The Untouchables (1987) and The Emoji Movie (2017)

The Untouchables
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In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a modern classic and, er, a film that’s not a classic at all.

The Untouchables (1987) was pivotal in transforming Kevin Costner into a bankable movie star, won Sean Connery his only Oscar, and nearly starred Bob Hoskins. But also, it’s most lampooned scene came about as a result of a budget cut!

30 years on, The Emoji Movie (2017) would prove that a studio could turn around an animated movie from start to finish in two years – but not without consequences…

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

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

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