Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Birth of a Hero...

Ever wonder how a marvelous character and movie series like Indiana Jones is created? As with any craft, a lot of brainstorming and effort. Well, sure. But wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan hammered out the story and details? Thanks to someone who refers to himself as Mystery Man, we can be so lucky!

I have to admit I have not yet perused the full transcript, but I certainly plan to do so. Mystery Man very nicely (and thoroughly it seems) summarizes the historical meeting of the minds. He even has some concept art. I especially enjoyed reading that they did not so much abandon ideas as factor them in to later stories/films, like what “sort” of woman with which to pair Indy.

So go ahead and take a trip into the birth of a legend…

The “Raiders” Story Conference by Mystery Man

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