In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two films facing very different challenges.

James Cameron knew he was trying to do things that hadn’t been done before on film with 1989’s The Abyss. The film would be such a difficult shoot that even its trailer would boast about it.

Big meanwhile earned Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination. But Robert De Niro nearly starred, and director Penny Marshall had some difficult tonal challenges to balance.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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