Controversial Bavarian film director Werner Herzog advises young filmmakers they don't need to go to film school, but rather explore the world on foot, and not let fear of rejection keep them from their dreams.
The sleaze, drugs and desperation allowed to fester in the heart of New York City in the 1970s and '80s may not have done much to foster civic pride, but it sure proved fertile ground for the movies, from the relative respectability of "Taxi Driver" to the low-budget schlock produced by Larry Cohen ("Q: The Winged Serpent").
Budgets spiraling out of control; cast and crew on the verge of collapse; sets destroyed: Just a few of the catastrophes to afflict the ill-fated productions in The Screening Room's Top 10 movie shoots from hell.
Special Oscar snub edition: These 10 entries received zero nominations in categories in which they should have been shoo-ins -- "Walk the Line" gets actor and actress, but no picture? -- but they're winners to us.
Zombies are, if anything, overrepresented in today's movie marketplace. Yet the spiritual tradition that invented them -- Afro-Caribbean voodoo -- rarely gets the spotlight, serving mostly as a genre backdrop for all-too-familiar stories about good-looking white people in over their heads (e.g., "Angel Heart").