Raiders of the Lost Ark

Name: Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Year: 1981
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 115
Description: The year is 1936. A professor who studies archeology named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles in South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap doing so. Miraculously, he escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Renee Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.
Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman
Genres: Action, Adventure

Not bad at all, though it’s indeed really funny how Indy doesn’t contribute anything to the plot.

John Williams’ themes were of course great, but the rest of the score didn’t make any impression on me, except for a few notes here and there. Even Marion’s theme didn’t move me at times.

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard an Irish audio-describer. He also chose to describe lots and lots of things long before they happened, an approach I really liked because it leaves so much of the film sound untouched. And the sound mix was great too, even though the dialogue could have been a little louder.


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