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    13 Movies That Are Remembered More For Drama Behind The Scenes Than The Actual Plot

    Lily Tomlin should NOT have been treated this badly.

    Thanks to rumors of a feud between director Olivia Wilde and lead actor Florence Pugh, more of the Don't Worry Darling buzz is focused on the behind-the-scenes drama than the actual movie itself.

    the cast at the Venice film fest

    However, this is far from the first time a movie has gotten more buzz for its offscreen drama than its onscreen drama.

    Here are 13 movies that are remembered more for their behind-the-scenes drama than the actual plot line:

    1. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) is a psychological horror thriller about a failed child actor who antagonizes her movie star sister. However, the decades-long feud between lead actors Bette Davis and Joan Crawford gave the film most of its buzz.

    two actors behind a set of bars

    Their feud began in 1933 when news of Crawford's divorce overshadowed publicity for Davis's film, Ex-Lady, in the papers.

    Movie theaters dropped Ex-Lady after a week because of poor ticket sales. 

    Two years later, Davis fell in love with her Dangerous costar, Franchot Tone, on set, but he announced his engagement to Crawford during filming. 

    The role earned Davis an Oscars nomination for Best Actress, but she wore a plain dress to the awards show because she didn't expect to win. However, after she accepted the award, Crawford ignored her until Tone called her out on it. Then, she reportedly said, "Dear Bette! What a lovely frock." 

    Despite Crawford's attempts at ending their beef, the rivalry continued. There were also rumors that Crawford was in love with Davis, which Davis reportedly believed to be true.

    Davis and Crawford at a sound stage

    In 1952, Crawford's ex-friend Katherine Albert wrote The Star to mock her and cast Davis as the lead.

    In 1962, Davis took the role in Baby Jane under two conditions, (1) she got to play Baby Jane, and (2) the director had to assure her he wasn't sleeping with Crawford. The women's rivalry made for a contentious and dangerous environment on set.

    Davis and Crawford looking back at the camera as they sit on set

    It started off as petty. At the time, Crawford served on Pepsi's board of directors, so Davis arranged for a Coke machine to be installed in her dressing room. 

    However, things escalated quickly. Crawford didn't trust Davis not to injure her, so she required a body double. While filming a close-up, she wasn't able to have the body double, and Davis reportedly hit her so hard in the head that she had to get stitches.

    Crawford also got physical, purposefully weighing herself down with rocks and a weightlifter's belt for a scene where Davis had to drag her because she knew her rival had back issues.

    The feud continued into awards season when Davis was nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars but Crawford wasn't. In retaliation, Crawford volunteered to accept the award on behalf of any other nominees who couldn't make the ceremony. Anne Bancroft won but wasn't able to attend, so Crawford accepted the Oscar and posed with the other winners.

    crawford posing with other winners

    Warner Bros. tried to cast Crawford and Davis in another movie together, but less than two weeks into filming, Crawford dropped out.

    Their feud inspired the FX miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan.

    2. Escape from Tomorrow (2013) is an independent horror movie about the bizarre hallucinations and experiences of a dad who's fired on the last day of his family's Walt Disney World vacation. The production is notorious for using guerrilla filmmaking techniques to film at Disney World and Disneyland without permission.

    the movie poster with kids running, a roller coaster, and a bullet train

    The movie seemed like a copyright lawsuit waiting to happen because it depicted Disney parks characters as prostitutes and child murderers. Other plot points suggested that the giant turkey legs were actually emu meat and involved several attractions in a harrowing conspiracy.

    During production, writer/director Randy Moore was so anxious about getting caught that he lost 47 pounds.

    Randy Moore

    He also made his entire cast and crew leave the park after a near-miss with security when they spent three and a half hours on the same attraction.

    Despite rumors that the movie was edited in South Korea to obscure it from Disney's radar, only the visual effects were completed abroad. It premiered at Sundance.

    a crowd of people in a theater

    After attending the screening, Columbia Law School professor, Tim Wu, wrote a New Yorker article about why he believed the film didn't violate copyright laws. He wrote, "As commentary on the social ideals of Disney World, it seems to clearly fall within a well-recognized category of fair use, and therefore probably will not be stopped by a court using copyright or trademark laws...The film isn’t so much a criticism of Disney World itself but of the unattainable family perfection promised by a day spent at the park."

