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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For aspiring screenwriters, I think this is a valuable lesson to learn. While reading the transcript, you almost feel that this sequence is vital to the luacs — how could it not be included? G — If we don’t make him vulnerable, he’s transcriipt no problems. 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. Then people can call him Jones.

This boulder is the size of a house. We’ll shut that idea for now. That’s really what he’s good at. The other kasdann we’ve added to him, which may be fun, is a bullwhip. He knows more about the Ark than he does about the Hitler aspects of it. Looking at that discussion you had, everyone is referencing the things oucas are so important to that, and the things they love.

For more How They Write a Script articles, go here. Although Lucas does much of the talking, Spielberg chimes in every once in a while, and during their luas about the final moments of Indy escaping the booby-trapped cave in the opening, he offers up this gem:. I wrote six or seven before I sold one; that was The Bodyguard.


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

Later in the interview there’s this exchange: It had its moments but definitely not close to the original. Who knows but, as you said, the written description calls it a “love letter”. Anthony Hopkins and his films ends Jan It is not claiming anything was copied, it’s simply complimenting the accuracy of the representation of the genre.

Are there resources out there to connect with good writers to exchange scripts and critiques? Thanks for the mention!

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. A few weeks ago, we shared a great Austin Film Festival On Story podcast with Lawrence Kasdanwhich gave us insights not just into Kasdan’s views on screenwriting, but also little anecdotes about his screenwriting adventures on such classics as The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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

We sat down and decided on the kind of hero Indiana Jones would be, his name, his whip, and talked about the Macguffin and serial films. Seriously, I learn a ton on this site from my fellow writers and am grateful for their insights. The only positive I can spielbsrg from Crystal Transccript is that even film masters like Spielberg and Lucas et al can sometimes completely screw it up and lose all sense of perspective.


If we don’t make him vulnerable…. The whole thing is on an incline on the way in.

There is a sixty-five foot boulder that’s form-fitted to only roll down the corridor coming right at him. There are freaks who love bullwhips.

He’s got to be afraid of something. He’s going into the jungle carrying his gun. What do I wish existed as a movie? Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

The conversation doesn’t start with the story, however.

How Lucas, Spielberg & Kasdan Created ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Sign up to my mailing list for updates on events, books and free film making tools. The Last Crusade was OK. In one of their best episodes, they go through Raiders beat-by-beat, explaining why they think each of the story choices works so well. It has to be unique.