The 1930s-style adventure serial was never better served than in this spectacular cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers. Indeed RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK totally transcends its modest source material. Packed with astounding action setpieces, this movie was crafted with such polish, humor,
and elan that it became an instant classic. This was the film that Spielberg made while still smarting from the massive flop of 1941, his large-scale period slapstick comedy about invasion paranoia in southern California on the eve of WWII. Spielberg described it as "work for hire" for his old pal
executive producer George Lucas, but it comes off as a labor of love.
Harrison Ford ...