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The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 behind-the-scenes look at the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise.

The book was written by Derek Taylor, best-known for his association with The Beatles, documented the production of the film during his time on-set.

It was later used as part of the research by author J. W. Rinzler during his work on The Complete Making of Indiana Jones.

Publisher's summary[]

From high seas to searing desert...from exploding planes to horrifying mummies...from the first exciting days of shooting in France to the last stages of special effects wizardry...Here is the amazing story of the creation of the year's most fabulous movie.


  • In-depth interviews with the stars!
  • Conversations with Director Steven Spielberg and Producer Frank Marshall!
  • Discussions with the special-effects designers who dazzle you with their incredible cinematic techniques!
  • Chapters on the heart-stopping stunts and interviews with the people who create and execute them!
  • Candid sessions with Executive Producer George Lucas, creator of the STAR WARS saga!

32 pages of spectacular behind-the-scenes photos



Raiders of the Lost Ark
Novel (Adventures of Indiana Jones) · Junior novel (Collector's Edition) · Storybook · Read-Along Adventure · Mighty Chronicles
Partial adaptations
Indy's Adventures · Traps and Snares · Great Escapes · The Search For Buried Treasure
Soundtrack (The Soundtracks Collection) · The Movie on Record
Comic · 1 · 2 · 3 · Marvel Comics Super Special · Marvel Movie Spotlight · Omnibus 1 · The Gold Goddess
Video game · Greatest Adventures · Trading cards · Indiana Jones Heritage · Raiders of the Lost Ark Game
Adventure Pack · Sourcebook
LEGO Indiana Jones
LEGO Indiana Jones Adventures · The Original Adventures · The Adventure Continues
Activity books
Coloring/Activity Book · Things to Do and Color · Indiana Jones and his Life of Adventure · Annual 2009 · Annual 2010 · Activity Annual · Winter Activity Annual · Golden Treasure Sticker Book · Heroes and Villains Sticker Book · The Greatest Adventures of Indiana Jones
Behind the scenes
The Making of: (Book · Documentary) · Great Movie Stunts · The Illustrated Screenplay · Original Movie Script · From Star Wars to Indiana Jones · A Look Inside · Making the Trilogy · Indiana Jones: An Appreciation · Creepy Crawlies · Travel with Indy: Locations · Stunts of Indiana Jones · Sound of Indiana Jones · Light and Magic of Indiana Jones · Music of Indiana Jones · Indy's Women · Indy's Friends and Enemies · The Complete Making of Indiana Jones
On Set With Raiders of the Lost Ark: (From Jungle to Desert · From Adventure to Legend)
Script development
Story conference transcript · Screenplay drafts
Home video
VHS (The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones) · DVD (Adventure Collection · Complete Adventure Collection)
Blu-ray (The Complete Adventures) · 4K (4-Movie Collection) · LaserDisc
Great Movie Stunts & The Making Of Raiders of the Lost Ark
Other material and merchandise
Toy line · Collector's Album · Official Film Poster Magazine · LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick