Apocalypse on the Set
By: Ben Taylor (author)Hardback
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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.
Ben Taylor was born in Philadelpia, PA and attended Denison University earning a B.A. in English Literature and has also studied film theory and production at The University of Southern California. Ben also holds an MBA. He has been a contributing writer for DamnInteresting.com as well an author for their publication Alien Hand Syndrome.
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