New Adventures of the Compassionate Curmudgeon

In which I tend to rant. A lot. But compassionately...

Raiders of the Lost What?

John and Craig offer a great change of pace in the latest episode of Scriptnotes, their show about screenwriting. This time they've devoted the entire program to analyzing the script for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I absolutely hated that movie when I first saw it in a theater back when it originally was released. The problem was that I had read too many glowing reviews and heard way too much word of mouth from friends that there was no way in hell that anything could possibly live up to my expectations.

Which is one of the reasons that I prefer to see a movie or read a book without having read much of anything about it in advance.

As the Great Man himself once wrote: "Ah, but if you have no expectations, you can never have a disappointment."