Thursday, September 17, 2009

What If RAIDER OF THE LOST ARK Was an Old 1950s Serial?

whoiseyevan creates "'pre-make;'" a mash-up of old trailers and clips found all over Youtube" to make a 1950s era version of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Here's his description:

"What if ... Raiders of the Lost Ark was a 50s film serial? Who would be best suited for the role of Indiana Jones? How would his villains translate to this era? What would the film's musical score sound like?

"Thankfully, since George Lucas and Steven Spielberg created Raiders as a homage to classic serials, these questions are easily answered. Both directors have acknowledged that specific films influenced key sequences across all four Indiana Jones films. I tried my best piece these films together and create a loose narrative. I hope you enjoy this homage to Raiders and the many great films that inspired it.

Some of the films included in this fake preview are:

  • The 10 Commandments
  • Prince Valiant
  • The Naked Jungle
  • Secret of the Incas
  • Jungle Queen
  • Zulu
  • Casablanca
  • Mr. Moto takes a Vacation
  • On Dangerous Ground, Patton
  • King Solomon's Mines
  • David and Bathsheba
  • The Screaming Skull
  • Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
  • Superman at Bay.
Go here for a frame-by-frame breakdown.

Lots more of these here.

Hat tip to Tony Medeiros.

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