    Ultimately, Disney declined to comment about the movie and chose to ignore it, a strategy that reportedly served to not draw any further attention to the production or give it free publicity.

    disney castle

    After surveying studio marketing executives, the Hollywood Reporter came to the conclusion that the Walt Disney Company's silence hurt the film more than taking legal action — which would've brought more attention to it.

    However, Escape from Tomorrow is mentioned in D23's official "Disney A-Z" catalogue, which describes it as "an independent surrealistic cult film surreptitiously filmed at Walt Disney World and Disneyland."

    3. I Heart Huckabees (2004) is an independent comedy about a detective duo whose investigations center on "universal interconnectivity." It was overshadowed by two videos of an argument between actor Lily Tomlin and director David O. Russell that were leaked and went viral on YouTube.

    Lily Tomlin looking over at David during a press conference

    In his expletive-laden rant, Russell berated Tomlin, called her names, and insisted he was only trying to "help" her.

    Russell's angry outburst came back to haunt him when he received a career tribute award at the 2012 IFP Gotham Awards. Comedian and host Mike Birbiglia recited the director's tirade as part of his opening monologue — but Russell took it in stride.

    He told Vulture, "It’s old news! What are you going to do? I take it in good fun. You have to laugh at your mistakes."

    In 2015, Tomlin told the Hollywood Reporter that they "made up in just a few hours, and then [they] had a second fracas."

    Lily Tomlin

    She continued, "By then, I was like stoic in my suffering. But we’ve overcome it. It dissipates and it’s gone. I was doing The Search [for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe] downtown every day when we were shooting. So I’d have to leave at five and head downtown. So I was probably overextended. But it wasn’t any big deal."

    4. Roar (1981) is an adventure comedy about a naturalist and his family going up against wild animals. The production is known for being one of the most dangerous movies ever made after the director and his entire family were injured by wild animals.

    the movie poster with an illustrated family being attacked by lions and tigers

    After testing the premise of the movie by bringing lions into their own home, writer/director Noel Marshall and his wife, actor Tippi Hedren, cast themselves and their children in the lead roles.

    the cast hanging out with lions

    Marshall only took on the male lead because they couldn't find another actor willing to have such close contact with the animals. 

    In her autobiography, Hedren wrote that the cast included "132 big cats, one elephant, three aoudad sheep, and a collection of ostriches, flamingos, marabou, storks, and black swans."

    The cast suffered injuries both on camera and behind the scenes. Marshall endured blood poisoning. Hedren required skin grafts and treatment for gangrene. Her daughter, Melanie Griffith, had to get cosmetic surgery after an animal mauled her face near her eye.

    mother and daughter posing by lions in a gate

    The crew was also in danger. Cinematographer Jan de Bont's scalp was ripped off and had to be reattached with 120 stitches. 

    John Marshall told the NY Post, "Dad was a f–king a–hole to do that to his family."

    The movie was in production for 11 years and then received an international release. However, it wasn't released in the US until 2015, when Drafthouse Films added the tagline "most dangerous film ever made."

    new movie poster claiming that 70 cast and crew members were injured in the making of the film

    In 1971, Hedren opened Shambala, an animal sanctuary north of Los Angeles. Marshall continued to provide financial support for the ranch after their divorce.

    In 1983, she launched the Roar Foundation to provide for the care of the Shambala animals.

    She told the Los Angeles Times, "People sometimes say to me that if it weren’t for the lions, Noel and I would still be together...I can’t say, but the accidents, the floods — these things didn’t happen every day. During the actual filming, there were 140 people around the lions and tigers every day. It’s amazing we didn’t have more accidents. We learned so much from that time. That’s what keeps us safe now."

    5. Pulgasari (1985) is a Godzilla-inspired dark fantasy. It was only made because North Korean leader Kim Jong-il kidnapped notorious South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and his wife, actor Choi Eun-hee — but its success led to their escape.

