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Apocalypse on the Set

Apocalypse on the Set
Nine Disastrous Film Productions
Ben Taylor
Price: £
16.99
  • eBook
Published: 
25 Oct 2012
ISBN: 
9780715644485
Pages: 
272
Genre: 
  • Music, Film & Theatre
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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 Godzillaclone 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.

Reviews

‘A compelling read' James Robert Parish, author of: Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops

‘Some of the true-life tales are staggering in their sheer level of insanity. …Packs a wallop. Undeniably fascinating' Kirkus 

'Disastrous production problems…are dissected here with the grim relish for bizarre incidents and unforeseeable accidents that the lunacy of cult films so richly deserves’ Saga

‘Astounding...gripping...These bizarre, often hilarious cinematic adventures confirm that truth is stranger than fiction, reality more volatile than narratives, and fate more improbable than plots’ DVD Choices

 

 

Ben Taylor

About Ben Taylor

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. He lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Apocalypse on the Set

Apocalypse on the Set
Nine Disastrous Film Productions
Ben Taylor
Price: £
16.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
25 Oct 2012
ISBN: 
9780715643273
Pages: 
272
Genre: 
Available from:

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.

Reviews

‘A compelling read' James Robert Parish, author of: Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops

‘Some of the true-life tales are staggering in their sheer level of insanity. …Packs a wallop. Undeniably fascinating' Kirkus 

'Disastrous production problems…are dissected here with the grim relish for bizarre incidents and unforeseeable accidents that the lunacy of cult films so richly deserves’ Saga

‘Astounding...gripping...These bizarre, often hilarious cinematic adventures confirm that truth is stranger than fiction, reality more volatile than narratives, and fate more improbable than plots’ DVD Choices

 

 

Ben Taylor

About Ben Taylor

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. He lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.