In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two films that hardy set the box office alight – although the fallout from one was a lot, lot louder than the other!
Ed Wood was a movie Tim Burton decided to make when he walked away from a higher profile project. However, the studio paying for the movie panicked a month before production and tried to box Burton into a deal. He wasn’t playing ball, though.
The Last Duel was a movie project that took over a decade to reach the screen, with the source book optioned three different times (Martin Scorsese circled the project for a while). But then in came Ridley Scott, in come disappointing box office, and in came quite the aftermath…
Stories of both are told in this episode.
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