Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made The official companion book to the hit feature length documentary Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made in theaters and on video on demand June th In in Ocean Springs Mis

  • Title: Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
  • Author: Alan Eisenstock
  • ISBN: 9781250013507
  • Page: 486
  • Format: ebook
  • The official companion book to the hit feature length documentary, Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, in theaters and on video on demand June 27th 2016In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark I m playing Indiana Jones And theyThe official companion book to the hit feature length documentary, Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, in theaters and on video on demand June 27th 2016In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark I m playing Indiana Jones And they did it Every shot, every line of dialogue, every stunt.They borrowed and collected costumes, convinced neighborhood kids to wear grass skirts and play natives, cast a fifteen year old as Indy s love interest, rounded up seven thousand snakes sort of , built the Ark, the Idol, the huge boulder, found a desert in Mississippi, and melted the bad guys faces off.It took seven years.Along the way, Chris had his first kiss on camera , they nearly burned down the house and incinerated Eric, lived through parents getting divorced and remarried, and watched their friendship disintegrate.Alan Eisenstock s Raiders is the incredible true story of Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, how they realized their impossible dream of remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark, and how their friendship survived all challenges, from the building of a six foot round fiberglass boulder to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

    Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Jun , Typically this is the sort of documentary I would avoid I love documentaries and I love film, but a group of kids who recreate Raiders Sounds stupid Luckily, others were less dismissive and numerous sources have praised both the kids film and this documentary It made me curious, and as it turns out, there is a great story here. Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made . min NR Subtitles and Closed Captions After seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark almost years ago, three year old boys from Mississippi spent years on a faithful, shot for shot adaptation of the classic action adventure film. Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is a film directed by Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is a film directed by Jeremy Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Critics Consensus As fascinating as it is affecting, Raiders offers an insightful look at fan culture while presenting a poignant portrait of Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Jun , RAIDERS THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE picks up the story three decades later when the guys, now adults with careers and families and responsibilities, again come together to finish their project. Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made on About This Video Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and , RAIDERS is the story of the project s culmination, chronicling the friends dedication to their artistic vision mixed in with some movie magic to create the greatest fan film ever made. Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Three childhood friends attempt to finish the pet project they ve worked on for over years re creating Raiders of the Lost Ark shot for shot. Raiders The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made by The closing film of the Milwaukee Film Festival in was a documentary titled Raiders which told the story of a youthful attempt to make a shot for shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the struggle to shoot the last scene than two decades later. Raiders of the Lost Ark The Adaptation Raiders of the Lost Ark The Adaptation is a American fan film, Raiders The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, directed by Tim Skousen and Jeremy Coon, was released on June , , and is now available on Netflix.

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    About “Alan Eisenstock”

    1. Alan Eisenstock

      I ve been a writer most of my life I ve written books, magazine articles, TV shows, movies, plays, advertising copy, and brochures for my kids school A few years ago, I decided to walk away from a successful television writing and producing career and follow my dream of writing prose for a living.

    758 thoughts on “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made”

    1. SLJ starred review:EISENSTOCK, Alan with Eric Zala & Chris Strompolos. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. 320p. Thomas Dunne. 2012. Tr $25.99. ISBN 978-1-250-00147-4. LC 2012035374.Adult/High School–When two pre-teens decided to re-create the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, they had no idea what they were getting into, or that they were forging a friendship that would last long past the cut of the camera. Zala used his role as director to explore his abilities to [...]


    2. Been a long time since I was compelled to read anything nonstop. Over the course of 7 years, a group of kids in Mississippi made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is the story of that film, as told by its star and director. I was at the 2002 Butt-Numb-A-Thon screening which first got Raiders: The Adaptation its cult notoriety, and saw from the Nepal bar scene to Indy & Marion's escape from the Well of Souls. I can attest that the crowd reaction went down as described. W [...]


    3. The closing film of the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2015 was a documentary titled Raiders! which told the story of a youthful attempt to make a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the struggle to shoot the last scene more than two decades later. It was hugely interesting and fun and led to my wanting to read this book, which fleshes out the backstory of how the film came to be made. I really enjoyed reading this book and sacrificed some sleep to finish it. I'm glad I got to read [...]


