If you thought last week was a doozy, just wait until this week. We're back with Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, who does a deep dive into how they filmed the plane stunt for "Rogue Nation," how his background in effects helped him conceptualize the underwater sequence, and what went into the opera set piece. We also got some details of his working relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson and were blessed with a genuinely incredible "There Will Be Blood" story. Praise be.
This is a big one! We got to sit down with Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, who also has the distinction of being the only man to shoot two "M:I" movies -- "Ghost Protocol" and "Rogue Nation!" On this week's episode we dive deep into "Ghost Protocol," and get his thoughts on working with Brad Bird and shooting the Burj sequence (it sounded as hairy as it looked). And as for some bonus content, Elswit describes what it was like shooting a James Bond and Jason Bourne movie, as well. It's an embarrassment of riches, really.
On this week’s episode we pause (briefly) to discuss the SAG Awards before continuing our deep dive into the making of “Mission: Impossible 2,” including the post-production and marketing of the movie. Learn all about the 11th hour editing of the movie, its lavish premiere party, and whether or not Drew can tell which tag line belongs to which movie.
Hang on to that precarious cliff face! This week we go back to the turn of the century to look at the series’ very first sequel, “Mission: Impossible 2!” Learn about the sometimes circuitous development of the highly successful follow-up, including a version connected to visionary filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai (and much, much more)!
You might not know his name, but Mark Bristol is one of the key collaborators on “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” As the key storyboard artist, he helped stage and plan the action sequences that have thrilled us so breathlessly for two films. And we got to talk to him! He goes into his collaborative relationship with Christopher McQuarrie and what it’s like seeing his storyboards, shot for shot, on the big screen!
Some huge news broke today as Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise announced that two more “Mission: Impossible” sequels will be coming in 2021 and 2022. We break down our initial thoughts and observations about the news and speculate on what these new missions will bring us!
2018 was the year of "Mission: Impossible." From the unprecedented critical and commercial success of "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" to potential Oscar glory, it seemed like everyone was accepting this particular mission. We run down the highlights of the year, from top 10 lists to theme park news, and discuss the movie's Oscar potentials. Here's hoping!
It’s part two of our in-depth chat with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie! In this episode, he takes us inside the “Rogue Nation” writers room, tells us who he would love to see make a “Mission: Impossible” movie and spends several minutes discussing his favorite Tom Cruise hairstyles – plus much, much more! Strap in, it’s a wild ride!