    Shin and Choi in a room

    Shin told the Guardian, "I hated communism, but I had to pretend to be devoted to it, to escape from this barren republic. It was lunacy."

    In his memoir, Kingdom of Kim, Shin said that the dictator forced him to make the movie as propaganda for the Korean Workers' Party.

    close up of Shin

    He also said that, after being caught during an attempted escape, he was sentenced to four years in a prison camp. After his release, he was reunited with Choi at a reception Kim threw. There, they discovered the reason behind their kidnapping and then began making the propaganda films. 

    They completed seven movies before successfully escaping to Vienna. The key to their freedom was a secret recording Choi made during their initial meeting with Kim, which was leaked and broadcast in South Korea.

    After the success of Pulgasari, Shin and Choi were allowed to travel to Austria to meet with a film distributor. After landing in Vienna, they never returned to North Korea.

    close up of Shin and Choi

    They met with a movie critic friend from Japan for lunch, who helped them get in a taxi to the American embassy.

    In 2001, the American anime distribution company, ADV Films, released Pulgasari on VHS. Since then, the movie has been shown in multiple indie theaters across the world.

    the monster in the movie

    6. Super Mario Bros (1993) is an adventure comedy based on the popular Nintendo game, but husband and wife directing duo, Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, wildly veered from the source material and took the project in a darker direction.

    crowd in the movie

    They set the film in Dinohatten, a dinosaur-run alternate universe version of New York City that was still connected to the "real world" through a portal.

    Production was rushed due to a strict deadline that came with financial penalties, and the multiple script rewrites pulled inspiration from Mad Max and Die Hard.

    Morton told Game Informer, "I wanted the film to be more sophisticated...I wanted to make a film that would open it up and get parents interested in video games."

    However, the directors' vision clashed with the studio's expectations for a lighthearted kids' movie — which the cast and crew largely shared. Tensions mounted; rewrites continued. The producers fought the directors to include Mario and Luigi's iconic overalls and won.

    producers behind the scenes

    Allegedly, Morton decided an extra didn't look grimy enough for a scene they were shooting and poured coffee on them.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the cast and crew gave the directors a few derogatory nicknames — "Rockabell" and "Rocky and Annabel, the Flying Squirrel Show."

    producers posing with the mario and luigi actors

    Actor Dennis Hopper said, "The directors won't give interviews? That's the smartest thing I've heard from them. That's the only intelligent thing I've heard that they've really actually done."

    The actors who played Mario and Luigi — Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo — did shots of scotch together between scenes. Reportedly, Leguizamo was drunk during a scene where he had to drive a van and braked too hard, which resulted in the sliding doors smashing Hoskins's hand.

    mario and luigi

    In 2007, Hoskins told the Guardian, "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers. It was a fuckin' nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! Fuckin' nightmare. Fuckin' idiots."

    After principle photography wrapped, the directors were shut out of additional filming and the editing room until Morton got the Director’s Guild of America union involved.

    the two directors directing an actor

    The resulting movie was a box office failure, grossing less than half of its production budget. 

    However, in 2013, it returned to theaters for a special 20th-anniversary release.

    7. Justice League (2017) chronicled the team-up of several of DC's biggest superheroes after the death of Superman. However, a mid-production change in director, and accusations of misconduct, made for a bigger story.

    filming on a sound stage

    During post-production, director Zack Snyder stepped away to be with the family after his daughter died. Warner Bros. replaced him with Joss Whedon, whom Snyder had already brought on board to rewrite additional scenes.

    At the Wonder Woman premiere, DCEU producer Charles Roven said, "It was fortunate that Zack convinced him, and he agreed to step in and finish the movie —- to help Zack finish his vision. We're excited about that."

    However, in 2020, actor Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg, alleged on Twitter that the new director's "on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable."

    Ray as Cyborg

    WarnerMedia conducted an investigation and carried out "remedial action" but declined to disclose the results of the investigation. 

