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A87937384 - 'Mission: Impossible' - the Film Series

Post 1

Bluebottle

Entry: 'Mission: Impossible' - the Film Series - A87937384
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read this entry before it self-destructs!

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A87937384 - 'Mission: Impossible' - the Film Series

Post 2

SashaQ - happysad

Mission accepted smiley - book


A87937384 - 'Mission: Impossible' - the Film Series

Post 3

SashaQ - happysad

The opening two paragraphs are excellent - really set the scene of the contrast between the two versions. The only niggle is too many 'instead's.

"what differentiates the Mission: Impossible films' plots from that of other spy series? In a word – nothing." - smiley - ok

Is the 'Outside the plot...' sentence saying that although the plots are the same, there are some differences from other spy films?

I'm not quite clear about where Gulf+Western fits in - Cruise signed a deal with Paramount, not Gulf+Western, even though Gulf+Western owned Paramount?

"It is obviously not a job that comes with pension benefits." smiley - snork

In Mission Impossible 1, someone wanted to buy the stolen copy of the NOC list as part of the fake mission?

"Thandie Newon" - Thandie Newton?

"almost threatens to give the film an element of character development." smiley - snork

"the equivalent of robbing a bank, but for billions" - what does that mean?

Interesting about the role of women - because of being called out as misogynist for one thing, they are misogynist in another way... They are called out for that as well, tbough, as they fail the Bechdel Test... "While it is acceptable for the villain to punch a woman, the male hero must not." - is that because of issues related to domestic violence?

Superb Conclusion smiley - ok


A87937384 - 'Mission: Impossible' - the Film Series

Post 4

Bluebottle

Thanks for your suggestions and comments. You'll be pleased to know that instead of including instead I've deleted some insteads instead.

The 'Outside the plot' section was indeed intended to say that though the plots are interchangeable, there are some non-plot related differences. The biggest difference, of course, is that the lead character's name doesn't begin with a J. I mean – that's, well, revolutionary in the spy film genresmiley - yikes.

I've tweaked the Roles for Women and bank-robbing sections too and simplified the Gulf+Western bit, so hopefully you won't get bogged down by unnecessary details when reading it now.

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A87937384 - 'Mission: Impossible' - the Film Series

Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

Well tweaked - I especially like that you highlight how the series hasn't managed to pass the Bechdel Test once in 12 hours!


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