In 1978, fresh off the success of JAWS and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg sat down with George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan for a four day “story conference” about what Raiders of the Lost Ark was going to be.Â It’s a fascinating read, considering the massive success that Raiders was to become.
I found out about this amazing document from this blog:
Mystery Man on Film: Raiders Story Conference. In the blog post, the author summarizes some of the more interesting aspects of the PDF, so check out the blog post first.
The full 127-page(!) PDF of the story conference transcript can be found here:Â Raiders Story Conference Transcript – January 1978, so grab it quick before it disappears from the interwebs forever…