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'The Two Towers' draws dedicated fans

...debut is what drew him to the business. "I did it when I was their age," he said. "I stood in line for 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - in the theater I later managed." Shannon McVey, a science fiction and fantasy enthusiast who said he's...
Juneau Symphony goes to the movies

...Audiences should have no trouble recognizing melodies at the pops concert. The orchestra will play themes from "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Catch Me If You Can," "Exodus" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood." They will also perform Mozart's...
Fall season preview

...No. 5 June 11: The Symphony at the Movies: Williams' Escapades from "Catch Me If You Can," Williams' "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 from "Elvira Madigan," Korngold's "The Adventures of Robin Hood...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...has the priggish/David Niven/what?-no-marmalade-for-the-crumpets? act down cold. It's no ``Raiders of the Lost Ark,'' mind you. ``Raiders'' is the obvious model for ``Mummy,'' which is a little scarier, a lot scarabier...
Harrison Ford returns to his signature role

...the star of " Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," the fourth in a series begun in 1981 with "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Ford reunites with director Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, Mr. "Star Wars," who gets a story credit...
Indiana Jones' blockbuster release reunites Harrison Ford's Indy with the love of his life, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen, reprising her "Raiders of the Lost Ark" role), and introduces Shia LaBeouf as the couple's love child, who tags along on a quest involving aliens...
Indiana Jones box set swings onto DVD

...theaters May 22. The first three flicks starring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist with the outlaw attitude - "Raiders of the Lost Ark," ''Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" - arrive in new DVD...
Juneau Empire Online Preview: 'The Mask of Zorro' is difficult to resist 8/13/98

...polished sensibilities of Michael Curtiz (``The Adventures of Robin Hood'') or even Steven Spielberg (``Raiders of the Lost Ark''), he has come closer to delivering an old-fashioned Errol Flynn swashbuckler than anyone else in the past...
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Now Playing Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark. A joint project of Hollywood prodigies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a script co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, among others, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride. Costing 22 million dollars (nearly three times the original estimate), Raiders of the Lost Ark reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), as well as a short-lived TV-series "prequel." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Paul Freeman, Wolf Kahler Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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