The iconography of Indiana Jones, infograph-style

The hat, the whip, the scar: What does it all mean?

Good news for Indiana Jones fans. Thirty-one years after Raiders of the Lost Ark premiered, the film is being rereleased in Imax theatres for one week beginning Sept. 7, in advance of the Blu-ray release of the Indiana Jones’ movies on Sept.18.

Director Steven Spielberg, who also helmed the three sequels, worked with sound designer Ben Burtt on the conversion of the film to Imax. But fret not: only the sound has been tweaked, so “when the boulder is rolling, chasing Indy through the cave,” Spielberg explained to the New York Times,  “you really feel the boulder in your stomach.” He also said that Raiders is one of his only movies that he “can actually stand to watch from beginning to end.”

Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones has become a cinematic icon, thanks in no small part to the actual iconography belonging to the character.

Hover your cursor over the image of Indy below to find out more:

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