I really don’t see the point of already knowing stuff if I’m going to be forced to keep hearing about it by some guy who thinks he just discovered it:
The same year, three elementary school kids from Mississippi saw Raiders of the Lost Ark and were so taken by it they decided to make their own version of it, word for word, shot for shot. By themselves.
(…)This was before the age of home video, so they went back to the cinema to see the film again, recorded the audio with a tape recorder, took notes, then went home and began storyboarding and pre-production. Filming on Betamax in their mums’ basements and gardens, they padded out the cast with neighbourhood kids, made a boulder out of fibreglass, pulled a burnt-out car from a swamp, hassled a farmer for permission to shoot on his dirt farm (for the desert scenes), and harassed a naval base captain for three years to let them shoot on his submarine.
For the Nazi monkey who does the Sieg Heil in the film, they cast a dog and lifted his paw up with fishing wire. They finished the film seven years later…
Anyhow, this is still cooler: