In the 1980’s two boys remade the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” shot for shot, with no money, no resources, and no clue. And there was another problem — it took them seven years to make, so there was quite a continuity problem as they went through adolescence. By then, they had grown up – and almost burned down the family home, nearly killed one of them, and stopped speaking to each other. Twenty-nine years later, their film “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation“ has been praised by Steven Spielberg, Harry Knowles and Eli Roth. It has an obsessive and devoted following of millions and is considered the best and most successful fan film ever created.
Now this book tells the whole story of their odyssey – from two kids with nothing but a dream to recreate their most beloved movie to two seasoned filmmakers with an international cult phenomenon. It is a great treat for anyone who loves “Raiders,” movies, or stories of people who follow their dreams. I have one copy of the book to give away. Send me an email at email@example.com with “Raiders” in the subject line and tell me your favorite scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to enter. Don’t forget your address (US addresses only). I’ll pick a winner at random on November 25. Good luck!
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