Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Visual Echoes

This videoessay compares the influence and references in Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”. In 1981 George Lucas and Steven Spielberg created "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with the intention to pay homage to the classic adventure serials of the early cinema.

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 significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

List of Films used:

Yojimbo (1961)
Secret of the Incas (1954)
Casablanca (1942)
Zorro Rides Again (1937)
Stagecoach (1939)
Zorro’s Fighting Legion (1939)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Foolish Wives (1922)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Citizen Kane (1941)

"The Raiders March" 

Composed by: John Williams

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Thanks to Gilles Verschuere and Jawad Mir’s page for the inspiration and the Research.

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