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For decades, filmmakers around the world have been remaking and remixing Hollywood movies in colorful and imaginative ways. They’ve chronicled a Japanese expedition to the planet of the apes, star-crossed lovers aboard the doomed Nigerian ship Titanic, and an uncivil war in Turkey between Captain America and a mobbed-up Spider-Man. Most of these films were low budget and many were unauthorized, but all of them were fantastic.
Join Ed Glaser, author of How the World Remade Hollywood, for a fascinating look at the filmmakers who put together an Italian 007 flick by casting Sean Connery’s housepainter brother, produced a Turkish space opera by stealing a print of Star Wars for its effects footage, and risked jail by staging an Egyptian Rocky Horror Picture Show. Their stories reveal more than mere imitations; they demonstrate the remarkable ways ideas evolve as they cross borders.