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In my previous blog, I mentioned the danger of success stories. I believe they can, at times, be dangerous rather than motivational because we always know the outcome. We don’t like to focus on failure, but understanding its role in creativity is just as important.
So with that in mind, let’s focus on a movie that was a disaster. Arguably the biggest disaster movie of all time.
This movie involved water. A lot of water.
Thousands of gallons of water built in the middle of a massive set. Aside from giving Mother Nature a starring role (and she was a true diva, causing a host of problems) this movie was plagued with production delays and a budget rising to enormous heights. People “in the know” predicted its doom. An assistant director told the L.A. Times “Yeah, the horror stories are true.”