Flix for Short: Raiding the Lost Ark


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.

If you like Raiding the Lost Ark, you should check out Benning’s similarly styled Star Wars filmumentaries: Star Wars Begins, Building Empire, and Returning to Jedi.

[Via Collider, Empire]

Hubert Vigilla
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