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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.
On June 12, 1981, adventure got a new name: Indiana Jones. Now, 35 years later, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ film Raiders of the Lost Ark remains a revered classic and one of the best action films of all time. To begin the anniversary celebration, Lucasfilm has licensed a brand new, limited edition poster…
If you’re like us, you can’t get enough pop culture art. New movies, old classics, cult oddities—we love it all, and a new show at Los Angeles’ Hero Complex Gallery combines all of that and more.
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.
The reason we all love Raiders of the Lost Ark is how fun it is. It’s rousing, exciting, sprawling, it basically has it all. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas teamed up to make a movie that makes you feel good, and so too does this poster.
Like an Indiana Jones puzzle, what you see above is just part of the story. It’s part of a brand new poster by artist JC Richard that takes one of the most iconic scenes in Raiders of the Lost Ark and turns it into a painfully beautiful limited edition poster.
Cinefix dissects the iconic opening scene of Raiders of The Lost Ark showing how it was made. From the planning to the practical effects and sound design. It also talks about George Lucas' obsession with Disney comic books and how Uncle Scrooge's The Seven Cities of Cibola influenced the boulder scene.
Produced and Directed by Zach King and Jadon Gauthier, the five-minute remake is called Raiders of the Lost Bark (naturally), stars a Boxer puppy named Indiana Bones (of course), and the villains are kittens (OBVIOUSLY).
Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around…
Granted, hindsight is 20/20, but if Indiana Jones had known what would happen when the Ark of the Covenant was opened, his actions in this comic would have made life much simpler.
Die-hard fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will finally be able to recreate what is certainly the most unsettling scene in the movie, and one of the creepiest uses of practical effects ever to hit the silver screen. But instead of multiple layers of melting gelatin, this Major Toht candle is of course made of wax—so it…
How has it taken this long for someone to come up with this? Get ready to re-experience the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as provide some mood lighting. A win-win situation!
It's hard to say what my favorite thing about Steven Soderbergh's new remix of Raiders of Ark is. Is it the total lack of dialogue? Or maybe it's the vivid black-and-white rendering that makes you forget the film's supposed to be in color. Actually, honestly, it's the sick 8-bit soundtrack. That's it.
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.
Among the many lessons to be found in the Bible, prominent among them is "Look, but don't touch." When an Israelite named Uzzah laid hands upon the Ark of The Covenant, he was struck down by God. But, in 1933, an engineering professor theorized that the real cause of death was 10,000 volts of static electricity.
We love Raiders of the Lost Ark... but in the end Indiana Jones just wins by closing his eyes. Check out the climax of Ark of the Sun God, the Italian Raiders knock-off, in which shit just gets crazy.
We all know the story of how Tom Selleck turned down the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark to do Magnum P.I. instead. Except that it's not true. As Selleck revealed on The Late Show last night, CBS prevented him from starring in the movie — which resulted in him working as a handyman in Hawaii.
Do you find the idea of learning Japanese intimidating? A videogame is looking to make the language fun and easy—and it needs a little crowdfunding help. You can also put your dollars behind cute Cthulhu sculptures, palm-sized personal museums, a new addition to a famous fan film, and a tale of teddy bear pirates.