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Christopher McQuarrie: Story structure, screenwriting, directing and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning

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Episode notes

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 is in cinemas July 10th!

Christopher's credits include:

As writer: Public Access, Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, The Tourist, Jack the Giant Slayer, Edge of Tomorrow, The Mummy, Top Gun: Maverick

As writer & director: The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Mission Impossible Fallout, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One.



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