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Raiders of the Lost Archives [Video]

This 13 minute video compares, frame for frame, Raiders of the Lost Ark against a mashup of 30 adventure films from 1919 to 1973–it’s a visual feast of adventure action.

If you’re ever been in an argument with someone about how genres are influences by the works that come before them, you’ll definitely want to trot this fantastic bit of editing out. Click on the above video to enjoy a sort of meta-action-movie adventure that clearly shows how early works in the genre heavily influenced Indiana Jones.

For more Indiana Jones fun from the How-To Geek archives, check out this Indiana Jones stop-motion film and Boba Fett Auditions for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Raiders of the Lost Archives [via Waxy.org]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/2/12

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