Indiana Jones

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Name: Indiana Jones
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Creator: George Lucas
Date(s): 1981-present
Medium: movies, books, tv, comics, rpg, video games
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: official site, wikipedia
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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.

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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.[1]

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.

Zines

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:

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References

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. Accessed November 9, 2016.