Director Archive

Renny Harlin

Discover the remarkable film directors featured on TruStory FM’s entertainment podcasts. Learn about their creative journeys and lasting contributions to cinema through each of these archive episodes.

The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1995 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Director Nominees • CutThroat Island
The Next Reel Film Podcast

CutThroat Island

We continue our look at the Worst Director nominees at the 1996 Razzies. Today, it’s Renny Harlin’s pirate adventure Cutthroat Island. Does it warrant a worst director nom? Script and casting issues aside, Harlin delivers a fun film. Tune in!

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The Next Reel Film Podcast

Die Hard 2

Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Die Hard series with Harlin’s 1990 film Die Hard 2. 

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The Next Reel Film Podcast

The Long Kiss Goodnight

When New Line Cinema bought Shane Black’s spec script “The Long Kiss Goodnight” in 1994 for $4 million, it created a new record for the selling price of spec scripts for more than 10 years until 2005 when Terry Rossio’s and Bill Marsilii’s script “Déjà Vu” sold for $5 million. While Black walked away with a hefty paycheck, he had no idea that this sale and the subsequent underwhelming performance of the resulting movie would have a hand in the end of the halcyon days of spec script sales. The way that studios saw screenwriters changed. The way they approached projects changed. Some say the industry has changed for the better, some say for the worse. Whichever side you fall on the issue, Black found himself struggling to get work afterward. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Shane Black series with Renny Harlin’s 1996 film “The Long Kiss Goodnight.”

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