escorting the truck, seizes control of the vehicle and, after an extended pursuit, escapes with the Ark. That evening, Jones and Marion leave Sallah to escort the Ark to England onboard the tramp steamer Bantu Wind. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Well of Souls can mean several things: 1. ... Binomial name Cerastes vipera (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms [Coluber] vipera - Linnaeus, 1758 Aspis Cleopatrae - Laurenti, 1768 Vipera Aegyptia - Latreille In Sonnini & Latreille, 1801 Vipera aegyptiaca - Daudin, 1803 Aspis Cleopatra - Gray, 1842 Cerastes Richiei - Gray, 1842 Echidna atricauda - Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 Vipera Avicennae - Jan, 1859 V[ipera]. (Echidna) Avicennae... Ophidiophobia or Ophiophobia refers to the fear of snakes. ...   (German IPA: ) is a generic German term for an air force. ... A Northrop YB-49 flying wing. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A tramp steamer, or tramp for short, is any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call. ...


The next morning, a Nazi U-boat commanded by Belloq and Nazi officer Dietrich stops the ship. Marion and the Ark are removed, while Jones covertly boards the U-boat. He follows Belloq and the Ark to an isolated island, where they plan to test the power of the Ark before presenting it to the Führer. Threatening to destroy the Ark with a rocket launcher, Jones demands that the Nazis free Marion. Belloq calls his bluff, claiming that Indy, as an archaeologist, wants to see it opened as badly as Belloq; Jones is forced to surrender. Marion and Indy are tied up while Belloq performs a ceremonial opening of the Ark. Spirits emerge from within; Indy, aware of the supernatural danger of looking at the opened Ark, warns Marion to close her eyes. Belloq and the Nazis, who do not look away, are violently killed by the Ark's supernatural powers, and the Ark closes itself once more with a crack of thunder. Back in Washington, D.C., the two Army intelligence men tell a suspicious Jones that "top men" are carefully studying the Ark. In reality, the Ark is sealed in a wooden crate and stored in a giant government warehouse filled with countless similar crates. U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Government Warehouse at the end of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. ...


Production

Development

In 1973, George Lucas wrote The Adventures of Indiana Smith.[2] Like Star Wars, it was an opportunity to create a modern version of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s.[3] Lucas discussed the concept with Philip Kaufman, who worked with him for several weeks and came up with the Ark of the Covenant as the plot device.[4] Kaufman was told about the Ark by his dentist when he was a child.[5] The project was stalled when Clint Eastwood hired Kaufman to direct The Outlaw Josey Wales.[4] In late May 1977, Lucas was in Maui, trying to escape the enormous success of Star Wars. Friend and colleague Steven Spielberg was also there, on holiday from work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. While building a sand castle at Mauna Kea,[6] Spielberg expressed an interest in directing a James Bond film. Lucas convinced his friend Spielberg that he had conceived a character "better than James Bond" and explained the concept of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Spielberg loved it, calling it "a James Bond film without the hardware",[7] although Spielberg told Lucas that the surname Smith was not right for the character, Lucas replied "OK. What about Jones?". Indiana was the name of Lucas's dog.[3] George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... DVD front cover for The Adventures of Captain Marvel, one of the most celebrated serials for both Republic Pictures and of the sound era in general. ... Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is a film director and screenwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... A late 19th-century artists conception of the Ark of the Covenant, employing a Renaissance cassone for the Ark and cherubim as latter-day Christian angels. ... A plot device is an element introduced into a story to solely to advance or resolve the plot of the story. ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 revisionist Western movie set at the end of the American Civil War starring Clint Eastwood (as the eponymous Josey Wales), Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson, Sheb Wooley, and Royal... For other uses, see Maui (disambiguation). ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... This article is about the film; for the definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, one of five volcanoes which together form the island of Hawaii. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Jones is a popular family name that comes from the term son of John, but can also be attributed to the name Jonah. ...


