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Shadow-boxing in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION? - Projected Figures
There’s a scene near the beginning of the latest Mission Impossible where Alec Baldwin’s CIA secretary/buzzkill Alan Hunley suggests to a committee that Tom Cruise’s protagonist Ethan Hunt is hunter and hunted rolled into one rogue agent – a fantasist who invents shadow villains to defeat so that he can always emerge seeming the hero. Ultimately, fantasy...