Apocalypse on the Set

Nine Disastrous Film Productions

By Ben Taylor; Ben Taylor
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590201886, 272pp.)

Publication Date: February 2012

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The book starts with "Pulgasari"--a North Korean "Godzilla" clone dreamed up by Kim Jong-Il and created by a kidnapped 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 "Apocalypse Now" and "The Crow," are just as astounding and gripping--this is a book film fans will devour.
These bizarre, often hilarious cinematic endeavors confirm that truth is stranger than fiction, reality more volatile than narratives, and fate more improbable than plots.
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