Mission Impossible, Director Christopher McQuarrie

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One of the movies big action scenes was shot at the Vienna opera house. And that scene is one of my favorites but, the one scene in this movie that is sure to knock your lederhosen off..

Is the opening sequence.  Yes, tom cruise, holding on for dear life as a giant transport plane takes to the skies.  Folks, this isn't cgi.  Tom cruise actually did this stunt, himself in real time.  In fact, they shot this scene several times.

I sat down with the film's director,  Christopher McQuarrie..and I asked him why put tom in harms way, why not just use cgi.