A kidnapped South Korean director, a staged shooting-turned-fatal, a studio held hostage—these are only a few of the outlandishly real circumstances under which these nine featured movies were produced. Whether through financial obligation, bravery, or determination alone, each film was completed and released, despite the traumatic conditions that plagued them and threatened their success.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, you can you can hear from Ben Taylor himself at two upcoming events as he discusses the fascinating films and their disaster stories that compelled him to write his book.
Ben Taylor will be on hand discussing numerous anecdotes from the book and will be available to answer questions and sign books purchased during the event.
General Admission: $10 | Student: $7 | BMFI Member: $5
Ben Taylor will be discussing his book, highlighting the film Fitzcarraldo and its director Werner Herzog. A screening of Fitzcarraldo will follow at 8:30 PM.
Ben Taylor is a frequent writer for DamnInteresting.com, a weekly online publication with over 400,000 visitors a month, and contributed to their volume, Alien Hand Syndrome. He is a graduate of LaSalle University and currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Watch: Book Trailer
Listen: Radio Interview with Ben Taylor
Peruse: Hollywood Reporter Slideshow