Saturday, March 08, 2008

A Spectacular Visual Adventure

The great Ernie Anderson introduces my all-time favorite movie, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, in its network television premiere. THE ABC SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE was one of the TV's highest rated programs for many years, and was notable for its "slitscan" opening, which used visual effects technology Douglas Trumbull pioneered in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. With Anderson pumping in the excitement on top of ABC's visual flair and a great film to boot, there's little doubt RAIDERS scored high in the Nielsens that night.

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