In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon is in the 1990s, with two films that gave significant career boosts to their respective directors.

By the time he came to make 1993’s Carlito’s Way, director Brian De Palma was firmly in movie jail, and reluctant to revisit the gangster genre. But what turned him around?

Anthony Minghella, meanwhile, opted for Truly Madly Deeply because he wanted his directorial debut to be low profile and not widely seen. Little did he know…

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

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