Tag Archives: Espionage

Forever and a Death

Donald E. Westlake, best known for his “Parker” series of thrillers, was hired to write a James Bond movie. In the end, the script was not used, but Westlake reworked the story into an original novel.

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Asia-Pol

 Despite secret lairs and spy gadgets, Asia-pol plays things straight where other Shaw Bros. espionage efforts reveled in the most outlandish sci-fi aspects of spy films.

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Spectre

Spectre’s obsession with mythology building and referencing previous films results in a tangled mess that, despite being over two hours, still feels like an hour of the film is missing.

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Asambhav

Asambhav makes up for its lack of schizophrenic genre-hopping by trying to cram every single editing and camera trick from the last fifteen years into one film, and often into one scene, and occasionally into a single shot.

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