“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Opened On This Date In 1981
It’s the movie Hollywood was born to make, and was born making. It has buried treasures and Nazi villains, poison darts and mystical wraiths, damsels in distress and Arabian swordsmen, snake pits, submarines, booby-trapped jungle caverns, Himalayan taverns, Egyptian bazaars and an archaeologist hero with the grit of Bogart, the dash of Gable and the fearlessness of Superman. It’s called “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and it’s about as pure an example of the Hollywood summer movie as anything since “Jaws” and “Star Wars.”
Newsweek June 15, 1981
“Nobody tells me what to do in my place.”
Also, this is playing in Bryant Park this summer. Get involved.
My favorite movie of all-time. They can make all the shitty new Indiana Jones movies they want, it will never dampen my enthusiasm for Raiders.