A few weeks ago, Mystery Man wrote about a transcript that’s been floating around the internet. It’s a story conference involving George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan discussing Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Should be fascinating to an aspiring screenwriter like me, right? Meh.
Reading normal people talk the way normal be talk makes my teeth hurt. They repeat sentences, they stutter, they lose their train of thought and ramble aimlessly. I figured MM covered the most interesting parts (he’s good like that), so I never bothered to read the whole thing.
Then, I saw this article in Cracked. Quick sample:
It’s just sort of interesting to me to see what exactly Steven Spielberg thinks is important in a brainstorming session. In five days, they never decide a name for Marion Ravenwood, they don’t quite settle on too many geographic locations and they still don’t know exactly what Indiana’s last name should be, but if there’s one thing Steven Spielberg can concretely say, it’s that Indiana Jones should knock a llama over. “Guys, I don’t give a shit about what else happens in this movie, but if the credits roll and there’s so much as one fucking llama standing I swear to God I am going to lose it.”
Now I have to read this transcript.