Inside Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Boulder SceneMarch 20th, 2015
This episode of Art of the Scene by CineFix takes an in-depth look at the iconic boulder scene from the 1981 adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you love this classic movie, you will not want to miss this. I’m a big fan of the Indiana Jones movies and I learned a few things about this scene myself.
This action-packed scene introduces us to the adventuring archaeologist, and it came out perfectly in the end. But did you know that Lucas got the idea for the boulder from a Scrooge McDuck comic? What about that amazing sound that the boulder made as it is chasing Dr. Jones? That was sound editor Ben Burtt’s Honda Civic driving over some gravel. Yet somehow it all came together magically.