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Shot by Shot: Video breaks down truck chase from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Inside the Magic maps it out…

Good friend Mike Celestino, who covers Star Wars and Indiana Jones for Inside the Magic, posted this piece about Raiders of the Lost Ark in January:

Mike wrote:

Vimeo user Antonios Papantoniou has painstakingly analyzed what is widely considered the most impressive action sequence in the Indiana Jones series, and certainly among the most memorable movie scenes of all time – the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” truck chase – and has broken it down into type of shot, camera angles, camera movements, type of lens used, duration of shots, and number of edits. It’s a fascinating study of a classic piece of popular entertainment.

Shot by Shot

Here’s the video from Papantoniou:

Check out Celestino’s work on Inside the Magic. Antonios’ videos are here.

Nice job Antonios, and thank you Mike! JB

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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop become the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. His byline has appeared in The Hartford Courant, BU Bridge, The New England Hockey Journal,, and the New England Press Association Bulletin, as well as various TD Garden, Boston Bruins, Boston University, and Northeastern University athletic publications. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.

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