In 1981, three ten-year-old Mississippi boys saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. Like many of us, they were enchanted by Spielberg's homage to 30's serials. But they took their enthusiasm a quantum leap further. They decided to film a shot-for-shot remake of the movie. Seven years later, they finished it. Harry Knowles of Ain't it Cool News, who has seen the film, says they did an incredible job.
Their film is not currently available anywhere, but buzz is building. It wouldn't surprise me to see it appear on the festival circuit or on DVD. And when it does, I want to see it. It doesn't really matter how good or bad it is (and apparently, it's surprisingly good). These kids-- adults now-- dedicated their entire adolescence to realizing a dream. Their film celebrates the power of art to inspire us, and I want to bear witness.
And you know, this should earn those guys big bonus points on that geek test.