The Complete Making of Indiana Jones by J. W Rinzler
The layout of the book is fantastic. It has photos and illustrations on every page with explanations. Turning each page is a treat to read. Well laid out with nice glossy pages. I have never seen so much information for Indiana Jones all in one place. The authors have really tried to avoid the usual recycled stories and have catered for every kind of fan including the hard core who may have read several times that there was a bad case of food poisioning during shooting for Raiders. No matter how much of an expert you are, you will find something you didn't know in this book.
DID YOU KNOW : Another star had to withdraw due to TV commitments: in this case, Danny DeVito, who was to play the role of Sallah, but who was forced to drop out due to conflicts with Taxi.
DID YOU KNOW : Known for his dedication to make stunts look as real as possible, Harrison Ford actually herniated his back in the scene where he is attacked in his bedroom by a Thuggee assassin. As a result, production had to shut down for Ford to be flown to LA to have an operation.
DID YOU KNOW : The recipe for some of the Pankot Palace feast, the “chilled monkey-brains” were made from custard and raspberry sauce.