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Sunday 5 : 7:00 pm

CFS presents : RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Information

Language

English

Audience

65 and up
Teens
Adults
Young adults
Members

Type of activity

Cinéma du Musée

Mode

In Person

Sunday 5 : 7:00 pm

December 1 – December 5, 2021

Original English version.

35mm film screening.

 

Get ready for edge-of-your-seat thrills! Indy (Harrison Ford) and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Experience one exciting cliff-hanger after another when you discover adventure with the one and only Indiana Jones.

Archeology has never been so cool. This film revolutionized the action genre by proving that nonstop adventure could indeed thrive around a solid story – aided by superior helpings of smart dialogue, comic relief, a fitting romance, and significant villains. There are even bits of science-fiction and horror thrown into the mix. The James Bond films may have dreamed up the overarching concept first, but many of those episodes tend to dip into the territories of wildly unrealistic and predominantly goofy. Though Indy’s initial outing clearly utilizes a touch of the supernatural, it doesn’t toy with the suspension of disbelief, thanks to a thorough grounding amidst biblical lore. And for all of the project’s perfections, the additional rare feat of indescribably mesmerizing theme music is the icing on the cake.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was merely meant to be a fun-filled B-movie, but ended up being a classic of striking proportions, receiving substantial critical and commercial success. From the opening scene, in which the courageous Dr. Jones steps out of the shadows to reveal his determined face, his skills with a bullwhip, and his love of hidden treasures, it is evident that this creation is an accomplishment well beyond the ingredients of an average action flick. When Indiana braves deadly booby-traps – including a colossal rolling boulder – some of the most memorable and parodied movie moments are born. Adding to the frequent, breathtaking stunts are the ingenious designs of Indy’s sidekicks, colleagues, damsels in distress, and singular nemeses, who all perfectly complement every smidgen of his daredevilry.

Praise must also be given to composer John Williams, who scored most of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ prior projects. For “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” he once again creates theme music that simply cannot be forgotten. Williams’ exciting and stirring soundtrack garnishes every sequence, making each one more dramatic, suspenseful, or romantic; such potent use of resonant music in recent filmmaking has, sadly, become far too subtle. What started as Lucas and Spielberg’s historically-set, reality-based version of low-budget ‘30s and ‘40s matinee serials became an unequalled achievement beyond anything they could have imagined, boasting an influence that will likely never fade.

Here is your very rare chance to experience the film as did audiences when the film was originally released. A near-pristine 35mm archival print projected on the big screen will dazzle itself into your memory for a very long time.

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