I need a monkey

Early-1983: Steven Spielberg writes a short note to Forrest Ackerman — editor of film magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland — and speaks briefly of the “insane” casting process on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Transcript follows. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Image: Heritage Auctions Transcript Dear Forry, Thank you for your kind and very amusing note the other

I’ll be waiting to see your names someday on the big screen

Over the course of seven years in the 1980s, three young friends — Jayson Lamb, Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos — undertook the mammoth task of remaking their favourite movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, shot-for-shot; a premiere for the finished piece even took place in 1989, in a local auditorium. However, it was a hugely

Wear it well

Below: As seen in the December 2nd, 1977 issue of Variety, an open letter from Steven Spielberg to his friend, George Lucas, in which he congratulates him on the recent success of Star Wars. Good friends since the 60s, a healthy sense of competition had long been been present between the two, with Spielberg once