Album podcast sees us dissecting Michael Giacchino’s music for “Mission: Impossible 3” and “Rogue Nation” (plus there’s much talk of the Dean Martin song) and Joe Kraemer’s music for “Rogue Nation.” Also for some reason we talk about the current state of dog movies and play a clip from a bizarre novelty song from the 1960s that uses the original series’ theme. This is a weird one.
In the second part of our epic crossover series, we continue our chat with Jeremy Dylan of the My Favorite Album podcast, this time zeroing on the highly controversial “Mission: Impossible 2” and Hans Zimmer’s operatic score (also that Limp Bizkit song). Plus, we get Jeremy’s hair rankings, which might be the most controversial moment in our entire podcast history.
In our very first crossover series, we’re joined by Jeremy Dylan of the My Favorite Album podcast and we discuss the “Mission: Impossible” music – we even include clips, courting further litigation and putting us in the same legal hot water as our frequently targeted composer Kevin Blumenfeld! We even do a side-by-side comparison of the music Alan Silvestri composed for the first film and the Danny Elfman tracks that wound up in the movie! Put your headphones on and turn it way up!
This is it – fifteen minutes of the moment you’ve been waiting for, a preview of our commentary track for “Mission: Impossible,” normally available to our Patreon subscribers but teased here for your listening pleasure. Also, we run through some fascinating “Mission: Impossible”-related news, including a chart discussing the average length of Brian De Palma shots and a current cable ad that apes the Langely sequence from the first film! Listen and become a Patreon subscriber! Please!
The third (and final) chapter in our three-part interview with Oscar-winning editor Paul Hirsch sees us asking many questions about some other little movie he made called “Star Wars,” including him debunking the rumors of who really wrote the opening crawl, his surprising thoughts on the prequel trilogy, plus he comments on the “special edition” versions of the original trilogy. He also talks about his relationship with John Hughes and, yeah, probably says some stuff about “Mission: Impossible” too.
We continue our conversation with Oscar-winning editor Paul Hirsch, who has edited two “Mission: Impossible” installments and is one of the greatest editors of all time. In this week’s wide-ranging discussion, topics include his long-standing relationship with Industrial Light & Magic, his thoughts on screen-size, and confirmation that they actually shot a sequence for “Ghost Protocol” where Paula Patton cuts a bad guy open and manually keeps his heart pumping. (Yes, seriously.) You’ll get so much insight into the making of “Ghost Protocol” that you might faint. But don’t faint.
Yet another Oscar winner joins us this week as we chat with Paul Hirsch, genius editor of both the first and fourth “Mission: Impossible” installments! In this jam-packed episode you’ll hear about Hirsch's relationship with Brian De Palma (including a story about De Palma shooting his wedding), a detailed explanation of how Danny Elfman replaced Alan Silvestri, and an incredible anecdote about how Brad Bird approached editing. You’ll learn a whole lot and you’ll have fun doing it.
In part two of our awesome conversation with StarTrek.com managing editor Kendra James, we continue our deep dive into the marketing of the franchise, this time looking at the three most recent films. We talk about how things changed with the “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” trailer, talk about our favorite posters and trailers, and get Kendra to rank the movies (from least great to greatest)!