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This podcast is all about Mission: Impossible. We interview people who worked on the franchise, including Oscar-winning directors, writers, cinematographers, and editors. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to press that "SUBSCRIBE" button.

Light The Fuse - A Mission: Impossible Podcast Charles Hood & Drew Taylor

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 217 Ratings

This podcast is all about Mission: Impossible. We interview people who worked on the franchise, including Oscar-winning directors, writers, cinematographers, and editors. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to press that "SUBSCRIBE" button.

    Light the Fuselage: Eddie Hamilton, Part 3 (Editor of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    Light the Fuselage: Eddie Hamilton, Part 3 (Editor of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    It's time for the conclusion of our Light the Fuselage chat with “Top Gun: Maverick” editor Eddie Hamilton. We talk about the first training montage (including how an unreleased Rolling Stones song from the 1960s nearly scored it!), what Edgar Wright contributed to the movie and Tom Cruise’s very best note. You don't want to miss this!

    • 35 min
    Light the Fuselage: Eddie Hamilton, Part 2 (Editor of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    Light the Fuselage: Eddie Hamilton, Part 2 (Editor of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    We’re back for part two of this special Light the Fuselage epic with “Top Gun: Maverick” editor Eddie Hamilton. This week, he talks about approximating the look of Tony Scott’s original “Top Gun” (and how they had to stay away from the HD remaster), we go in-depth on the introductory bar scene in “Maverick” and discuss what went into the big scene with Val Kilmer. Plus learn what Chris Lebenzon and Stephen Mirrione contributed to the final edit.

    • 35 min
    Light the Fuselage: Eddie Hamilton, Part 1 (Editor of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    Light the Fuselage: Eddie Hamilton, Part 1 (Editor of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    This week on Light the Fuselage we are joined by “Top Gun: Maverick” editor Eddie Hamilton, who we had on the main show many years ago (he also edited “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”). This week we talk about how editing “Top Gun: Maverick” was like climbing a mountain, we get into the Screen X presentation and just how laborious the action production was. Also learn how long he’ll have been on “Mission: Impossible 7” and “8.”

    • 39 min
    Light the Fuselage: Greg Tarzan Davis ("Coyote" in 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    Light the Fuselage: Greg Tarzan Davis ("Coyote" in 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    We’re back in the Danger Zone this week, chatting with Greg Tarzan Davis, callsign “Coyote.” Tarzan tells us about what the audition process was like, bonding with Tom Cruise and starring in another little movie called “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part 1” (he originally just wanted to follow McQ and Cruise around while they filmed). We also get his “Mission: Impossible” rankings and his thoughts on Tom’s hair! We’re pulling some G’s this week!

    • 39 min
    Light the Fuselage: Joseph Kosinski (Director of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    Light the Fuselage: Joseph Kosinski (Director of 'Top Gun: Maverick')

    We kick off our Light the Fuselage miniseries dedicated to all things “Top Gun: Maverick” with the man himself, director Joseph Kosinski! This week we talk about what the director brought to the long-simmering sequel (he pitched Tom Cruise on the set of “Fallout!”), working with Val Kilmer, the emotional core of the movie and, of course, Tom Cruise’s hair!

    • 37 min
    Bonus: The 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1' Trailer Is Out!

    Bonus: The 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1' Trailer Is Out!

    It is upon us! Paramount has just unleashed the teaser trailer for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One” and we are breaking it all down. Join us for this bonus episode of Light the Fuse, with an even more in-depth analysis on our Patreon!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

William Donloe ,

Extremely well done

This is a fantastic dive into the Mission Impossible franchise and filmmaking in general. Learning about the films from every angle (stunts, editing, make-up, music, etc) is a real treat.

DantesAK ,

Absolutely Fantastic

I never thought there could be an entire podcast series about the MI franchise but here we are. And we’re all better for it. Don’t miss the John Wick episodes.

Andbobuiop67 ,

Scholarly filmmaking

A rare combination of detailed filmmaking information and entertaining stories. I can’t believe how much there is to unearth with the MI series but it’s fascinating and anyone interested in the series or just filmmaking techniques this is a top notch series.

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