Apocalyspe on the Set: Nine Disasterous Film Productions

Author(s): Ben Taylor


With sky-high budgets and competing egos, almost any film production has the potential for disaster. But some become full-fledged nightmares. Take "Pulgasari" - a North Korean Godzilla clone dreamed up by Kim Jong II and created by a kidnapped South Korean director, with a budget of millions and a staff of seven hundred fed on truckloads of pheasants, wild geese, and deer. The stories behind the other eight films, from "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "The Twilight Zone: The Movie", to "Waterworld and The Crow", are just as astounding and as gripping. This is a book film fans will devour. These bizarre, often hilarious cinematic endeavours confirm that truth is stranger than fiction, reality more volatile than narratives, and fate more improbable than plots.


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'Taylor details the excruciating, mind-boggling and downright insane conditions in which [nine] films, both popular and obscure, were made...Pick this bad boy up when it hits shelves.' - Cinebyte.com "Ben Taylor recounts meticulously the step-by-step implosion of several 'blockbusters' and provides a savvy perspective of how and why they unraveled in such colossal ways. A compelling read!" -James Robert Parish Reporter, Variety & Author of Fiasco, A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops

Ben Taylor is a contributing writer for DamnInteresting.com, a weekly online publication with 400,000 visitors a month, and contributed to their volume, Alien Hand Syndrome. Ben has also completed course work in film production and theory at the University of Southern California while also earning a degree in English Literature at Denison University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration. As an avid film fan he has written two feature screenplays and nearly a dozen shorts. He lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • : 9780715643273
  • : Duckworth
  • : Duckworth
  • : September 2012
  • : 236mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

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