Is it important to the story? Yes! Does the audience need to care about it? No! That’s a MacGuffin!
This month we’re celebrating one of film’s great narrative devices — coined by screenwriter Angus MacPhail and popularized by Alfred Hitchcock — and the series wouldn’t be complete without Steven Spielberg’s globe-trekking, breathtaking amazing race!
Harrison Ford smoulders as the adventurous, gold snagging archaeologist on a mission full of face melting fun and skin crawling suspense. Travel from Nepal to Cairo as Indiana Jones races to get the treasured Ark of the Covenant (that’s our MacGuffin!) before his archenemies.
Can he use his brawn and brains to stop Nazis and the occult? And what exactly are the Ark’s amazing powers? Only those who find this fabulous relic will know. The excitement and romance is non-stop as Indy plunges through jungles and desert sands in search of treasure.