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Film Stories with Simon Brew

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Rank #83 in Film History category

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Film History
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Film Stories with Simon Brew is a podcast that looks to dig into the stories behind popular movies.From troubled productions, to rights issues, to difficulties with release to films nearly falling apart, the podcast will be looking at the stories that don't always seem apparent when watching a movie!The podcast is hosted by Simon Brew, the founder of Den Of Geek. You can find Simon at www.twitter.com/simonbrew

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Film Stories with Simon Brew is a podcast that looks to dig into the stories behind popular movies.From troubled productions, to rights issues, to difficulties with release to films nearly falling apart, the podcast will be looking at the stories that don't always seem apparent when watching a movie!The podcast is hosted by Simon Brew, the founder of Den Of Geek. You can find Simon at www.twitter.com/simonbrew

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The love is infectious

By Sahaan0315 - Dec 10 2019
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I’m not sure how anyone could listen to this and not feel like Simon’s love of films is not infectious. Yes, his accent (and at times his delivery) is troublesome, but then so is everybody’s until you get to know them. He cares so much about films; how could you not? This is a beautiful podcast prepared and cultivated by someone who loves what he is talking about!

Must listen for movie fans

By Danny Schluck - Nov 24 2019
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Stumbled upon this by accident, but quickly binged the entire catalogue. His fact filled journeys through movie history are detailed and digestible. I find myself always coming away with something I didn’t know and Simon even makes some movies I could care less about interesting. Only bad bad is, now that I binged all of them, I have to wait for my next fix to be more naturally doled out. Keep up the good work.

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13 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
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The love is infectious

By Sahaan0315 - Dec 10 2019
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I’m not sure how anyone could listen to this and not feel like Simon’s love of films is not infectious. Yes, his accent (and at times his delivery) is troublesome, but then so is everybody’s until you get to know them. He cares so much about films; how could you not? This is a beautiful podcast prepared and cultivated by someone who loves what he is talking about!

Must listen for movie fans

By Danny Schluck - Nov 24 2019
Read more
Stumbled upon this by accident, but quickly binged the entire catalogue. His fact filled journeys through movie history are detailed and digestible. I find myself always coming away with something I didn’t know and Simon even makes some movies I could care less about interesting. Only bad bad is, now that I binged all of them, I have to wait for my next fix to be more naturally doled out. Keep up the good work.
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Film Stories with Simon Brew

Latest release on Jul 02, 2020

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Military Wives (2019) and Lucky Break (2001) with director Peter Cattaneo

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In a special episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, director Peter Cattaneo chats about his latest film, now heading to disc, Military Wives.

He and Simon chat about releasing it the week before cinemas closed, losing a week of production, and also Cattaneo's earlier movies, Lucky Break and The Full Monty.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

You can find the Film Stories website here.

Jul 02 2020

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Hot Shots! (1991) and Thirteen Days (2000)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, how a spoof movie eerily echoed newspapers headlines, and a drama that fell a little through the cracks.

Hot Shots! was written months before real life conflict echoed some of its plot - and production had a few challenges too.

As for the Kevin Costner-headlined Thirteen Days, it's a film whose reputation has grown, but several studios and even more directors came and went before it finally got off the ground.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

Jun 28 2020

51mins

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True Lies (1994) and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the last James Cameron/Arnold Schwarzenegger collaboration, and a beloved film that went through major difficulties.

Arnold Schwarzenegger came to True Lies off the back of the box office disappointment Last Action Hero - and James Cameron needed to make a film to justify a huge deal his company had signed.

As for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory? For a much-loved film, it was a very, very taxing production.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

Jun 21 2020

51mins

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The Rocketeer (1991) and Blockers (2018)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a much-loved 90s superhero film, and a comedy that took nearly a decade to get to the screen.

The Rocketeer was a big hope in 1991. It was switched to come out under the Disney label, and there were sequel plans too. And then its release happened.

As for Blockers, how a first-time movie director got the job - and how the film evolved into something rather special.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

Jun 14 2020

52mins

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The Shadow (1994) and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two 1990s films that both sparked sequel talk.

The Shadow had been in the works for over a decade before it hit the screen. Yet an earthquake and an unresolved story problem hampered the film.

A slyly subversive romcom, My Best Friend's Wedding ended up doing battle if Batman & Robin - and nearly ignited its own sequel.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

Jun 07 2020

50mins

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Condorman (1981) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Disney's odd attempt to create a superhero, and a troubled X-Men movie.

Condorman was a big gamble for Disney in the early 80s, as it tried to follow in the path of Superman. Things didn't go to plan.

Nor did they with the third X-Men film, that lost a couple of directors, had to ink new deals with all its cast - and then faced a script leak.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

You can find the Film Stories website here.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

May 31 2020

52mins

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Scream 4 (2011) and The Mask Of Zorro (1998)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a sequel with a bumpy production, and a blockbuster that was originally set for Spielberg.

Scream 4 (2011) was intended to kickstart a new trilogy of films. But who was ultimately in control of it?

Delays kept hitting The Mask Of Zorro (1998) meanwhile. And it lost several directors on its way to the screen.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

You can find the Film Stories website here.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

May 25 2020

51mins

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Looper (2012) and Sexy Beast (2000)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a film that started at three pages long, and another that happened when its creatives quit a different project.

Looper (2012) was originally set to be a short movie, until writer/director Rian Johnson expanded it. And its funding model proved very, very beneficial.

The team behind Sexy Beast (2000) meanwhile was originally set to make Gangster No 1 - but problems ensued...

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

You can find the Film Stories website here.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

May 18 2020

51mins

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What Lies Beneath (2000) and Mr Holland's Opus (1995)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a $100m supernatural thriller and a career comeback for Richard Dreyfuss.

What Lies Beneath was one of two films Robert Zemeckis directed pretty much at the same time - but it came with logistical problems.

As for Mr Holland's Opus, the film came to life quite quickly, but its inspiration came in part from a large traffic jam.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

You can find the Film Stories website here.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

May 10 2020

51mins

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Face/Off (1997) and Rocky Balboa (2006)

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In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a 'strange' action movie hit, and a sequel that took seven years to come together.

Face/Off was originally set 100 years in the future, and at one stage Johnny Depp was on the wishlist. Plus one studio bought the film and let it go.

Rocky Balboa saw Sylvester Stallone wanting to right the wrongs of Rocky V. But his new co-star gave him a shock on day one of filming.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

You can find the Film Stories website here.

Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

May 04 2020

52mins

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