To help celebrate the anniversary, I’ve been on a bit of a Raiders jag and one element was this making of. First published in paperback in 1981, it includes a batch (32 pages) of “spectacular behind-the-scenes photos” (all black and white) and is a real old school making-of, the kind that’s almost as much a memoir as anything else. It’s also the kind that doesn’t get published these days.
|Richard Amsel's iconic poster, which adorned my bedroom wall for a long time.|
|Karen Allen, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford on location in Tunisia|
|Filming on Norman Reynolds' island set at Elstree Studios|
|Lunch in Tunisia, with executive producer Howard Kazanjian on the far left|
|This iconic shot features in the narrative, a lucky accident that Spielberg saw the sunset and decided to incorporate it|
|Taylor is surprised at the size of the Tunisian dig set - and at how the extras are treated. After he informs Spielberg (who wasn't aware), changes are quickly made.|
|The final sequence, with the "complicated" ILM work included|
Happy 40th, Indy!