Apocalypse on the Set by Ben Taylor
Nine Disastrous Film Productions

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...it's hard not to feel a little nostalgic for the honest disasters in Mr. Taylor's book. A system that has inoculated itself against failure doesn't know the true meaning of success.
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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.
 

About Ben Taylor

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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.
 
Published February 2, 2012 by The Overlook Press. 352 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Tom Shone on Feb 25 2012

...it's hard not to feel a little nostalgic for the honest disasters in Mr. Taylor's book. A system that has inoculated itself against failure doesn't know the true meaning of success.

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