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Working list – Favorite fictional spies of film and TV

FILM James Bond – multiple actors (see image above) and multiple James Bond 007 films Ethan Hunt – Tom Cruise in multiple Mission Impossible films Jason Bourne – Matt Damon in multiple Bourne films George Smiley – Gary Oldman in … Continue reading

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Working list – Favorite spy sagas based on true events

To this blog author, spy stories are among the most thrilling and intriguing literature that can be read. This is especially the case for those stories that are based on actual historic events. The working list below identifies my favorite … Continue reading

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Favorite (and punniest) villain names of classic TV cartoons

  Listed below are my favorite villain names from classic television cartoons (1950-1980). Some are funny, some are quite punny, and all of them successfully get the point across that these are villains without being overly scary, offensive, or gross. … Continue reading

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“Bridge of Spies” – introspective art at its best

My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Bridge of Spies last night. As this post title notes, it is truly a masterful work of art. Subtle, yet compelling, the movie depicts Cold War era intrigue and fears in … Continue reading

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Cities of intrigue and mystery

When a city’s name is mentioned in conversation or in writing, it can conjure up certain images based on one’s personal knowledge of the place. If one has not visited the city, the image is largely shaped by perceptions derived … Continue reading

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“Skyfall” – Best Bond flick ever?

Perhaps. Skyfall certainly will rank in the top five among many, if not most James Bond fans. Only time will tell whether it is considered the very best. Personally, I believe it could reach that threshold. Up until seeing Skyfall yesterday, my … Continue reading

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