In 1981, movie magicians George Lucas & Steven Spielberg gave adventure a name, introducing one of cinema's most iconic characters to audiences worldwide... Indiana Jones.
As a small boy in rural Australia, it changed my life -- Raiders of the Lost Ark ignited my passion for archaeology, history, and of course, making whips out of rope and swinging from trees in search of backyard Inca treasure (and I'm sure quite a few Grailers will relate!). Even today, thirty years later, hearing the Indy music still sends a shiver up my spine.
I'm sure movie geek Jamie Benning feels the same. Undeterred by YouTube and 20th Century Fox removing his previous Stars Wars Begins filmumentaries, Benning turned his eye to Raiding the Lost Ark. Using cast & crew interviews (old and new), commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and original production notes, Jamie Benning has created a feature-length making-of film that captures the spirit of the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark... and makes an old film new again. Watch it while you can, before the movie suits spoil the fun. Here's hoping George and Steven enjoy this as much as we do.
And the original 1981 theatrical trailer for the nostalgia: