In the fourth episode of our Foundation Films series of specials we take a look at Raiders of the Lost Ark. Released in 1981, this film was directed by Steven Spielberg and the story was by George Lucas, although the actual screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan. Harrison Ford was the main star but the cast also included Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott and Alfred Molina.
Raiders is set in 1981 and has one of the most memorable opening sequences ever that is used to introduce you to the main man, Indiana (Indy) Jones. The main story follows Indy’s attempts to beat the Nazis to one of the most famous items in religious history, the ark of the covenant. Featuring many classic set-pieces, the film has you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The film spawned three sequels and a fourth is being planned.
This podcast is special for a few reasons. We recorded this from Michael’s house in Cardiff for the first time, we were able to have a special guest in the form of Vern Griffiths and, most importantly, Michael helped us to understand how well the microphone pics up fizzy drinks being poured! Twice!
Our next main podcast will take a look at Victoria for the cinema release, Victor Frankenstein see its home release and the classic film is Die Hard.