The following year, Lucas focused on developing Raiders and the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, during which Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Marshall joined the project as screenwriter and producer respectively. Between January 23-January 27, 1978 for nine hours a day, Lucas, Kasdan and Spielberg discussed the story and visual ideas. Spielberg came up with Jones being chased by a boulder,[3] and Lucas came up with a submarine, a monkey giving the Nazi salute, and Marion punching Jones in Nepal.[7] Kasdan used a 100 page transcript of their conversations for his first script draft,[8] which he worked on for six months.[3] Ultimately some of their ideas were too grand and had to be cut: a mine chase,[9] an escape in Shanghai using a rolling gong as a shield,[10] and a jump from an airplane in a raft, all of which made it into the prequel.[3] Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... Frank Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is an American movie producer and director, often working in collaboration with Kathleen Kennedy. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roman salute is a closed finger, flat-palm-down hand raised at an angle (usually 45 degrees) and was used by the Roman Republic. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... This article is about the film. ...


Spielberg and Lucas disagreed on the character: although Lucas saw him as a Bondian playboy, Kasdan and Spielberg felt the professor and adventurer elements of the character made him complex enough. Spielberg had darker visions of Jones, interpreting him as an alcoholic similar to Humphrey Bogart's character Fred C. Dobbs in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This characterization fell away during the later drafts.[7] Spielberg also initially conceived of Toht with a robotic arm, which Lucas rejected as falling into science-fiction. Comic book artist Jim Steranko was also commissioned to produce original illustrations for pre-production, which heavily influenced Spielberg's decisions in both the look of the film and the character of Indiana Jones himself.[11] King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... Bogart redirects here. ... The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is John Hustons 1948 black and white adaptation of B. Travens eponymous 1927 novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre , in which two American down-and-outers (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) in 1920s Mexico hook up with an old-timer (Walter... Captain America #111 (March 1969): Sterankos signature surrealism. ... This article is about the fictional character. ...


As The Empire Strikes Back began post-production in September 1979, Lucas made a deal with Paramout Pictures to produce five Indiana Jones films. By April 1980, Kasdan's fifth draft was produced, and production was getting ready to shoot at Elstree Studios, with Lucas trying to keep costs down.[12] With four illustrators, Raiders of the Lost Ark was Spielberg's most storyboarded film of his career to date, further helping the film economically, and he and Lucas agreed on a tight schedule to stylistically follow the "quick and dirty" feel of the Saturday matinée serials.[3] "We didn't do 30 or 40 takes — production; usually only four. It was like silent film — shoot only what you need, no waste," Spielberg said. "Had I had more time and money, it would have turned out a pretentious movie." Lucas also directed some of the second unit.[13] Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ... Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of previsualizing a motion graphic or interactive media sequence, including website interactivity. ... In film, the second unit is a separate team that shoots footage which is of lesser importance for the final motion picture, as opposed to the first unit, which shoots all scenes involving actors, or at least the stars of the film. ...


