Lock-Down Viewing - Mark Kermode's Take On The Spy Movie...
Given that in last week’s post we focused on the Bond movies, I make no apology for plugging Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema once again.
In the latest (and final episode of the series) he takes us on a fascinating journey through the spy movie genre.
From Hitchcock to Ethan Hunt, via James Bond, Derek Flint, Matt Helm, Modesty Blaise, Harry Palmer, George Smiley, Lorraine Broughton, Jason Bourne and even Johnny English, Kermode guides us through the role of the villain, the spy boss, the gadgets and of course, the spy movie climax.
Must see viewing during this period of lock-down and self-isolation.
Those in the UK can find it on the BBC iPlayer.
Enjoy and stay safe!
Adam and the Art of the Movies team.