Individually Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were Hollywood's two most popular filmmakers. When they joined forces it seemed a hit was guaranteed with Raiders of the Lost Ark. But this was no science fiction epic; Raiders was a period piece about an archaeologist racing Nazis to discover a religious relic. The film cemented Harrison Ford as a star, launched a film franchise, and maintains its popularity to this day. What makes Raiders of the Lost Ark such a classic? Donate to Now Playing and you can join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob and find out! NOTE: You can donate and get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows. Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!