Filming

Filming began on June 23, 1980 at La Rochelle, France, for scenes involving the Nazi submarine,[12] which was rented from the movie Das Boot. The U-boat pen was a genuine one that had survived from World War II.[3] The crew moved to Elstree Studios[12] for scenes involving the Well of Souls, the interiors of the temple in the opening sequence and Marion Ravenwood's bar.[14] The Well of Souls required 7,000 snakes, though the only poisonous snakes on set were the cobras. However, one crew member was bitten by a python on set.[3] To shoot the scene where Indiana comes face-to-face with the cobra, a glass sheet was put between Ford and the animal, partially visible when the light hits it at a certain angle.[3] Unlike the character he portrayed, Ford does not actually have a fear of snakes; Spielberg was not afraid either, but seeing all the snakes on the set writhing around made him "want to puke".[3] The opening sequence featured live tarantulas: Alfred Molina had to have many put on him, but they did not move until a female tarantula was introduced. A fibreglass boulder 22 feet in diameter was made for the scene where Indiana escapes the temple; Spielberg was so impressed by production designer Norman Reynolds' realization of his idea that he told Reynolds to increase the length of the boulder run by 50ft.[15] is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see La Rochelle (disambiguation). ... For the song Das Boot, see U96. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ... Well of Souls can mean several things: 1. ... Marion Ravenwood is a fictional character from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... Cobra may mean: A cobra, a venomous snake. ... This article is about angles in geometry. ... Genera Subfamily Acanthopelminae Acanthopelma Subfamily Aviculariinae Avicularia Subfamily Eumenophorinae Citharischius Phoneyusa Subfamily Harpactirinae Pterinochilus Subfamily Ischnocolinae Subfamily Ornithoctoninae Cyriopagopus Haplopelma Subfamily Poecilotheriinae Poecilotheria Subfamily Selenocosmiinae Chilobrachys Psalmopoeus Subfamily Selenogyrinae Subfamily Stromatopelminae Heteroscodra Subfamily Theraphosinae Acanthoscurria Aphonopelma Brachypelma Chromatopelma Eupalaestrus Grammostola Lasiodora Megaphobema Nhandu Theraphosa Subfamily Thrigmopoeinae Tarantulas are spiders belonging... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of both the stage and screen. ... There is a disputed proposal to merge this article with glass-reinforced plastic. ...


All of the scenes set in Egypt and the canyon where Indiana threatens to blow up the Ark were filmed in Tunisia; many of the locations were used in the Tatooine scenes from Star Wars, since many people in the location crew were the same for both films.[3] Notably, that canyon was the exact same location wherein R2-D2 was attacked by Jawas.[3] Filming there was a harsh experience due to the heat and disease. Several members of the cast and crew fell ill; Rhys-Davies in particular defecated in his costume during one shot.[3] Spielberg was never ill, as he only ate tinned foods from England.[3] Spielberg did not like the area and quickly pushed forward a scheduled six-week shoot to four-and-a-half weeks. Much was improvised there: the scene wherein Marion puts on her dress and attempts to leave Belloq's tent was improvised, as was the entire plane fight. During shooting of that scene, Ford tore his cruciate ligament in his left leg as a wheel went over his knee, but he did not accept medical help and simply put ice over it.[3] The fight scenes in the town were filmed in Kairouan; by then Ford was suffering from dysentery. He had enough, and did not want to shoot a fight scene between Indiana and a swordsman. He said to Spielberg "Why don't we just shoot the sucker?" Spielberg agreed, scrapped the rest of the fight scene, and filmed the gag of Indiana quickly shooting the swordsman.[16] The truck chase was shot entirely by the second-unit who mostly followed Spielberg's storyboards, though they decided to add Indiana being dragged by the truck. Spielberg shot all the close-ups with Ford afterwards.[3] In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and Ben Kenobi, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... Kairouan (Arabic القيروان) (also known as Kairwan, Kayrawan, Al Qayrawan) is a muslim holy city which ranks after Mecca and Medina as a place of pilgrimage. ... Dysentery (formerly known as flux or the bloody flux) is an infection of the digestive system that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and blood in the feces and is typically the result of unsanitary water containing micro-organisms which damage the intestinal lining. ...


