During this week’s podcast we talked about the similarities between Steve Spielberg’s latest film The Adventures of Tintin and his Indiana Jones Franchise and Spielberg’s affection for movies in this time frame and this type of action adventure film. Someone with an amazing catalogue of film has put together a side-by-side comparison of the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark using footage from other adventure movies made previously to Raiders.
I don’t think the makers of this are insinuating that George Lucas and Spielberg are hacks or are ripping off other movies. If these clips were just from one or two movies that would be one thing, but they are taking clips from 30 other films. It shows the love that they have of this genre of film. Spielberg and Lucas were always up front about Raiders being homage to these old adventure serials and flicks that they grew up with. Just like J.J. Abrams did with last summers Super 8.