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And the Winner Isn’t … Podcast – Raiders of the Lost Ark


Season 1 Episode 4 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dan and Marie explore the films which were nominated in the Oscar Best Picture category and which could possibly have won … but didn’t.

We take it in turns to pick a film, then discuss whether we think things have changed for that movie now, or if the original decision still stands; was it a deserving winner, or something only of its time?

For episode 4, Dan’s gone for one of his childhood favourites, 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s iconic in so many ways – the costume, the music, the snakes … why did it have to be snakes? Harrison Ford cracks the whip and Karen Allen wears the dresses, with Steven Spielberg directing and George Lucas producing.

Join us to see whether we can reach any kind of agreement with The Academy, which decided that Chariots of Fire was that year’s Best Picture. 

Marie makes reference to this conversation when discussing the evolution of the story and character of Marion.

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Theme music specially composed and played by Martha O’Sullivan.

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