Indiana Jones and the Brainstorm Sessions

Der New Yorker hat das PDF mit dem Transkript der ersten Brainstorming Sessions zu Indiana Jones mit George Lucas, Steven Spielberg und Lawrence Kasdan gefunden, über die ich bereits vor über vier Jahren bei den Filmfreunden gebloggt hatte.

At one point, hours into the conversation, Kasdan asks, “Do you have a name for this person?”

Lucas: I do.
Spielberg: I hate this, but go ahead.
Lucas: Indiana Smith.

The transcript does not note the sound of crickets, but nor is there any burst of enthusiasm.

Lucas: It has to be unique. It’s a character. Very Americana. Square. He was born in Indiana.
Kasdan: What does she call him, Indy?
Lucas: That’s what I was thinking. Or Jones.