The interior staircase set in Washington, D.C. was filmed inside of San Francisco's City Hall. The University of the Pacific, located in Stockton, California, stands in for the exterior of the college where Jones works, while his classroom and the hall where he meets the American intelligence men was filmed at the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Hertfordshire, England. His home exteriors were filmed in the city of San Rafael, California.[14] The opening exteriors were filmed in Kauai, Hawaii, with Spielberg wrapping in September, finishing under schedule in 73 days, in contrast to his previous film, 1941.[7][12] The Washington, D.C. exterior was not included in early edits and, although it appeared in early drafts of the script, was actually added later when it was realised that there was no resolution to Indy's relationship with Marion.[17] Shots of the Douglas DC-3 Indy flies on to Nepal were taken from Lost Horizon, while a street scene was cut from a shot in The Hindenburg.[13] For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... San Francisco redirects here. ... San Francisco City Hall in Summer 2003. ... Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Royal Masonic School The Royal Masonic School for girls is an independent school in Rickmansworth, England with both day and boarding pupils. ... San Rafael (IPA: ; originally IPA: ), is the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. ... Kauai from space (NASA image) Kaua‘i (usually called Kauai outside the Hawaiian Islands) is the oldest and fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands. ... 1941 is Steven Spielbergs fourth theatrical film, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. ... The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Lost Horizon is a 1973 musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, Bobby Van, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey, James Shigeta and Charles Boyer. ... The Hindenburg (1975) is a movie based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. ...


Effects

Special effects were provided by Industrial Light & Magic. These largely featured in the climactic sequence where the Ark of the Covenant is opened and spirits come out to attack the Nazis. The melting of Toht's head was done by exposing a wax model of Ronald Lacey's head to a heat lamp with an under cranked camera, while Dietrich's crushed head was a hollow model from which air was withdrawn. To avoid an R rating, fire was double exposed over Belloq's exploding head. The spirits were shot underwater for a ghostly look.[18] Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Ben Burtt was sound effects supervisor, picking a 30-30 Winchester rifle for the sound of Jones' gun; for the various punching noises throughout the film, leather jackets and baseball gloves were whacked by a baseball bat to continue the comic-bookish feel of the film. For the snakes in the Well of Souls sequence, cheese casserole and sponges were used for the slithering, while lifting a toilet tank was used for the sound of opening the Ark. Burtt used a synthesizer for the sounds of the Ark, and mixed dolphins' and sea lions' screams for those of the spirits within.[19] Ben Burtt (born July 12, 1948 in Syracuse, New York) is the archetypal sound designer (a term he invented) and sound editor for many famous and noteworthy films, as well as directing an Oscar-nominated documentary. ... The . ... The Doom comic. ...


Cast

  • Harrison Ford stars as Indiana Jones, an adventurous archaeology professor who often embarks on perilous adventures to obtain rare artifacts. Jones initially claims he has no belief in the supernatural, only to have his skepticism challenged when he discovers the Ark. Spielberg suggested casting Harrison Ford as Jones, but Lucas objected, stating that he did not want Ford to become his "Bobby De Niro" or "that guy I put in all my movies", a reference to Martin Scorsese, who often worked with De Niro.[3] Desiring a lesser known actor, Lucas persuaded Spielberg to help him search for a new talent. Among the actors who auditioned were Tim Matheson, Peter Coyote, John Shea and Tom Selleck. Selleck was originally cast in the role, but he was unavailable for the part because of his commitment to the television series Magnum, P.I.[3] In June 1980, three weeks away from filming,[20] Spielberg persuaded Lucas to cast Ford after producers Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy were impressed by his performance as Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back.[12]
  • Paul Freeman as Dr. René Belloq. Jones' arch nemesis, Belloq is also an archaeologist after the Ark, but he is working for the Nazis. He intends to harness the power of the Ark himself before Hitler could, but he is killed by the supernatural powers of the Ark after opening it when his head explodes.
  • Ronald Lacey as Major Toht. Toht is an interrogator for the Nazis, who tries to torture Marion Ravenwood for the headpiece of the Staff of Ra. He only manages to obtain one side of it through a burn in his hand. He is killed by the supernatural powers of the Ark when his face melts. Lacey was cast as he reminded Spielberg of Peter Lorre.[3] Klaus Kinski was offered the role, but he hated the script.[22]
  • John Rhys-Davies as Sallah. Sallah is "the best digger in Cairo", and has been hired by the Nazis to help them excavate Tanis. Although he is suspicious of the Ark's power, he is an old friend of Indiana Jones, and agrees to help him obtain the Ark. Initially, Spielberg approached Danny DeVito to play Sallah, but could not play the part due to scheduling conflicts. Spielberg cast Rhys-Davies after seeing his performance in Shogun.[3]
  • Denholm Elliott as Dr. Marcus Brody. Marcus is a museum curator, and buys whatever artifacts Indiana obtains for display in his museum. The US governmental agents approach him in regards to recovering the Ark, and he sets up a meeting between them and Indiana Jones. Spielberg hired Elliott as he was a big fan of him.[3]
  • Wolf Kahler as Colonel Dietrich. Dietrich is a ruthless Nazi officer leading the operation to secure the Ark. He is killed by the supernatural powers of the Ark when his head implodes.
  • Alfred Molina, in his film debut, as Satipo. Satipo is one of Jones's guides through the South American jungle. He betrays Jones and steals the golden idol, but is killed by one of the traps in the temple.

