The Brad Gilmore Show


Episode 124: Eric Zala of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation’

May 25, 2017

Today marks the return of The Brad Gilmore Show! Brad welcomes Eric Zala of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question: “Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark?  I'm playing Indiana Jones.” And they did it. Every shot, every line of dialogue, every stunt. They borrowed and collected costumes, convinced neighborhood kids to wear grass skirts and play natives, cast a fifteen-year-old as Indys love interest, rounded up seven thousand snakes (sort of), built the Ark, the Idol, the huge boulder, found a desert in Mississippi, and melted the bad guys faces off.


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