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Indiana Jones is a franchise built around the archaeologist-adventurer character of the same name. It started with the Indiana Jones movies, where he has been played by Harrison Ford, but there are also various books, comics and a TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
Known as one of the "greatest fan films ever made," Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is a shot for shot remake of the 1981 Indiana Jones movie. Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb, and Chris Strompolos started creating the film just a year after the release of the original movie, and continued for seven consecutive summers, recreating every single scene in their hometown in Mississippi. After seven years, the production seemed nearly complete, except for the last scene, which including an exploding airplane---something the friends simply couldn't pull off successfully. They called off production, calling it as complete as it could be. Fourteen years later, they decided to premiere the production and sell the rights to Paramount Pictures.
As depicted in the documentary Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, the childhood friends reunited to finally finish the airplane scene after three decades. The budget for this was significantly higher, as the crew of the fan film attempted, and succeeded, at getting professional help, which included a professional camera crew, stunt doubles, and an airplane created specifically for their purpose. The film was finished in 2016 after nearly thirty years of filming.
The fandom for the Indiana Jones movies overlapped with the fandom centered around the actor Harrison Ford, so many zines were multifandom with a mix of stories from Indiana Jones, as well as Star Wars and other Harrison Ford movies:
- Archaeology 101
- Burnt Offerings
- Choice Parts
- Conflicting Impulses
- Docking Bay
- Field Studies
- Flip of a Coin
- Hollywood Tinseltown
- Indiana Jones and the Pillars of Destruction
- Indiana Jones in the Dark Continent
- Keeping Up With the Joneses
- Not Exactly a Knight
- Paths of Meaning
- Raiders of the Lost Carbonite
- Speak Before You Think
- Tales for the Telling
- Well of the Souls #1-6
1983 art from an unknown zine, artist is Connie Faddis
Archives & Fannish Links
- Indiana Jones Series works at AO3
- Indiana Jones & crossover works at FFN
- Indiana Jones crossovers with Buffyverse at Twisting the Hellmouth
- Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. Accessed November 9, 2016.