There’s a moment when every viral video catches fire. Maybe it gets shared by the right people on social media, or played on TV, or something. For the shot-by-shot Raiders of the Lost Ark fan film, it was playing a film festival in Austin, Texas.
When three young filmmakers decided to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark shot for shot, they had no idea where it would take them. Now, a documentary about the experience is coming out, and a new trailer has been cut that feels very familiar.
The story is legendary. In the early Eighties, three 11-year-old boys decided to embark on a shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. What started small turned into a multi-decade project that got the attention of the entire world. Now, it’s a documentary called Raiders: The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever…
In the early ‘80s, a group of friends decided to do a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. The herculean task became an Internet legend, and this summer you can watch the entire story unfold on the big screen.
Back in 1982, two 11-year-old kids loved Raiders of the Lost Ark so deeply that they remade the entire film, shot for shot. Twenty years later, Eli Roth got his hands on this tape and it instantly became a "must-watch" sensation. Today, the now grown kids are getting the band back together.
Why on Earth did Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Traffic director Steven Soderbergh decide to turn the colorful pulp of Raiders of the Lost Ark into a silent black-and-white film? Because it turns out Raiders is still remarkably compelling stripped down and has a lot to teach us about filmmaking.
You know the story: Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, two friends, decided in 1982 to make a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took them seven years to finish, and then another 20 years or so for director Eli Roth to discover it, along with the world. Now, Hollywood hopes to make two movies based on…
You've already heard of the snow Thing-esque drama, The Terror, that Ridley Scott is producing with Scott Free TV for AMC, but now his other secret projects are being revealed. Including one project set in the future, and another that will "bend the arc of history," whatever that means.
Did somebody open the Lost Ark in New York City or are the Ghostbusters back in town? I'm stuck at the airport right now and my flight has been delayed because of the insanely huge storm that is hammering the city right now. Just look at this picture, instagrammed by Dhani Jones.
What would have happened if Raiders of the Lost Ark met Sid and Marty Krotfft's Lost Saucer? It might have looked a little something like this. Of course, you might have a chance to see this scene for real if the rumors about extraterrestrials in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are to be believed.
A government facility in Roswell, NM plays a big role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, judging from a leaked bootleg of the movie's first official trailer. So it looks like the rumors about Indy getting involved with some extraterrestrials are true. The trailer also shows a fight sequence in the…