It contains amazing set pieces, dialogue, and exposition. Screenplays are living documents that change at every level. So check those images out if you want to learn more. It was written by Lawrence Kasdan with a story by George Lucas and contains a multitude of screenwriting lessons. Read the Raiders of the Lost Ark script here! All three men had been raised on the adventure serials from television in the s and s.
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Visibility is cut to five feet in the heavy mist. Satipo extracts a short, native dart from a tree and examines the point gingerly. The poison is still fresh INDY: If they knew we were here, they would have killed us already. The two Indians jabber in Quechua, near hysteria. Barranca is sweating profusely, eyes darting.
In the undergrowth, there is slithering movement. Indian 1 draws aside a branch and is face with a horrific stone sculpture of a Chachapoyan demon. The Indian is so frightened no sound comes out when he screams. He turns and Indian 2 calls to his friend. Getting no response, he steps in that direction. A huge macaw, flushed from the undergrowth, screams and flies away.
Indian 2 does exactly the same thing, never to be seen again. Indy, Satipo and Barranca, just clearing the trees, look back in that direction. They all turn to face the Temple. It is dark and awesome. Vegatation curls from every crevice, over each elaborate frieze. The entrance - round, open and black - has been designed to look like open jaws. Rate this script: 5.
Read the 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Script
Plot[ edit ] In , American archaeologist Indiana Jones braves an ancient booby-trapped temple in Peru to retrieve a golden idol. Surrounded and outnumbered, Jones is forced to surrender the idol to Belloq but manages to escape aboard a waiting seaplane. Two Army Intelligence agents later interview Jones at Marshall College, where he holds a teaching position, and inform him that the Nazis are working with his old mentor, Abner Ravenwood, whom Jones studied under at the University of Chicago. The Nazis know that Ravenwood is the leading expert on the ancient city of Tanis in Egypt , and that he possesses the headpiece of an ancient Egyptian artifact known as "the Staff of Ra ". Jones deduces that the Nazis are searching for the Ark of the Covenant , believing it will grant their armies invincibility. The agents authorize Jones to recover the Ark.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Aided by ex-lover Marion and long time friend Sallah, Indy races around the world — from Nepal, to Egypt, to the Greek isles — while fighting his archenemy Dr. Belloq and other nefarious Nazi characters to single-handedly prevent Hitler and the Nazis from turning the biblical artifact into a weapon of world conquest and domination. Hearing the click of a gun, exploration party leader, Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, expertly disarms the traitor with a bullwhip.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
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