Book Review: The Complete Making of Indiana Jones

This is probably the best making-of-the-movie book I've read so far this year.

A lot of effort must have been put into research. Considering when the first Indiana Jones movie was shot, I'm very impressed by how they manage to document all this information.

The book is about the production process of the 4 Indy movies, up to the Crystal Skull. The narration explains in great detail all the events that happen behind the scenes. It's filled with lots of interviews. Read from how Spielberg came up with Indy's name to the last day of shooting Crystal Skull where Harrison Ford gave Shia LaBeouf a signed hat.

Reading the book is like working on the set itself. For that, it's worth the price alone.

There are hundreds of high resolution production photos. Several art illustrations were put in also, such as posters, storyboards and set designs. There are 300 pages in this 15-inch (screen measurement) book.

For fans of Indiana Jones, this will be an immensely satisfying book. For non-fans, this book will still impress. This book is that good.

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This is truly an amazing

This is truly an amazing book. I have no idea why they didn't release a hardcover version though - that would have been MUCH better for the collectors of art and film books like myself. My only other wish is that they had made a book about each film individually, instead of one book that has to try and cover four films. There is surely more than enough material in the Lucasfilm archives to make a book about each film.

There IS a hardcover version.

There IS a hardcover version. I bought one.

I got a small issues with it. A few of the images are poorly compressed JPGs.
Namely, some pulp magazine covers and a poster of one of the movies.

But it is a very beautiful book, and one that I love having purchased.

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