Browsing the archives for the Blogs tag

Superseven Calling Cairo (1965)

Country: Italy / France Starring: Roger Browne, Fabienne Dali, Massimo Serato, Dina De Santis, Rosalba Neri, Antonio Gradoli, Mino Doro Director: Umberto Lenzi Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Original Title: Superseven chiama Cairo There are heaps of styles of spy films, but I think the ones I enjoy the most are the jet-set globe trotters from [...]

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Ninja Dixon – a great site

I have been a bit slack in my reviews of ‘world’ spy movies this year – long work days, and extended travel time have seen to that (giving me more time to read, and less to watch films). But there are many great websites out there that look at the more obscure Bond influenced spy [...]

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Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit

Permission to Kill is now a proud member of M.O.S.S. – the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit, and to paraphrase (steal) Blofeld’s speech from Thunderball – ‘we are a dedicated fraternity whose strength lies in the integrity of its members’. The individual MOSSmen and MOSSettes are a pretty phenomenal bunch of bloggers and podcasters [...]

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The Deighton Dossier: Len Deighton Q & A

Rob Mallow’s blog The Deighton Dossier has achieved the impossible (well the almost impossible) -  an interview with legendary spy novelist Len Deighton. Parts One, Two and Three are all up now at the Dossier, comprising the entire interview session. In the first part, the author discusses his writing habits, what he’s working on now, and the Harry [...]

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Napoleon Doble: @ 4DK

My knowledge of Filipino cinema is admittedly poor. I have heard of the Tony Falcon, Agent 44 series, starring Tony Ferrer, but I have never actually seen one. At least sixteen films featuring Falcon were made (possibly more), from 1965 till 1980. As many these films were little more than imitations of Bond, very little [...]

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The Subterranean John Barry @ 4DK

Over the last day and a half there have been some amazing tributes to John Barry posted on the web. Todd at Die Danger Die Die Kill’s tribute looks at a slightly different aspect to Barry’s music, and one I though was worth sharing. His post, The Subterranean John Barry: The Secret Life of the [...]

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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

The next review in the Teleport City espionage festival is up and it is Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever written by David Thomas. In addition, some exciting news just in from Teleport City HQ. The communique reads: I know I’m not the only one around here who was a big fan of David Thomas’ cult film [...]

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Field Reports: 3

There must be something in the air this December. I don’t know about you, but this summer (it’s Summer Down Under – apologies to those who are suffering through extreme blizzards at the moment) I am going to sit at home in my underwear armed with a remote control and indulge in filmdoms most sexist, [...]

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Golden Eyes: Secret Agent 077 (1968)

The espionage festival continues at Teleport City.  Today however, I step back into the shadows and allow Todd to carry the ball – and carry it he has – all the way to India! And you know what that means folks! Yep, not only wild and crazy spyjinx, but wild and willfully energetic dancing. Uploaded [...]

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Si Muore Solo Una Volta (1967)

Country: Spain / Italy / France Starring: Ray Danton, Pamela Tudor, Sylvia Solar, Dada Gallotti, Francesca Rosana, Fernando Cebrian, Marco Guglielmi, Julio Pena Director: Giancarlo Romitelli Music: Carlo Savina Teleport City continues its espionage festival, and today’s contribution is another Eurospy feature: Si Muore Solo Una Volta. The sub-genre of spy films, known as Eurospy [...]

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