Indiana Jones Movie Analysis

The Holy Grail

From the opening action scene to the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade you are relating with the main character. For the time being, you slip out of reality and are drawn into the world and life of Indiana Jones.   It is easy to relate to Indiana Jones in this movie because he is an intelligent and brave individual.   Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade puts together great film technique and an exquisite story to help the viewer identify with Indiana Jones on an imaginary level.   It feels as if I were the one back in 1912 running from tomb raiders risking my life to seize an artifact just so it can be seen by the world.   George Lucas, the writer of the Indiana Jones trilogy and other famous work like the Star Wars movies, provides us with a great cast of actors and behind-the-scenes staff, as well as an exceptional soundtrack that stresses adventure and excitement while making you want more.
The opening scene of this movie is one that makes me forget that I'm looking through a camera and not actually there.   It starts off when the young Indiana Jones is horseback riding in the mountains of Utah with his boy scout troop.   While riding in the mountains him and his friend come across what appears to be tomb raiders, raiding the tomb of deceased Spanish conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado.   Indiana Jones has his friend send for help while he sneaks in to take a ornamental cross which belonged to the conquistador.   The raiders see Indiana as he is fleeing the tomb which begins the chase scene.   This chase scene draws me into the movie, causing me to suture in and relate with the main character at the imaginary level as if I were the one being chased!
The director and producer do a number of things to cause this suturing to take place.   In the opening scene they use almost every camera angle in the book:   close ups to show the fear in Indiana‚Äôs face when he sees the variety of predatory animals in the train cars, a point-of-view shot...