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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.
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.
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!
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.
Everybody wants to recapture the glory days of 80s movies these days. Everywhere you look, they're remaking 80s classics or paying homage to the motifs of the Reagan era. But there's still something about the 80s that remains unique and special. Here are 10 things movies were good at in the 80s that they struggle at…
It's not like you were working anyway.
In yet another odd chapter from the US's movie rating history, the MPAA would not let Raiders of the Lost Ark's famous exploding head scene pass without an R rating—until director Steven Spielberg agreed to obscure the phony gore with flames.
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…
The famous golden idol scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark gets reenacted in an unlikely venue: Central Park. But somehow the boulder is less menacing when it's played by a fellow running around in a boulder costume.
If someone ever invents a machine to let us visit other universes, the first thing we'll do is head for the DVD section. Because the history of science fiction and fantasy is full of things that almost happened — to the point where there's test footage, screen tests, and audition tapes online. Here's some of the most…
Take a look inside the mind of Indiana Jones. An old draft for Lawrence Kasdan's Raiders of the Lost Ark script has appeared over at Cinephilia & Beyond with tons of notes in the margins from Harrison Ford himself.