    4. I love these guys! I freaking love these guys.I'm lucky enough to know them a little personally, and even luckier to be working on the post process of the missing plane scene now, but I just finished this book and I just loved meeting these two wonderful people I thought I knew.I wonderful story of friendship.


    5. I tore through this book in two days. I was fascinated by the story of these guys and their wonderful little movie.


    6. I received a hardcover copy of this novel from the publisher for review.Endearing and Enchanting★★★★★Like many who will read this book, I was already familiar with the basics of the story. I read what I could about it, found the trailer online, and even reached out to the filmmakers at one point in an unsuccessful bid to bring them to my city, just so I could see the film in its entirety. Ironically, perhaps, that was seven years ago.But where I regrettably failed in my quest to experi [...]


    7. May 30, 2003. It was exactly seven years before my wedding day, though of course I didn't know that at the time. It was also the last day of school of my fourth year of teaching, followed by the annual end-of-school teacher boat party. My current boyfriend (not future husband) had bought tickets for us to see this weird movie at the Alamo Drafthouse. It was a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark done by kids and it was showing at midnight. Oh and the kids who made the movie, grown up now, were goin [...]


    8. I laughed, I cried, I was awe-struck. Two boys, Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, were 12 and 11 respectively in 1982 when they decided to re-make Raiders of the Lost Ark as a summer project. For seven consecutive summers, these boys designed, filmed, and edited their loving, shot-for-shot homage to Steven Spielberg's blockbuster action movie about a treasure-hunting archaeologist. Eric directed and acted. Chris acted and produced. They scoured their hometown and the surrounding countryside on the [...]


    9. Raiders! Some people remember exactly where they were when the moon landing occurred, or when the Twin Towers were hit. I remember where I was when I first saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was on holiday with my family in Greece, and nothing up until that point had prepared me for the visceral impact a movie could have. As I walked back through the dark Mediterranean night from the screening (organised by the hotel's youth club), my twelve-year-old mind reeled with the images seared into my impre [...]


    10. Back in 2003, I remember seeing the review from Ain't It Cool News? regarding the adaptation. I shifted through the internet looking for a download. It wasn't until years later I found one, watched this glorious piece of work, I saved it to a disc to have and to hold forever. Was it my love for Indy - raised on the films since I was a babe? Or was it that I always wanted to do the same thing? Create an ~amazing fan film~ like they did?Whatever the reason, it was amazing finding what I could on t [...]


    11. I was fortunate enough to read this book before release (I was given an ARC while doing interviews with the subjects and author), but I would have bought the book at full price and strongly recommend it. If you enjoyed RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, have an interest in film or filmmaking, or just want a really fun read, this is a book you should not miss.Although non-fiction, RAIDERS! reads like a fast-paced adventure novel. Eisenstock's meticulous research and fantastic writing skills make it easy to [...]


    12. It’s a story about a movie (visual experience) and an “adaption” movie (visual response) told in written word and the result is a lacking reader experience. This could have been easily fixed by inserting photos as visual aids, even if only a few screen shots of scenes that had significant stories in the book. And after waiting for the big moment of when the boys would be rewarded with a letter from Steven Spielberg, the book only shares the first line and closing statement. Getting a slive [...]


    13. This funny, heartwarming book tells the story of two young men who spent seven summers of their teenage years creating a nearly shot for shot remake of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark in rural Mississippi. They sweet-talked classmates into wearing grass skirts, borrowed camera equipment from the TV station one of their moms worked at, used a gravel pit as the desert and otherwise, schemed, wheedled and occasionally appropriated what they needed to fulfill their vision. While it was Chris Strom [...]


    14. I was lucky enough to be able to see Chris and Eric's epic on the big screen. Their remake of Raiders is a testament to their perseverance and ingenuity. This book is much more than that story though. It is a tale of friendship through thick and thin. It is about what it was like growing up in the latter twenty years of the 20th Century, before the internet, DVD and Netflix. Eric and Chris do what many young people set out to do: make a movie. They decide to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark, direc [...]


