The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is massive. Hundreds of members of the global film industry descend on Canada's "Queen City" each September to partake in the city's premiere cultural event. This year, more than 330 shorts and features from 65 countries were screened, and directors, actors and crew members from many of them were in town to promote their films.
Budgets spiraling out of control; cast and crew on the verge of collapse; sets destroyed: Just a few of the catastrophes to afflict the ill-fated productions in The Screening Room's Top 10 movie shoots from hell.
On this month's The Screening Room, host Myleene Klass heads to the Croisette for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. While the recession has taken some of the luster off of the famously extravagant festival, movies from a virtual "who's who" of A-list directors show the world that no other film festival compares with eleven days on the French Riviera.
"I can resist everything except temptation," Lord Darlington (Stephen Campbell-Moore) declares in "A Good Woman," tossing off one of those Oscar Wildean bons mots that keeps Bartlett's Familiar Quotations in business.