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GUSTAV OLIFANZ, A CONTROVERSIAL AMERICAN SILENT FILM DIRECTOR, tries to convince his studio's executives to adopt emerging sound technology in order to secure a place in cinematic history. His attempt is unsuccessful, and both his career and his life come to a premature end after the release of his last and most outrageous movie, Cultus Maximus, a film that attacks ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 4th 2011 by iUniverse.com (first published August 1st 2011)
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Stephen
May 26, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Is taking an artistic risk or any kind of risk for that matter always a good thing? Gustav Olifanz embraces artistic destruction with both arms and takes a big, ego-driven risk with his film Cultus Maximus and it leads to one calamity after another, quite possibly making it the greatest disaster film of all time.

There is a lot more to Cultus Maximus than meets the eye—or maybe I should say the Eye of Horus in this particular case. A massive amount of research was involved.
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Fine when it was discussing movies or just throwing wisecracks. Ending too rushed and too weak.
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