An iconic, whip-swinging hero was born when Harrison Ford, fresh off the set of Empire Strikes Back, signed on for one of his many iconic roles. Raiders of the Lost Ark is an iconic classic of the blissful 1980s period. Generations above me hold nostalgia for the days they shared together, watching this on the big screen. No doubt my generation and those that will follow are waiting with bated breath to see how much of an impact the first of the Indiana Jones will have on their minds. Representing the Hollywood dream, a time when creatives could power through and offer up something truly incredible, Raiders of the Lost Ark is a milestone achievement. But there is something deeper, beyond its quips and catchphrases lies the real meaning and a presence of genuine danger.