(Applause Books). Heaven's Gate , by comparison, was a party in Paradise. Some of cinema's legendary artists renowned for their work with Fellini, Godard, Fassbinder, and Herzog among others would unwittingly unite to create the greatest financial disaster in movie history: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen . Andrew Yule goes behind the scenes of Gilliam's epic and unravels, twist by agonizing twist, the contorted drama which saw the original budget of $23.5 million rocket to an astronomical $46 million making it one of the most expensive features in history. Hardcover.