Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of the movies I would watch over and over again as a kid. I think I still have the soundtrack on cassette somewhere at my folks’s place. So here we have a lengthy, lovingly made “filmumentary” (i.e., fan documentary) called Raiding the Lost Ark by Jamie Benning. It pieces together behind-the-scenes footage, old interviews, and production info into something more in-depth than most “making of” featurettes.
On Empire, Benning wrote that he spent 10 months researching, compiling, and editing Raiding the Lost Ark. He mentions that he interacted with a number of cast and crew members for original research material, and was also helped by numerous Indy fans who sent him various bits of information, video, stills, and artwork.Collider, Empire]