In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two films that both interested the Oscars, albeit taking very different paths.

Martin Scorsese may finally have won his Oscar for The Departed, but he saw this one as a B movie, and editing delays meant he only saw the very final print for the first time at its premiere.

With La La Land meanwhile, it was seen as a very risky film by Hollywood, and at one stage: but in the end, it was that rare movie where a studio would suggest increasing the budget!

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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