Raiders of the Lost Ark story conference released!

Geek alert! The transcripts from the early “Raiders of the Lost Ark” story meetings between Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Lawrence Kasdan have been released. For fans of the film, it offers great insight into how the story and the characters evolved in their minds, why they made the decisions they made, and how their collaboration resulted in a project greater than the sum of its parts.

And for writers and filmmakers, it’s a prime example of the process you might want to go through in developing your next property.

Here’s the direct download link. (PDF)

Here’s an HTML version courtesy of Moedred’s Journal.

I found this first on the Mystery Man On Film blog… there’s some valuable commentary there as well. Check it out.