Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Ah, Marion Ravenwood. Outside of Ellen Ripley, name me a better-constructed female character in blockbuster filmmaking. Karen Allen perfectly blended a feminine sensuality and a strong-willed asexual determination that made her more than the usual damsel in distress.
Which is interesting because that’s exactly what she is for much of the screen time, but because of Allen’s strong performance and Lawrence Kasdan’s smart writing Marion was elevated beyond the shortcomings of that type of characterization.
It’s a perfect character in a perfect movie. Raiders of the Lost Ark only gets better with each passing year and I’m starting to think we’ll never see its like again.
Thanks to Alexandre Poncet for sending this along! Click to embiggen!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic celebrates the release of a new geek flick by looking back at another!