Monday, March 30, 2009

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of Someone Else's Astounding Blog Post

Back in 1978, a few guys--Lawrence, Steven, and George--got together to think up ideas for a movie. Their little series of pow-wows was recorded on tape and then typed up on paper, and now their documented conversation is available online as a .PDF.

Indiana Jones' fedora hatThese guys were Lawrence Kasdan, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and this movie was Raiders of the Lost Ark. And you can download the 125-page transcript of their 5-day story conference right here. This is movie history, and a fascinating look at the creative process behind one of the most iconic movies in American cinema.

For a more complete and interesting background and review of the conference than I could ever hope to produce, check out this post from a blog called Mystery Man on Film.

Check this out or I will personally melt your face.

[Hat image from Meltyface image from ...Oh, don't be all grossed out. You knew what you were in for when you clicked the link.]

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