Raiders Of The Lost Archives [Video]

As you probably already know, Raiders of the Lost Ark was an homage to the serials and adventure films that Lucas and Spielberg loved as children. The following video illustrates that point with 30 adventure films shot between 1919 and 1973 presented side-by-side with the opening sequence of Raiders.

Of course, it’s unlikely that all of the films and shots used here were direct influences on Raiders, but it’s still a good example of how thoroughly the style was incorporated by Spielberg.

Check it out after the break.

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