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The Nazi Motif from Raiders of the Lost Ark is a short, ascending leitmotif written by John Williams, representing the film's Germany army villains. Williams purposely wrote the brassy, "campy" piece as an homage to the old 1930s Republic serials, corresponding with the movie's throwback style. In this sense, the theme does well to embody the equally over-the-top bad guys.

This theme does not appear in any of the other Indiana Jones films; Williams chose to write a grander and more dramatic (though equally campy) motif for the Nazis in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the only other film in the series to have such villains.

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