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Apocalypse on the Set

Ben Taylor

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-188-6
Trim Size: 6 X 9
Hardcover
Overlook
February

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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.

Praise for Apocalypse on the Set:
"Taylor details the excruciating, mind-boggling and downright insane conditions in which [these] films, both popular and obscure, were made . . . Pick this bad boy up when it hits shelves." —Cinebyte.com

"Taylor provides a thoroughly entertaining look at the trials and tribulations that plagued the film of nine now infamous motion pictures. A must read for film buffs or anyone curious about the many ways a film can go awry." —Booklist



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.

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