Podcast: Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of 1990s summer blockbusters – one of which proved more problematic than the other.

Come 1990 and there were three competing Robin Hood projects on the way from Hollywood. But it was 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves that won the race to the screen. It’d be fair to say it was not an easy journey to get there.

Off the back of making GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan was looking for new projects – and he settled on a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. Small problem though about trying to make a movie about a museum heist: museums don’t seem very keen to let you film on their premises…

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