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128. James Bond vs. Mission: Impossible with Jeremy Dylan, Part 2
It’s week two of our Light the Fuse/My Favorite Album mash-up, as we are joined by Jeremy Dylan to do a much broader look at how the “Mission: Impossible” franchise compares to James Bond. Also, you’ll be delighted to hear that Jeremy adds in clips from the actual movies, something that we are far too lazy to accomplish.
127. James Bond vs. Mission: Impossible with Jeremy Dylan, Part 1
On this episode we re-team with the great Jeremy Dylan of My Favorite Album and do a deep dive into the "Mission: Impossible" versus James Bond franchises. On this first episode we discuss how “Rogue Nation” might be the best unofficial 007 movie of the last decade. We also eulogize the original James Bond, Sean Connery. This episode is best enjoyed shaken (not stirred).
126. Michael Giacchino Interview, Part 2 (Composer of 'M:I-3' and 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol')
We’re back with part 2 of our incredible chat with Michael Giacchino, composer for “M:I-3” and “Ghost Protocol” (whose new album “Travelogue, Volume 1” is out now!). We get more details about “Ghost Protocol,” including how he suggested Brad Bird to JJ, and the diversity of the score’s sounds. And we discuss the very pun-filled track titles on all of his albums, including the alternate pun-y version of “Rogue One.” Plus stories about “War for the Planet of the Apes” and Space Mou
125. Michael Giacchino Interview, Part 1 (Composer of 'M:I-3' and 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol')
Finally! An episode you have all been requesting and we have been dying for, our chat with Michael Giacchino, composer of “M:I-3” and “Ghost Protocol.” We begin by discussing Giacchino’s amazing new solo album “Travelogue, Volume 1,” and talk about his inspirations for the new record. Then we talk about his work on “M:I” – how he got involved with “3,” working with Brad Bird, and the influence of the original series.
124. Barbara Bain Interview, Part 2 ("Cinnamon Carter" in the Mission: Impossible TV Series)
We’re back with Barbara Bain, legendary actress who portrayed Cinnamon Carter on the first three seasons of the “Mission: Impossible” TV show. In this episode we talk about how she was an inspiration for many women the world over, working with Steven Hill, staying in touch with the original cast members, and how her real-life claustrophobia made it into the show. She also talks about her role in the new Sofia Coppola movie, “On the Rocks.”
123. Barbara Bain Interview, Part 1 ("Cinnamon Carter" in the Mission: Impossible TV Series)
This is it – a chat with a genuine legend and one of the founding members of the IMF, Barbara Bain, who portrayed Cinnamon Carter on the first three seasons of the original “Mission: Impossible” TV show. Yeah it’s huge. She talks about her early days, hanging out with Jack Nicholson and future IMF member (and her husband) Martin Landau, the true story behind her exit from the show, and the similarities between herself and the character.
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Awesome Podcast!! This review will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds! Good luck Drew & Charles
I’ve been a Mission: Impossible fan for a very long time since I was 12 years old, and I’m so glad that I’ve found this Podcast! Very informative, fun to listen to, and they’ve got some awesome guests on the Podcast that actually worked on the Mission: Impossible films and also on the original Mission: Impossible TV series. Drew and Charles are so much fun to listen to and they have great chemistry together! They are not only two passionate M:I Fans themselves, but also great friends who have vast knowledge in the film industry and about the Mission Franchise. I love how they ask their guests at the end of each episode about which choice of Tom Cruise’s haircuts they like the best and which Mission: Impossible films are their favorites!
I always look forward to every Friday listening to a new episode of Light The Fuse!!
The holy grail is to get Tom Cruise on the PODCAST!!!!😎
Awesome Job, Light The Fuse Podcast!! Keep Lighting the Fuse!! - - - -💥 #LightTheFuse
~ Love Fellow M:I Fan,
Favorite filmmaking interview podcast
Charles and Drew get the best guests. And have the most insightful conversations on both the franchise and the industry in general.
Great Podcast ABOUT FILMMAKING!
Even if you’ve never seen a Mission: Impossible movie, if you’re a movie fan, this is a must-listen podcast!
Yes, this is a podcast focusing on the Mission: Impossible franchise, but really it’s actually about modern action/blockbuster (for the most part) filmmaking.
Amazing, in-depth, honest-as-hell interviews with a huge spectrum of real people really working in the studio film system (and elsewhere).
If I were still in film school I’d be making pretentious black and white 16mm shorts about how much I love this podcast—and so would you!
Listen! Subscribe! Learn! Truly amazing. Deserves to be counted among the best movie podcasts alongside You Must Remember This, etc. A billion stars.