Tuesday, March 10, 2009

They Used to Edit

So, three guys, Steve, George, and Larry get together at one of their homes. Steve and George invited Larry to take a bunch of their ideas and combine them into a coherent form. They had a story in their heads about some guy from Indiana who taught archeology and robbed tombs.

125 pages of transcript are online between Spielberg, Lucas, and Kasdan discussing Raiders of the Lost Ark in its early stages. A pretty decent recap of the whole thing is here. Ideas from this meeting made it into all three of the original Indiana Jones movies (the less said of IV, the better). It's a pretty fascinating look at how these guys thought back then. It also underlines the importance of Lawrence Kasdan when it came to making Lucas's tripe into some the greatest films of my generation.

1 comment:

guardchic005 said...

I think this is a great chance to see what they were all thinking when making these great movies. I am a huge fan and don't understand why anyone would give it a bad review.