An in-depth documentary on the making of Steven Spielberg’s classic, Raiders Of The Lost Ark
I stumbled across this video a few days ago when browsing Vimeo and it looked really cool. The only problem was that it’s over two hours long and I didn’t have the time to watch the whole thing at the time. I revisited it today and was not disappointed.
Raiding the Lost Ark by Jamie Benning is about as insightful and detailed as can be. Great history and great shots, along with a nice editing job pull this documentary together. It also doesn’t allow itself to become boring over its two-hour running time, which is no easy task. I love documentaries, but when they are long and drawn out, I just don’t have the patience. It feels like I’m watching it because I have to, not because I want to. This doc on Raiders of the Lost Ark never gave me that feeling.
Any fan of Raiders of the Lost Ark will appreciate this, but I think anyone interested in filmmaking will enjoy it as well.
His most recent work is a filmumentary on Jaws. I will be posting that soon as well, so keep your eyes open for it.