Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Happy wow commences NOW.

Later this month, on April 18th and 19th, Portland's Hollywood Theatre is going to show Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation.

THIS is a geek-thing of enormous magnitude. Back in the 1980s, three kids from Mississippi who loved Raiders of the Lost Ark filmed a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders on video camera. (SHOT-FOR-SHOT. I kid you not. Took seven years, and they had to nix the flying wing sequence, but you can't have everything...)

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have both seen it, after young director Eli Roth dug it out of obscurity. There actually will be a biopic about the kids (to be scripted by Dan Clowes). And now Portland gets to see the adaptation, in all its handicam glory.

Wow.

(Heard via The Rick Emerson Show. Brought to us by Dark Horse Comics and The Portland Mercury...)
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