Here’s a fascinating article in GQ my friend Aldo sent me about the world’s biggest (and most meta) movie set. I found the article riveting, but it left me with LOTS of questions! Reminds me of the making of “Apocalypse Now” – or maybe it’s more meta than even that. Is director Khrzhanovsky, in fact, Kurtz? If so, who really is the “company” that keeps funding him, and why?
The Movie Set That Ate Itself
Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative control, he invaded a Ukrainian city, marshaled a cast of thousands and thousands, and constructed a totalitarian society in which the cameras are always rolling and the actors never go home.