S2E15 – Rejecting Moonstruck

Show Notes

Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, is considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time. Yet, back in 1987, the screenplay was turned down by Hollywood executives, the actors were told they weren’t bankable and the studio didn’t think the picture was marketable. Join us this week as we tell the story of Moonstruck – from rejection straight to the Academy Awards.

Major sources for this episode include:
Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life by Ira Wells
This Terrible Business Has Been Good To Me by Norman Jewison
Bomb: John Patrick Shanley
Vulture: John Patrick Shanley On His Trio of Unhinged Rom-Coms
The Walrus: The Making of Moonstruck

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, is considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time. Yet, back in 1987, the screenplay was turned down by Hollywood executives, the actors were told they weren’t bankable and the studio didn’t think the picture was marketable. Join us this week as we tell the story of Moonstruck – from rejection straight to the Academy Awards.

Major sources for this episode include:
Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life by Ira Wells
This Terrible Business Has Been Good To Me by Norman Jewison
Bomb: John Patrick Shanley
Vulture: John Patrick Shanley On His Trio of Unhinged Rom-Coms
The Walrus: The Making of Moonstruck

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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