Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of $$$
About 20 years ago, Harlan Ellison replaced Mike Hodel as the host of a science fiction-themed radio talk show, Hour 25. On one of his broadcasts, Ellison recounted a conversation he had with director Alain Resnais (pictured above). Ellison expressed his enthusiasm for Raiders of the Lost Ark to Resnais, telling Resnais that he loved the way Raiders was an homage to the Saturday matinee Republic serials he loved as a child.
Resnais said, "But Harlan, it eez an homage to sheet."