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It has always been my master plan to make IHateSnakes.net, in no small part,
a comprehensive resource for fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as the
Disney Indiana Jones attractions worldwide.
One component of this has always been to complete interviews with many of
the actors, artists, craftsmen, stuntmen (and women!) who helped make the
first Indiana Jones film a reality.
To that end, I will be posting some of the interviews I’ve conducted on
IHateSnakes.net, one or two at a time, then rotating them out to be replaced by
new ones every few months. Or until my publisher tells me to stop, whichever
That’s right, I’ve decided to write a book. Those of you who know I’m a
professional writer can probably guess that I’m a glutton for punishment that way. Yes, folks I have to
say it: I really can feel the years and the mileage, especially when it comes to writing professionally.
In all seriousness, over the course of doing research and completing a number of interviews with people
who worked on Raiders, it occured to me that a comprehensive picture of the making of the film, told
from the perspective of those who were there, doesn’t really exist. The closest thing to it is the
remarkable book, The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark, by the late, great Derek Taylor. But even that
book is comprised of many “sound-bites” excerpted from what were obviously longer interviews.
While it is true that Raiders has been discussed by the filmmakers in countless interviews and during
live appearances, no one has ever compiled these verbal accounts--or conducted new interviews when
needed--to paint a complete, first-hand picture of what it was like to actually be there, helping to make
To that end, I am currently at work on the first book of interviews, tentatively titled, The Ultimate
Adventure: Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. If the
book is a success, and I hope it will be, I plan to start immediatley on a second book. That one will have
the working title, Fortune and Glory: Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Indiana Jones and the Temple
of Doom. Should I make it that far, I’ll likely continue with a third and then a fourth book...and who
knows, maybe someday a fifth book. That’s if all goes well in the “Indyverse.”
Wish me luck and keep checking in over the coming months!