Gritty or $hitty?
You know what sets aside as outstanding, that which is Raiders Of the Lost Ark is apart from the following sequels...The cheesy camera action the stars portrayed for the happy ending...yes a movie can have a happy ending...but why-oh-why should they do it with the camera in mind..but rather between themselves or what-have-you? [it's like Buck Rogers winking at the end of the show - crap!]
When, in Raider's, did the actors play happy tree friends for the cameras?
It was a relentless race for the Ark with few pauses...thats it..get grime and grit along the way..
The numerous layers to the movie, reflecting social ideas at the time..Spielberg's very smart with the details..
I also do not believe Jones hates Nazi's just for the sake of it..yeah he hates them but just because they were after the Ark as well, and he wanted it more..
Nuff Said... But if they do that crappy camera smile at the end, then I wait until DVD rental for a dollar..
And Gobbler, I want plenty of protection!
So if someone out there understands..well Smile back and understand :-)