    Former federal judge Katherine Forrest, who conducted the probe, told the Hollywood Reporter that she found there were "no credible support for claims of racial animus."

    However, Fisher told THR that under Whedon, he felt it was his responsibility to "explain some of the most basic points of what would be offensive to the Black community."

    He also alleged that when he tried to discuss his concerns with Whedon, the director told him, "It feels like I’m taking notes right now, and I don’t like taking notes from anybody — not even Robert Downey Jr."

    Other sources told THR that the director butted heads with all of the lead actors, especially Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman. They alleged that "Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal. He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie."

    Whedon's version of the film flopped at the box office, but in 2021, Warner Bros. released the Snyder Cut, which was declared a "hit" and a "global phenomenon."

    Snyder and Gal Gadot having fun between filming

    Snyder's version was also praised for being more inclusive than Whedon's version.

    8. Suicide Squad (2016) follows Harley Quinn and her fellow DC supervillains. However, a lot of conversation about the movie surrounded the antics of actor Jared Leto, who played the Joker.

    jared as the joker

    Viola Davis, who played Amanda Waller, told Vanity Fair, "He did some bad things...Jared Leto did."

    viola davis in the film

    She said that it started with Leto arranging for a "henchman" to drop a dead pig on the table during rehearsals. 

    Leto gave Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn, a strange gift — a black rat in a box.

    close up of Margot as Harley Quinn

    She told The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, "At first I thought this was disgusting. But then after that...I was like, I'm not going to kill him. So I ended up keeping him as a pet. I ended up getting him like a sweet little playpen, a slide, a hammock, and a leash because I wanted to take him to set and walk him around... But then our landlord at the place I was staying found out."

    Karen Fukuhara, who played Katana, was also an unfortunate recipient of the method actor's gifts. She told USA Today, "He did give me some odd, interesting gifts — some sex toys and my first porn magazine."

    close up of karen playing katana

    She said, "He was The Joker 24/7. The first day he was on set, I went up to him and said, 'Hi, I'm Karen, nice to meet you. I play Katana.' And he says, 'Hehehehehe. Hi, pretty.' It was the creepiest and coolest experience of my life."

    Denying his previous comments about giving obscene gifts to the entire cast, Leto told Entertainment Weekly, "Any of the very few gifts that were ever given were given with a spirit of fun and adventure and received with laughter, fun, and adventure...I'm playing a guy called the Joker, it's okay to play some jokes. Nothing ever crossed any lines, and it's not up to other people on the internet to create those lines."

    jared as the joker

    He continued, "I'm an artist at the end of the day. If I do something risky and you don't like it, basically, you can kiss my ass."

    9. Blade: Trinity (2004) is the final installment in the trilogy centering on the Marvel superhero Blade. However, contention between lead actor Wesley Snipes, his costars, and director David S. Goyer made headlines.

    Blade walking with two guns

    Patton Oswalt, who played Hedges, told the AV Club that it was "a very troubled production" and "Wesley [Snipes] was just fucking crazy in a hilarious way."

    patton at a press conference

    He alleged that Snipes stayed in his trailer most of the time, smoked weed all day, let his body double do everything but close-ups, and attempted to strangle the director.

    Oswalt said, "We went out that night to some strip club, and we were all drinking. And there were a bunch of bikers there, so [director] David  [S. Goyer] says to them, 'I’ll pay for all your drinks if you show up to set tomorrow and pretend to be my security.' Wesley freaked out and went back to his trailer. And the next day, Wesley sat down with David and was like, 'I think you need to quit. You’re detrimental to this movie.' And David was like, 'Why don’t you quit? We’ve got all your close-ups, and we could shoot the rest with your stand-in.' And that freaked Wesley out so much that, for the rest of the production, he would only communicate with the director through Post-it notes. And he would sign each Post-it note 'From Blade.'"

    In 2020, Snipes denied attempting to strangle Goyer, telling the Guardian, "Let me tell you one thing. If I had tried to strangle David Goyer, you probably wouldn’t be talking to me now. A Black guy with muscles strangling the director of a movie is going to jail, I guarantee you." 

