EFC II #239 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#239 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler

The two hundred and thirty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s classic action adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Recorded in August 2018.

Oscar Wins: Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn), Best Visual Effects (Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, Joe Johnston), Best Art Direction (Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley, Michael D. Ford), Best Sound (Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Roy Charman), Best Sound Effects Editing (Ben Burtt, Richard L. Anderson)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a classic.

Luke: Yes, it’s one of the all time great adventure movies, maybe even the greatest.

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EFC II #236 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

 

The Epic Film Challenge II
#236 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey

The two hundred and thirty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Steven Spielberg’s timeless science fiction classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Recorded in July 2018.

Oscars Wins: Best Cinematography (Vilmos Zsigmond)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Ummmmmmmmm, if you want to see where that music came from… yes.

Luke: Definitely, as an adult I enjoyed and appreciated this film on a much bigger scale, a wonderful film!

EFC II #107 – Jaws (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#107 – Jaws (1975)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb

The one hundred and seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Steven Spielberg’s thriller classic and perhaps the prototypical summer blockbuster and eternal classic, Jaws.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Score (John Williams), Best Film Editing (Verna Fields), Best Sound Mixing (John Carter, Roger Heman, Robert Hoyt, Earl Madery)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: One of the easiest ones to answer: Yes.