With the fourth Indiana Jones movie just around the corner, this seems timely. A legendary amateur filmmaker shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark has been been floating out there for many years now, with occasional film festival play and a decent amount of press coverage.
The first 10 minutes are available at YouTube now.
A writing professor once told me that if I typed out the entire text of James Joyce's "The Dead" that his soul would inhabit mine. Perhaps this is the filmmaking equivalent?