Mystery Man on Film hat ein 125seitiges PDF mit dem Transkript einer Story-Konferenz mit George Lucas, Steven Spielberg und Lawrence Kasdan, auf der sie Details zu einem Film besprechen, dessen Hauptfigur „Indiana Smith“ heissen soll. Arbeitstitel des Films: „ Raiders of the Lost Ark“. Ein wunderbares Stück Filmgeschichte, sollten die das PDF runternehmen müssen, ich habe hier eine lokale Kopie.
George Lucas – The other thing we’ve added to him, which may be fun, is a bull whip. That’s really his trade mark. That’s really what he’s good at. He has a pistol, and he’s probably very good at that, but at the same time he happens to be very good with a bull whip. It’s really more of a hobby than anything else. Maybe he came from Montana, someplace, and he… There are freaks who love bull whips. They just do it all the time. It’s a device that hasn’t been used in a long time.
Steven Spielberg — You can knock somebody’ s belt off and the guys pants fall down.
George Lucas — You can swing over things, you can…there are so many things you can do with it. I thought he carried it rolled up. It’s like a Samurai sword. He carries it back there and you don’t even notice it. That way it’s not in the way or anything. It’s just there whenever he wants it.
Steven Spielberg — At some point in the movie he must use it to get a girl back who’s walking out of the room. Wrap her up and she twirls as he pulls her back. She spins into his arms. You have to use it for more things than just saving himself.