Why is Raiders of the Lost Ark So Good? – Episode 006

June 25, 2014

MediaCarnivoresCoverWhy is Raiders of the Lost Ark so good? And why are some of the Indiana Jones sequels so bad?  We look at the story, character, and plot that all align to make Raiders such a classic film that inspired a generation of new filmmakers.

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Brent Hartinger
Erik Hanberg

Links Mentioned This Episode

Raiders of the Lost Ark story conference (PDF)
How The Big Bang Theory Ruined Indiana Jones Forever

Media Consumed This Episode

Raiders of the Lost Ark (film, 1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (film, 1984)
Star Wars Original Trilogy (films)
Star Wars Prequels (films)
The French Connection (film, 1971)
Psycho (film, 1960)
Pompeii (film, 2014)
Noah (film, 2014)
North by Northwest (film, 1959)
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (film, 2012)
Die Hard (film, 1988)
A Star Is Born (film, 1954)
The Matrix (film, 1999)
Bound (film, 1996)
Cloud Atlas (film, 2012)
Upside Down (film, 2013)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (film, 1989)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (film, 2008)
Super 8 (film, 2011)

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