This week we talk to StarTrek.com managing editor Kendra James about the marketing of the first three "Mission: Impossible" installments, including breaking down the trailers and the posters, once again get into Alan Silvestri's unused score for the original film, and, in a Light the Fuse first, we play clips from the movies! That's right, we could be sitting right next to our composer Kevin Blumenfeld in a court of law!
Hope your mask is on tight, because the second half of our Barney Burman interview is a wild ride! We talk about the benefits of Philip Seymour Hoffman having a large head, what sequence from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was originally intended for JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek,” and why he didn’t return to do the make-up for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” Also learn why the Oscars aren’t so glamorous and hear Barney’s official “Mission: Impossible” rankings!
This week we talk to Oscar-winning make-up effects artist Barney Burman, who provided the make-up effects for "Mission: Impossible III." We get into his history in the business, including the famous movies his family worked, and dive deep into the secrets of "III," including doing the make-up on Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Plus, you know you want it, we get into the origins of Les Grossman, Cruise's character from "Tropic Thunder" (Barney also did those effects).
This is it – the episode you’ve been waiting for! Our first-ever mailbag episode! That’s right, we’re tearing into listener questions from as far away and exotic as the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, even Canada! We also discuss “Mission: Impossible” as it relates to the 007 franchise, whether or not Ethan will go into space in parts 7 and 8, and what we can glean about the sequels from Christopher McQuarrie’s Instagram account.
On this week’s episode we take a look at a “Mission: Impossible” production from the ground level, as camera PA Luke Allein gives us details about the domestic shoot of “Mission: Impossible III.” Learn what it’s like working with cinematographer Dan Mindel, which cast member’s voice carried above all others, and how Tom Cruise rewarded the crew on the super-long days.
In the conclusion of our extensive making-of “Mission: Impossible III” saga, we learn about a promotional stunt gone spectacularly wrong, detail the insane premieres, go over its box office results, and agonize over the special features from a lost HD-DVD edition of the movie. Ah, what could have been.
Continuing the epic saga of the making of "Mission: Impossible III," we move into production, including Rome, Shanghai, and a giant field in Calabasas, California that doubled for the Chesapeake Bay. We also get into the stunts Tom Cruise performed, alternate casting and the incredible music (including a Kanye West song!)
It’s time to do a deep dive into the production of one of the most controversial entries in the franchise, “Mission: Impossible III!” On today’s episode we get into the movie’s thorny pre-production, when David Fincher, Joe Carnahan and Ang Lee were all interested andhow the “Superman” reboot affected plans for the film. Also: we have a Patreon now!