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LTP: Fan Film Edition

You may have heard about the Indiana Jones fan remake that took more than 30 years to complete and spawned a documentary, as it’s been in the SXSW news recently.

Fan films are not a new phenomenon, whether it’s a famous director getting a chance to mount his own vision of his favorite film from his childhood, or create a shot for shot remake. Or to add another meta-layer, another famous director can come in and combine the the source and the remake to create a whole new level of fan film. There have even been movies about fans making movies, whether from a deep sense of nostalgia or a general love of movies. On a much smaller budget, fans have even created crowdsourced tributes to their favorite movies.

If you had a chance to recreate a favorite movie (either shot-for-shot, crowdsourced, or whatever), what would it be?

By Karishma

Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

3 replies on “LTP: Fan Film Edition”

One of my favorite series is the Back to the Future trilogy, and, while I would absolutely NOT attempt a Marty McFly-style story, I think the concept of going back thirty years and seeing your parents is a cool one. Perhaps reboot it to take place in 2015, with a similar storyline, but change the character names (a’la Karate Kid)? That way omage could be paid withut causing diheards like me to go into an uproar. :P

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