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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

005: Raiders Story Conference


"005: Raiders Story Conference"

In January of 1978, after a year of blockbuster success with STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg sat down with writer Lawrence Kasdan to hash out ideas for a new adventure film featuring a hero named Indiana Smith.  Over the next few days, Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan would continue to 
spitball ideas for what would become RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, leaving a tape recorder on to record their thoughts and ideas.  What was said and put down on paper would turn into one of the most successful characters and franchises in Hollywood history.

Now for the first time, the entire story conference has been recorded and scored with music and clips from the films, providing a rare insight into the creative process of Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan and showcasing the strengths of creative collaboration.

DOWNLOAD EPISODE 005
Cast:
John Hargrove as Steven Spielberg
John Jansen as George Lucas
Michael Stevens as Lawrence Kasdan

Notes:
--No attempt has been made to imitate the voices of Lucas, Spielberg or Kasdan.
--The transcript is read casually and scored with music and sound effects.
--Pages 101 and 116 (out of 117) were missing.

YouTube Trailer:  
http://youtu.be/GirM9mSw3nc







STUFF TO WATCH:

"RAIDING THE LOST ARK" - A Filmumentary By Jamie Benning
One of the finest and most informative documents on the making of the film.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981 Trailer:

RAIDERS STUNT SHOW:




STUFF TO READ:
Cinephilia and Beyond:  Raiders of the Lost Ark 
http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/raiders-lost-ark-lucas-spielbergs-
epitome-action-adventure-films-still-waiting-surpassed/

http://www.thebeardedtrio.com/2013/02/new-web-series-raiders-session-follows.html?m=1

PLACES TO VISIT:
The Raider.net  - The Ultimate Indiana Jones Resource
The Raven.net  - The Ultimate Indiana Jones Forum












4 comments:

  1. I love getting a new Hollywood Gauntlet podcast and this one's a lot of fun. I had no idea this transcript/recording even existed and I'm a huge Raiders fan. It's pretty cool to hear how they worked out the characters and logistics of the action set pieces. Lotsa great stuff here.

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  2. Good news everyone! Another stellar podcast from the folks at The Hollywood Gauntlet. Fantastic job as usual. The enormous amount od time and talent that goes into making these shows is much appreciated.

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  3. Absolutely fascinating to listen to this. Thank you for doing this. Hearing all the ideas - some never used and some used in the subsequent movies - were great. And hearing those moments when they hit on an idea that you know becomes a classic moment in the movie (or when you hear Harrison Ford as the first name mention) is priceless. Thanks again.

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  4. Great ! It's almost like I were there too !!

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