July 2018 Archive


Podcast

Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves (1991) and Spectre (2015)

Simon Brew | 23rd July 2018
The British shoot of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) had to do battle with weather, pregnancy, editing issues and a regretful head of the BBFC. The 24th James Bond film meanwhile, Spectre, was in a race against the clock from day one. Stories of both are discussed in this episode!

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Hot Shots Part Deux (1993) and Die Hard 4.0/Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

Simon Brew | 16th July 2018
In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon zeroes in on a pair of sequels. First up is Hot Shots! Part Deux, a film that spoofed action hero rescue movies. But as it turns out, that was the third choice for the direction the film should go. Then, a look at Die Hard 4.0 (2007), and the constant on-set rewrites, that pushed the film right up to its very tight deadline.

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Twister (1996) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Simon Brew | 2nd July 2018
In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon examines the huge studio collaboration of 1996's Twister, and how it came about when a Godzilla movie collapsed. Then, the aftermath of 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the ramifications of the film leaking onto the internet a month early.