Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
When I was a kid, even though I didn't see it in the theatre, I did ultimately see RAIDERS many times on VHS tape and CAV Laserdisc (which looked only a little better than tape on my old TV set). When it appeared again at the Egyptian, it was shown in digital projection (presumably a prototype for the Blu-ray set). Technically, the presentation was brilliant. Beautiful photography, stunning sound, I can see why it won five Oscars (four regular awards, plus one Special Achievement award). In terms of content, the film holds up well after more than 30 years. It's just the kind of story that thrills audiences of all ages, and still holds a special place in my heart.