Raiders of the Lost Ark is, in my opinion, one of the finest pieces of adventure filmmaking ever produced, if not film in general. It is beautifully shot, the story is great and the acting is spot on. Raiders is iconic and most importantly it is a lot of fun without being stupid. Picking a scene was really hard as there are so many to choose from, selfishly I think I chose not to draw thousands of snakes 😉
Actually, this scene stands out as one of my first introductions to graffiti (in a book) that made me really laugh. Someone wrote a thought bubble on the photo of Indy looking back when he first sees the boulder which says “Oh shit”. To this day that still makes me chuckle and I think of it whenever I watch the film.*
Raiders is definitely going to be staying in the blu-ray collection and I think when it comes out in 4k I’ll probably make the upgrade (again).
This is part of a series of illustrations drawn from my blu-ray collection and drawn in ink with a nib pen.
*PS – don’t deface library books.