Compelling behind-the-scenes photos from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”


posted Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM EDT


Landmark adventure film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" returned to the big screen a few months ago and as part of that re-release, a raft of behind-the-scenes images of the movie have been making the rounds.

Many of these candid shots are wonderful, showing director Stephen Spielberg, producer George Lucas and stars Harrison Ford (in his full Indiana Jones outfit) and the gorgeous Karen Allen preparing for scenes or joking around between takes.

(In case you were wondering, like I was, what Allen has been up to lately, she's currently starring in a one-act play in New York City called "A Summer Day." She also appeared in the lamentable Raiders sequel "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in 2008.)

If you like these shots, you might also like these behind-the-scenes images from the movie "Silence of the Lambs" that we posted last month.

(Via Screen Crush via Kotke)

Ford as Indiana Jones works through a scene from the movie's gripping opening sequence. That's his stunt double in the background.
George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg.
Spielberg coaches Ford as a corpse looks on.
Allen and Spielberg.
Actor John Rhys-Davies (Sallah) and Ford.
Allen, Lucas, Spielberg and Ford.
The prop for the famous face melting scene when the ark is opened.
Allen, Spielberg, Ford and Rhys-Davies.
Spielberg choreographs the famous boxing scene with a stuntman.