Producer Frank Marshall played a pilot in the airplane fight sequence. The stunt team was ill, so he took the role instead. The result was three days in a hot cockpit, which he joked was over "140 degrees".[3] Pat Roach plays the large mechanic with whom Jones brawls in this sequence, as well as Toht's henchman in Marion's bar. He had the rare opportunity to be killed twice in one movie.[23] Special-effects supervisor Dennis Muren made a cameo on the plane Indiana Jones takes to Nepal.[18] For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... This article is about the fictional character. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... Tim Matheson, an American actor, was born Timothy Lewis Matthieson on December 31, 1947, in Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ... Peter Coyote (born October 10, 1941) is an American actor and author, and has narrated many documentaries and audio books. ... John Shea as Lex Luthor. ... Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actor, screenwriter and film producer, best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I. He is recognizable by his 6 4 height and trademark moustache. ... Magnum, P.I. is an American television show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a fictional private investigator living in Oahu, Hawaii. ... Producer Kathleen Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy (b. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress most famous for her roles in the films National Lampoons Animal House (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Starman (1984), and The Sandlot (1993). ... Marion Ravenwood is a fictional character from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... John Shea as Lex Luthor. ... National Lampoons Animal House is a 1978 comedy film in which a misfit group of fraternity boys take on the system at their college. ... Mary Sean Young (born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 20, 1959) is an American actress. ... Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an Academy Award- nominated American actress. ... Paul Freeman (born January 18, 1943) is a British actor. ... Hitler redirects here. ... Ronald Lacey (June 18, 1935 - May 15, 1991) was born in the suburbs of London. ... Toht is a fictional character, created for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, Toht is a sadistic and noisome Nazi agent, likely connected to the Gestapo. ... Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964), born László Löwenstein, was an Hungarian[1] - Austrian - American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. ... Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926 – November 23, 1991) was a German actor, famous for his ability to project onscreen intensity, and for his explosive temperament. ... John Rhys-Davies (born May 5, 1944) is an English actor best known for his supporting roles as the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films, and the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (in which he also voiced the towering Ent, Treebeard). ... Sallah is a fictional character in the Indiana Jones trilogy. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Rodrigues & Blackthorne aboard Toranagas galley Lord Ishido Toranaga sits in audience, shortly after the earthquake. ... Elliott in The Signal-Man Denholm Mitchell Elliott (May 31, 1922 – October 6, 1992) was a distinguished British actor, well known for his appearances on stage, film and television. ... Marcus Brody is a fictional character appearing in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. ... Wolf Kahler (born 26 April 1946) is a German actor. ... In the fictional universe of Indiana Jones, Colonel Dietrich is an officer in the German Wehrmacht assigned to Tanis, Egypt, in 1936. ... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of both the stage and screen. ... Frank Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is an American movie producer and director, often working in collaboration with Kathleen Kennedy. ... Patrick Roach (May 19, 1937 – July 17, 2004) was a wrestler and actor from Birmingham, United Kingdom. ... Dennis Muren (born November 1, 1946) is an American film special effects artist, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ...


