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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

US 97m, Colour
Director: David Gregory; Cast: Richard Stanley, Fairuza Balk, Hugh Dickson, Oli Dickson, Peter Elliott

Lost_SoulLost Soul joins a list of documentary films such as Burden of Dreams (1982), Lost in La Mancha (2002) and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991) which have related extraordinary behind-the-scenes tales in modern film-making. While not the most disastrous production (Gilliam’s attempt to make Don Quixote as told in La Mancha has that title), The Island of Dr. Moreau is regarded by many as one of the worst films ever made. The film’s original director was Richard Stanley, who noted that he employed witchcraft to secure the film deal. Ousted from the job after a series of bizarre circumstances,  he was replaced by veteran director John Frankenheimer who was brought in to wrangle the mischievously trouble-making Marlon Brando and an equally incorrigible Val Kilmer (Klaus Ming July 2015).


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