10th Jul2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #347: Christopher McQuarrie on ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro-budget indie films to bigger-budget studio films and everything in between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dome Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #347: Christopher McQuarrie: Story structure, screenwriting, directing and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning

The magnificent legend that is Christopher McQuarrie joins Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a full hour to talk story, structure, creating magic, working with Tom Cruise and directing Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One. We also discuss:

  • His debut movies, Public Access, The Way of the Gun and wining an Oscar for Usual Suspects.
  • Working with Tom Cruise and pushing boundaries in film-making.
  • In-depth into his mind on story and structure of making films.
  • Trouble shooting moments and looking at bad reviews.
  • How to make the audience care about action.
  • Listener questions.
  • And many, many tips on directing and screenwriting.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One is in cinemas now.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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