    He also denied the Post-it note story and mocked the idea of Oswalt being an "authority" on him. He said, "The presumption that one white guy can make a statement and that statement stands as true! Why would people believe his version is true? Because they are predisposed to believing the Black guy is always the problem. And all it takes is one person, Mr. Oswalt, who I really don’t know."

    In 2016, Goyer told Uproxx, "That was the most personally and professionally difficult and painful thing I've ever been through."

    close up of Goyer

    "Having said that, I have incredibly fond memories of working with Ryan [Reynolds] and Jessica [Biel] and a lot of people on the movie. Ryan and I remain really good friends today. It was a challenged shoot, as has been reported. What can I say?” he added.

    He also said that he hasn't spoken to Snipes since the shoot.

    In 2005, Snipes sued Goyer, executive producer Toby Emmerich, and New Line Cinema for $5 million, alleging that they violated his contract by forcing the supporting actors, director, and script on him. He also alleged that they still owed him a percentage of his fee and that he experienced racially motivated defamation and harassment.

    snipes as blade on a rooftop

    10. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) is a rom-com/action movie about a husband and wife who discover they're assassins assigned to kill each other. However, it's more well-known for being the movie where Brad Pitt fell in love with costar Angelina Jolie while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

    brad and angelina with scraps and weapons in the movie

    At the time, the press painted Jolie as a marriage-destroying "man eater." Though both she and Pitt denied having an affair, in 2008 she told the New York Times that she'd eventually show the movie to their children because "not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love."

    After meeting Jolie in the summer of 2004, Pitt separated from Aniston in January 2005. That March, Aniston officially filed for divorce, and Pitt and Jolie did a couple's photoshoot for W magazine, which came out that July.

    The photoshoot— which was titled "Domestic Bliss" — surprised Aniston because the two hadn't confirmed they were in a relationship. 

    In the aftermath, Aniston was hounded by paparazzi, even at home. She was plagued by malicious — and often misogynist — rumors. She told Vanity Fair, "A man divorcing would never be accused of choosing career over children. That really pissed me off."

    close up of jennifer

    However, the court of public opinion also seemed to take her side. The same article reported that, at a local boutique, "Team Aniston" shirts wildly outsold "Team Jolie" shirts.

    Aniston said, "It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way — cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. I’m a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren’t in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it."

    With friends like Courteney Cox by her side, she ignored the negative press. She chose to believe Brad's claim that he didn't cheat on her and that the timing of the W magazine photoshoot wasn't meant to be cruel.

    Jolie and Pitt went on to raise six children together. They got married in 2014, but she filed for divorce in 2016 following allegations of domestic violence.

    11. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) is a retelling of the classic fairytale, but press coverage of the cheating scandal director Rupert Sanders had with lead actor, Kristen Stewart, overshadowed other buzz about the movie.

    kristen in the film

    At the time, Sanders was married to model, Liberty Ross, and Stewart was in a relationship with her Twilight costar, Robert Pattinson.

    Their relationship became public when US Weekly posted paparazzi pictures of them together. Both Sanders and Stewart released public apologies.

    kristen looking up at rupert at an event

    In a statement to US Weekly, Sanders said, "I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family...My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying we can get through this together."

    In a statement to People, Stewart said, "I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry."

    In the aftermath, Universal shelved the planned sequel and made a solo film for Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman instead. Neither Stewart nor Sanders was part of The Huntsman: Winter's War.

    close up of Chris in the film

    After the cheating scandal, Stewart and Pattinson briefly got back together before breaking up for good in 2013. 

    Ross filed for divorce from Sanders in 2013, which was finalized in 2014.

    In 2019, Stewart told The Howard Stern Show that "the slut-shaming that went down was so absurd." She also said that, though she never actually slept with Sanders, she felt like she couldn't tell people because no one would believe her.

    close up of kristen

    She also said the scandal was the reason she was dropped from the sequel. She said, "They didn’t put me in that movie because I went through such a highly publicized scandal, and so they were scared of touching that ... The work to me genuinely was ignored in a really sort of frivolous, silly, petty way for a group of adult people who were supposed to be running studios and making films. I think they’re idiots, because if you take a little risk and make something good, people will watch it and like it and pay you."