Soundtrack

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John Williams composed the score for Raiders of the Lost Ark, which most notably features the well-known "Raiders' March." This piece came to symbolize Indiana Jones and was later used in Williams' scores for the other three films. Williams originally wrote two different candidates for Indy's theme, but Spielberg enjoyed them so much that he insisted that both be used together in what became the Raiders' March.[24] The alternately eerie and apocalyptic theme for the Ark of the Covenant is also heard frequently in the score, with a more romantic melody representing Marion and, more broadly, her relationship with Indy. The score as a whole received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score, but lost to Vangelis's iconic synth-based score for Chariots of Fire. For other persons named John Williams, see John Williams (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links John_Williams_The_Raiders'_March_from_Raiders_of_the_Lost_Ark. ... The soundtrack to Raiders of the Lost Ark was released by PolyGram in 1981. ... Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου IPA: ) (var. ... Chariots of Fire is a British film released in 1981. ...


Release

Reception

When released on June 12, 1981 the $20 million film was a huge success, easily the highest grossing film (earning $384 million worldwide) of that year, and, at the time, one of the highest-grossing movies ever made.[25] It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1982 and won four (Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration). It also won a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing, bringing the total Oscars to five. It won numerous other awards, including a Grammy and Best Picture at the People's Choice Awards. Spielberg was also nominated for a Golden Globe.[26] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ...


The film opened to mostly positive reviews from critics. In his review for the New York Times, Vincent Canby praised the film, calling it, "one of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made."[27] Roger Ebert in his review for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Two things, however, make Raiders of the Lost Ark more than just a technological triumph: its sense of humor and the droll style of its characters [...] We find ourselves laughing in surprise, in relief, in incredulity at the movie's ability to pile one incident upon another in an inexhaustible series of inventions."[28] He later added it to his list of "Great Movies".[29] Stephen Klain of Variety also praised the film. However, he felt that the film was surprisingly violent and bloody for a PG-rated film.[30] Rolling Stone said the film was "the ultimate Saturday action matinee–a film so funny and exciting it can be enjoyed any day of the week."[31] Bruce Williamson of Playboy claimed: "There's more excitement in the first ten minutes of Raiders than any movie I have seen all year. By the time the explosive misadventures end, any movie-goer worth his salt ought to be exhausted."[32] However, Pauline Kael found the film "impersonal"[29] and the fast pacing was "like being put through a Cuisinart."[32] Today, the film is considered to be a classic of the action and adventure genres by many contemporary critics and carries a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[33] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Vincent Canby (July 27, 1924 – September 15, 2000) was an American film critic. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... This article is about the magazine. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. ... Cuisinart is a brand of small kitchen appliances. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Impact

Following the box office success of Raiders, two more feature films were produced: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a prequel, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. A TV series, entitled The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, was also spun off from this film, and details the early years of the character. Another sequel, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released on May 22, 2008. Numerous other books, comics, and video games have also been produced. This article is about the film. ... This article is about the film. ... The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, also known as The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, is an Emmy Award-winning American television series that ran from 1992 to 1993. ... Indy 4 redirects here. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... In 1981, Marvel Comics released a comic adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. ...


In 1998, the American Film Institute placed the film at number 60 on its top 100 films of the first century of cinema. In 1999, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Indiana Jones has become an icon, being listed as Entertainment Weekly's third favorite action hero, while noting "some of the greatest action scenes ever filmed are strung together like pearls" in this film.[34] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


An amateur shot-for-shot remake was made by Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb, then children in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It took the boys seven years to finish, from 1982-1989. After production of the film, called Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, wrapped in 1989, it was shelved and forgotten until 2003, where it was discovered by Eli Roth[35] and acclaimed by Spielberg himself[36] who congratulated the boys on their hard work and said he looked forward to seeing their names on the big screen.[37] Scott Rudin and Paramount Pictures have purchased the trio's life rights and will be producing a film based on their adventures making their remake.[38] Location of city of Ocean Springs, Mississippi (right) on the Gulf of Mexico Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, about 2 miles east of Biloxi. ... Eli Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. ... Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer and theatre producer known for his award-winning films and Broadway plays and also for his legendary temper. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


