Wow. In , George Lucus gathered together Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan to go over ideas for a film Lucas had. READ >> RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Story Conference Transcript () George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Larry Kasdan. “Now, several. TriviaGeorge Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Lawrence Kasdan’s check out these transcripts of Spielberg and Lucas brainstorming the original.

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Instead, Indy starts his quest in Nepal, where he finds Marion Ravenwood, an old flame and daughter of his now deceased mentor. What lessons do you find in the Raiders trajscript conference transcripts? That was you guys forming the template in real time for what this whole thing was going to be.

How They Write A Script: Lawrence Kasdan – Go Into The Story

During the story conference, Lucas and Spielberg are adamant about including this sequence, especially to expand Indy’s global trek on his quest.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I’ve since seen other versions where the transcript is more typeset, as though the text has been re-typed into a word processing or desktop publishing program. George had already had the idea of the way the guy dressed, and Phil Kaufman had provided the Macguffin of the Lost Ark of the Covenant, which his orthodontist had told him about when he was eleven years old.

Regardless of format, and in relation to the actual content of the transcript, has its authenticity ever been verified? As the creator says, in the Intro: Listening to AFF’s Kasdan podcast reminded me of the extensive transcripts of the story meetings that George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Kasdan had soielberg to flesh out the character of Indiana Jones and beat out the story of Raiders.


And you can see it all through their work I read these transcripts awhile back and it just made me depressed because it kasdn back memories of how awful Crystal Skull was. I’ve been unable to watch the movie again since I saw it in the theater.

He can know a little bit. The story conference transcripts also demonstrate how much work and effort goes into making the exposition scene at the university play in a way that doesn’t feel like exposition at all:. Looking at that discussion you had, everyone is referencing the things that are so important to that, and the things they love.

How They Write A Script: Lawrence Kasdan

Skip to main content. For those of you looking for an analysis of Raiders by kucas screenwriters, make sure to check out Episode 73 of Scriptnotes with John August and Craig Mazin. Too bad they didn’t put as much effort into developing that story as trxnscript did Raiders.

The version of the transcript that I read at the time was a PDF containing a number of photocopied typewritten pages. Reply Share Share this answer: Leave this field blank.

They just do it all the time. Because essentially the scene is “This is your mission.

You just say yes. S — You know what it could be. Not only is is useful to see how much work is done ahead of time but also reassuring that none of the parties involved had all the pieces figured out ahead of time.


This additional conversation shows how much energy was put into understanding the historical facts and myths surrounding the Ark of the Covenant to ground the adventure story with some plausible research.

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How much pain are you prepared to inflict? Nobody will ever come in again. Have Lucas, Spielberg or Kasdan ever mentioned this transcript or its content at all?

Transcript from the Spielberg, Lucas and Kasdan ‘Raiders’ story conference

In the transcripts, Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan spend a great deal of time developing an action set piece in Shanghai, which is supposed to be the first action sequence after Indy leaves the university to track down the puzzle pieces that will lead him to the Ark. You can also find a copy of the revised third draft of the Raiders screenplay dated August online.

L — It seems like it would be nice if, once stripped of his bullwhip, left him weak, if we had to worry.