Saturday, November 17, 2012

Book Trailer of the Week: "Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made!"

Most of the book trailers I stumble upon have been viewed anywhere from a few dozen times to a few hundred times when I find them.  That's just the nature of book-releated videos on YouTube...definitely a limited audience for these things on a site dominated by music videos and the antics of celebrity fools (such fools of which there seem to be an infinite number and variety).  This trailer however, has already been viewed over 15,000 times, making it one of the most popular ones on the site.  Whether that popularity turns into actual book sales, of course, remains to be seen.

I find the whole idea that a couple of kids in Mississippi would spend seven years of their lives re-shooting every single scene from Stephen Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark to be absolutely fascinating.  You read that correctly...every single scene.  Run a few of those spectacular Raiders stunts through your head for a moment and you will realize how amazing their achievement is.  Now their movie is being shown in theaters, and there's a new book all about it: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.  As the author notes in the video, this is really a story about friendship, one that, in this case, was almost permanently destroyed by the girl who came between them.

 15th Book Trailer of the week in a continuing series of unusual and memorable book trailers spotted by Book Chase

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