    15. I've been a huge fan of the (fan)movie for a long time, but I did not learn about this book before last year's kickstarter to finish the movie. The story of how they made their fanmovie is super interesting, and it's the reason why I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. The people involved must have been really honest, as the author does not seem compelled to only show them at their best. I do, however, disagree with how the story is told. By writing the book as a novel, it feels like the author all [...]


    16. An amazing story about two boys who decide to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark. What they thought would take one summer when they were 12 ended up taking 7 years.The fact that they completed it at all amazed me, not only that but there were many family and personal issues between the kids but Raiders kept them together, and eventually brought them back together as well.The book skips huge swaths of time, focusing mostly on when the two were together during the summers to work on their movie so I d [...]


    17. I wanted to like this book, but I only got through the first 200 pages before I gave up. I came into this expecting a fun little autobiography filled with colorful pictures. Sadly, there are no pictures of any kind. There is a lot of angst, and if you like stories about divorce and drinking, this may be for you.It feels like a fiction novel inspired by a true story. Either that or the writer must have an excellent memory to recall all those conversations in such detail 20 years later. I found my [...]


    18. Transportive. Reminded me so much of my childhood--the friendshipse pre-adolescent propensity for immersion in other worlds, and particularly for a child of the 80s, the merging of individual imagination with the pop culture narratives of the day (think Raiders, Star Wars.hing Lucas or Spielberg for that matter). The adaptation played in Athens earlier this month, but I was sadly unable to attend. Hope to be able to see it someday soon.


    19. I've preordered this and can't wait to read it! Full disclosure: it's written about my cousins Eric and Kurt, and I heard many of the pieces of this story when it was really happening. I also met Alan when he was in Ocean Springs doing his very thorough research. I got to read some of the early drafts and it's going to be a fantastic book. Order now on , get delivery in November: just in time for holiday gift-giving.


    20. Disclaimer: Raiders is my favorite movie.I read this book in 12 hours. What an amazing tale of friendship, devotion, commitment and fandom. I literally couldn't put this down, it hit me in the face like 5 times before I was willing to admit I was asleep and set it aside for a couple hours. This is a must read.


    21. I remember reading the article on Ain't It Cool News years ago, and then completely forgot about it. This is the type of story that inspires me, as a kid my friends and I would make movies, nothing as ambitious at what these friends pulled off but still the same dream was there. Any movie fan should read this story, absolutely loved it. Just wish I could see the remake myself.


    22. This kept me laughing the whole way through. It's the incredible true story of three middle school boys re-making Raiders of the Lost Ark over the course of seven summers. Their ingenuity and can do attitude is inspiring and the movie (which you can watch online) is amazing as well as amazingly hilarious. As nonfiction, it leaves a little to be desired - but as memoir it's cracking.


    23. What a truly amazing story! If you ever need something that illustrates believing in a dream and being willing to persevere through everything to see your dream come true, read this book. Read this book anyway. Then go find "Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation" somewhere and watch it. Seeing the movie and knowing the story behind it will blow you away.


    24. I found this under my tree this Christmas, which was a lovely surprise. Magic, enchanting, and delightful. There is great fun to be had in reading about how these kids created their movie, and the trials they go through in their personal lives are remarkably moving. If you're a movie fan, this is a great book for you. If you like a good story well told, this is also a great book for you.


    25. so fun! and how can i get to watch this film?! i'm super impressed that they were able to complete this fan film after 7 freaking years. that's some serious dedication.i have hopes that the two friends who have gone on to make a film together in their adult years will succeed, but i have to admit my doubts.


    26. I made a movie When I was a kid, more of an homage to Star Wars, and so I was excited to read this - sounded like fun. The book, however, tells a much bigger and messier story. It reads much more like real life - with fights and divorces and hurricanes. I'm glad I read it, and it made me appreciate my childhood friendships all over again.


    27. Appealing, fast-paced account of two kids who decide to create a shot-for-shot remake of _Raiders of the Lost Ark._ They think it'll be a summertime project, but it takes them seven years. Thanks for recommending this, Greg!


    28. If you ever created anything with friends, you NEED to read this book. By the time I finished, I was totally in love with it. I hope that they adapt it into a film.


    29. This book was quite good. If I hadn't already seen the film AND heard the makers speak about it, I definitely would have liked it a lot more.



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