    12. The Room (2003) is a drama about a love triangle between a banker, his fiancée, and his best friend, but it's more well-known for being such a terrible movie that it gained a cult following and inspired a memoir and another movie, both called The Disaster Artist.

    Tommy Wiseau standing in front of the room movie poster

    The movie's terribleness is evident in its many unresolved subplots, long and awkward sex scenes, blurry and unfocused shots, low-quality effects, and countless framed pictures of spoons.

    Director/writer/lead actor Tommy Wiseau made notoriously inexplicable decisions with the film's $6 million. For example, though he refused to pay for air conditioning or allow the cast to have water bottles, he insisted on building a private on-set bathroom for himself.

    Tommy holding the book written after the movie

    He also shot the movie on a 35mm format film camera and a digital HD camera at the same time, but he ended up throwing out the digital footage entirely. 

    Despite — or perhaps because of — its strangeness, The Room became something of a cult classic. Initially, it only played in select theaters for two weeks, but a jarring billboard that loomed over West Hollywood for five years advertised the film with Wiseau's headshot, a website, and a phone number.

    Tommy's face as the movie poster

    The movie reportedly only grossed $1,900 during its initial release, but he spent $5,000 a week to keep that billboard up.

    When the billboard was finally taken down, fans were already gathering for midnight screenings. They threw plastic spoons at the screen when one of the framed spoon pictures was shown, performed skits, and yelled at the screen.

    a theater

    The movie also had a handful of famous fans, including Kristen Bell, Jonah Hill, and Paul Rudd.

    The script started as a play then morphed into a novel before reaching its final evolution as a film. Wiseau produced it himself and didn't reach out to studios until the distribution stage. He told Portland Mercury, "Because you see, The Room is just...I wanted to do it my way, okay? My way or the highway, you know the story."

    Tommy speaking into a mic

    Addressing issues he had with the crew, he said, "Much was related to the way I wanna film it. The way I wanna present the audiences, you see. And that was the dilemma. You know, long story short, to be nice, some people have a different point of view, let's put this way [laughs]. So, I wanna do my way that's basically... see, The Room is not the regular cookie cutter from Hollywood, as you probably noticed, and it's something that is different and I have a different approach in this particular project."

    13. And finally, Heart of Glass (1976) is about a 1700s Bavarian town where everyone descends into madness after the knowledge of how to produce ruby glass dies with the master glass blower. However, the film is more well-known for the fact that filmmaker Werner Herzog hypnotized the entire cast.

    the cast holding chickens and pints of beer

    Herzog claims he used hypnosis for stylization, not control.

    According to Filmmaker Magazine, he told his mentee Alan Greenberg, "This will be done for reasons of stylization and not for reasons of total manipulation...this use of hypnosis could give us access to our inner state of mind, starting from a new perspective."

    Herzog hired a professional hypnotist, but he fired them for touting "new age bullshit." So, he decided to hypnotize the cast — many of whom were non-actors — himself.

    close up of herzog

    After the actors were successfully hypnotized, he'd get them to memorize their lines. Then, they filmed each scene quickly, using a maximum of two takes. He let the actors improvise rather than giving a lot of direction. 

    Greenberg told Filmmaker Magazine, "In two minutes, all four farmers were deeply hypnotized. Recognizing this, Herzog gave them their acting directions. He told them that they stood on heavenly ground, but when they opened their eyes they would see a land troubled by terrible giants. They would be so frightened, he went on, that their lips would twitter and their limbs would shake. But he assured them that no matter how fearsome things might seem, they would be quite safe and well protected and could speak their lines with no trouble whatsoever."

    As a result, the actors' performance seemed almost as if they were sleepwalking. Both their timing and eye contact were off. Only Josef Bierbichler, the lead actor who played a seer, remained un-hypnotized.

    josef in the film

    Greenberg wrote the book Every Night the Trees Disappear about his experience on set with Herzog.