Raiders of The Lost Ark Behind the Scene From A to Z
Filmmaker Jammie Benning from Filmumentaries spent 8 months collecting film archives and interviews, and editing them on Raiders of the Lost Ark, offering a unique and very informative look into one of many Spielberg’s classic.
If you are in the business of making movies and learning in general, this is a must-watch.
There is no need to be a Spielberg or an Indiana Jones’ fan to appreciate this Sunday gift Benning’s made us, it is an invaluable window on the filmmaking process.
The video is long (almost two and a half hours) but definitely worth your time (and Benning’s effort) and if you hesitate, just watch the first 5 minutes and see your doubts evaporating as you stick until the end.
Absolutely everything is covered, from financing, screenwriting, casting, costume design, to cinematography, art direction, actors direction, sound effects and, of course, the anecdotes that make you realize that filmmaking is never an easy and a straightforward adventure, even when you are Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
Here are some snapshots of the movie (in case you are still hesitant!):
Enjoy:[thanks to @catch_the_mouse]
Spielberg to the snake: ‘In the script you’re supposed to hate fire. Why do you like fire? You’re ruining my movie!‘
check the archives for a taste of it.