Raiders of the Lost Ark (and a crazy middle school dream)

Here’s the trailer for the documentary about the 11 and 12 year old boys who adapted Raiders of the Lost Ark (with lots of footage).

[youtube http://youtu.be/YlhI15Bl9GM]

Here’s an 8 minute interview with the boys (now grown adults) who talk about their experience. (Although the interviewer said that the boys were 10 year olds when they started the movie, in fact the boys were 11 and 12.

[youtube http://youtu.be/qAfG09CN6VY]

Here’s a long and wonderful article about how 80s teens were heavily influenced by the ability to rewind and replay their fave movies.

Here’s a video clip from the original movie for comparison.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-8AP0To4k ]

Here is  their Kickstarter fundraising page. (They raised $58,000 to make the airplane/explosion scene in Raiders). Here’s how to buy their movie.

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