Film screening: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation


This shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark was produced and directed by three boys from the Mississippi Gulf Coast more than 20 years ago. The trio of 10-year-olds began shooting in the summer of 1982, and they wrapped seven years later. The adaptation has everything: The rolling boulder; the live snakes; the heart-thudding truck sequence; and everywhere flames, flames, flames.

Other than a few inventive substitutions — a puppy stands in for a monkey, a boat for a plane — they didn't skimp on production values. They included a submarine, a truck on fire, a melting face and the same 1936 Life magazine used in the original.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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