Merchandise

The only video game based exclusively on this movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark, released in 1982 by Atari for their Atari 2600 console. The first third of the video game Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures, released in 1994 by JVC for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System, is based entirely on the film. Several sequences from the film are reproduced (the boulder run and the showdown with the Cairo Swordsman among them); however, several inconsistencies with the film are present in the game, such as Nazi soldiers and bats being present in the Well of Souls sequence, for example. The game was developed by LucasArts and Factor 5. In Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine a bonus level brings Indy back to 'Peru, South America' from this movie. He can explore the cave and he discovers another hidden idol. LucasArts released Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures on June 3, 2008 in North America and June 6, 2008 in Europe to coincide with the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Lego also released several building sets based on the film in early 2008. Computer and video games redirects here. ... This article is about a video game for the Atari 2600 video game console. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... Indiana Jones Greatest Adventures was a game based on the Indiana Jones trilogy released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, developed by Factor 5 and published by JVC Musical Industries, Inc. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... Factor 5 is a software and video game developer that is best known for the Star Wars series Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. ... Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine is a video game for the Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Color based on the character and film series Indiana Jones. ... -1... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... North American redirects here. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Indy 4 redirects here. ... For other uses, see Lego (disambiguation). ... For the upcoming video game, see Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. ...


In 1981, Kenner released a 12-inch doll of Indiana Jones, and the following year they released nine action figures of the characters in the film, three playsets as well as toys of the Nazi truck and Indy's horse. They also released a board game. In 1984, miniature metal versions of the characters were released for a role playing game, and in 1995 Micro Machines released die-cast toys of the vehicles in the film.[39] Hasbro released action figures based on the film, ranging from 3 to 12-inches, to coincide with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on May 1, 2008.[40] Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by three brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... Playsets are themed collections of similar toys designed to work together to enact some action or event. ... A shelf of board games. ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1:64 scale toys 1:24 scale including models of a Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV, a Chrysler Concorde and a Chevy Express Van The term Die-cast toy here refers to any toy or collectible model produced by using the casting method. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Home video

The film was released on VHS in pan and scan only and on laserdisc in both pan and scan and widescreen. For its 1999 VHS re-issue, the film was remastered in THX and for the first time was made available in widescreen. The outer package was retitled Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to correlate with the film's prequel and sequel. The subsequent DVD release in 2003 features this title as well. The title in the film itself remains unchanged, even in the restored DVD print. In the DVD, the glass partition separating Indy from the cobra in the Well of Souls was digitally removed.[41] The film (along with Temple of Doom and Last Crusade) was re-released on DVD with additional extra features not included on the previous set on May 13, 2008. Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... A 2. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... The Wikipedia main page as viewed with a widescreen monitor. ... For other uses, see THX (disambiguation). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Further reading

  • Black, Campbell (September 1987). Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0345353757. 
  • Kasdan, Lawrence (1981). Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Illustrated Screenplay. Ballantine Books. ISBN 034530327X. 
  • Taylor, Derek (August 1981). The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0345297253. 

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (1055 words)
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Exterior footage of the DC3 airplane carrying Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood across Asia is taken from the remake of Lost Horizon (1973).
Raiders introduced this as a standard that the sequels had to live up to.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2949 words)
Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1981.
Raiders was conceived by Paramount Pictures as a star vehicle for Tom Selleck but he was not available due to a commitment to star in the American television show Magnum, P.I., so Harrison Ford was cast instead.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark is the soundtrack that is most notable for featuring the rousing and iconic song "The Raiders March" that came to symbolize Indiana Jones.
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