How Indiana Jones Created A 10-Minute Movie In One Scene | 10 Minutes Of Perfection

The beginning of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” uses the three-act structure to create a mini-movie that deftly introduces the character Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford). The sequence perfectly balances action with character moments, something that knockoff Indiana Jones movies, such as “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” fail to do.


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Character Introductions

Directing Openings & Endings

Scene Breakdown

Steven Spielberg: Style & Technique

The 3-Act Structure


Action Adventure

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