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208. 'Lightyear' the Fuse, Part 2 (Writer/Director Angus MacLane and Director of Photography Jeremy Lasky)
Welcome back to Lightyear the Fuse! We’re joined again by “Lightyear” director Angus MacLane and cinematographer Jeremy Lasky as we talk about composer Michael Giacchino, discuss how a big laugh in the Burj sequence in ‘Ghost Protocol’ was nearly ruined and we get details of a presentation MacLane did for Pixar about modern action movies. Ready to blast off?
207. 'Lightyear' the Fuse, Part 1 (Writer/Director Angus MacLane and Director of Photography Jeremy Lasky)
We’re going to infinity and beyond with this special miniseries devoted to Pixar’s “Lightyear” and how the movie was inspired by “Mission: Impossible.” Director Angus MacLane and cinematographer Jeremy Lasky join us to talk about how the use of IMAX in "Ghost Protocol" influenced their approach to the format, how the structure of “Mission: Impossible” also impacted “Lightyear” and, of course, our shared love of Teddy Newton.
206. Garvin Cross, Part 2 (Stunt Performer in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol')
We’re back with Garvin Cross, who was Jeremy Renner's stunt double on “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.” This episode we get more Jackie Chan stories, why he was cast for a role in “Inception” and the “nightmare” of Shane Black’s “The Predator.” We also get into what it takes to be set on fire and of course have him talk about his favorite ‘Mission’ movies.
205. Garvin Cross, Part 1 (Stunt Performer in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol')
This week we are joined by Garvin Cross, a stunt performer on “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol” and Jeremy Renner’s stunt double. This week we talk about what it was like being held up by wires for the magnet gag, the BMW car park sequence and being mistaken for Daniel Craig. We also talk about Tom Cruise’s hair and hear about filming Jackie Chan’s “Rumble in the Bronx.”
204. Tom Peitzman, Part 2 (VFX Producer on 'M:I-3' and 'Ghost Protocol')
We are once again joined by Tom Peitzman, visual effects producer for “Mission: Impossible 3” and “Ghost Protocol,” to continue our discussion. During our chat we talk about the Kremlin sequence and staging the sandstorm sequence (both from “Ghost Protocol”) and get some surprising new details about the end of the sandstorm chase. Plus learn if he’s a short hair guy or a long hair guy!
203. Tom Peitzman, Part 1 (VFX Producer on 'M:I-3' and 'Ghost Protocol')
This episode we are joined by Tom Peitzman, visual effects producer for “Mission: Impossible 3” and “Ghost Protocol.” We discuss Tom Cruise getting knocked into the car in “3” (and the Shanghai jump), try to get details on the abandoned snowmobile chase at the beginning of “Ghost Protocol,” and chat about two of our favorite previous guests on the show – Industrial Light & Magic geniuses John Knoll and Roger Guyett.
More than just Mission
For all film lovers! It’s a behind-the-scenes filmmaking podcast that stretches way beyond Mission: Impossible. The guests are amazing and they always end up talking about a lot of other movies too. The hosts know a lot of film history and they do a great job of keeping it relaxed and fun.
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How could Mission: Impossible sustain an entire podcast worth of content? I dunno but it does somehow.
These dudes absolutely crush it. The Mission hive is strong and this pod feeds the beast! In all seriousness, the Mission content rules, but the discussions about filmmaking in general are outstanding.