Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Philadelphia Event Alert: APOCALYPSE ON THE SET

Philadelphia native Ben Taylor turned his lifelong interest for film into his first book APOCALYPSE ON THE SET: Nine Disastrous Film Productions. In this compendium of legendary catastrophic productions, Taylor demonstrates that when disaster strikes the movie set, the resulting consequences—sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic—will rival even the most sensational storyline of the film itself.

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.


3/29: Barnes and Noble, Rittenhouse; 7:00 PM—FREE

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.

4/3: Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA 7:30 PM—ticketed 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.

Visit: www.apocalypseontheset.com

Watch: Book Trailer

Listen: Radio Interview with Ben Taylor

Read: ScreenRant Interview with Ben Taylor

Peruse: Hollywood Reporter Slideshow

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