John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Composer John Williams' rousing and iconic Raiders March has come to symbolise Indiana Jones.

Released: 1981
Directed by: Stephen Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliot, Alfred Molina, Anthony Higgins

The Film: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have a knack for producing great adventures, and this is certainly the case with Raiders of the Lost Ark. You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another - all topped off by the opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. It's possibly one of the greatest adventures of all time.

Composer: John Williams's rousing and iconic Raiders March has come to symbolise Indiana Jones. The soundtrack received an Oscar nomination for best original score, but lost out to Vangelis' electro-synth based score for Chariots Of Fire.

 

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