In anticipation of ‘Jason Bourne’: 6 lesser-known espionage films

Jason Bourne is back in the American halls, to admire and to us he makes on 10 August heropwachting. In the meantime, we dived in the annals of film history in search of less well-known spionagethrillers that are worth visiting.

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Jason Bourne, The Man from U. N. C. L. E., Spectre, Spy, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. The spy movie is totally back with a vengeance. An ideal moment to even the annals of film history to scuba diving to some less well-known espionage films in the spotlight.

The 39 Steps (1935)

You almost forgot, but Alfred Hitchcock has not only iconic mystery thrillers made, he was also an excellent spionageregisseur. Later he would the genre still some (much) better-known classics deliver including The Lady Vanishes (1939), Notorious (1946) and North by Northwest (1959). But it all started with this achtervolgingsthriller, which for a pre-war film on sneltreintempo passing by. Madeleine Carroll is the first of Hitch’s icy blondes, and together with Robert Donat she carries the film effortlessly along the numerous plot twists. Another feature of the great Hitchcock is also here for the first time, truly reflected: a genuine atmosphere. The misty Scottish highlands, the picturesque villages and the dark interiors, Hitchcock delivers on all fronts, his first real masterpiece. Time for a rediscovery.

The Ipcress File (1965)

In a time of spies, stylish fashion icons were, we’re looking at you, Sean Connery, put Michael Caine is an officer down in a dangerous game of chess between double agents are classified. Caine brings a character that is completely the opposite of the super spy: a pair of glasses with a heavy frame, a Cockneyaccent, robbed of all the charm and geeky as hell. The glamourloze spy as the underdog, we are no experts but that seems to us to be something more realistic. The exciting intrigue, you get there for nothing on top of it.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

the World’s most pleasant voice of Richard Burton is a cynical, alcoholmisbruikende spy on the other side of the Iron Curtain, a high position of the East German Stasi, there must inluizen. Known for his pious black-and-white photography and his iconic scenes of the Berlin Wall, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold still, burton’s film. After the theatrical Cleopatra (1963) delivers here a rather restrained performance. Nevertheless, it was Dickie was a star, author John Le Carré was not satisfied about the casting of a known actor because that is the focus of the story would take away.

The Living Daylights (1987)

Also known as one good bond film, from which the name is constantly forgotten that solid Bondacteur whose name we always forget. The underrated Timothy Dalton state fans still to book as the most faithful incarnation of Ian Fleming’s literary James Bond, and he proves that in just two movies. His first, The Living Daylights, is also the last Cold Oorlogsthriller of the series, with the Dutchman Jeroen Krabbé as a charismatic Sovjetgeneraal. For an idea with only a few notable female conquest, which is one of the most credible romances from the series. Take care of him one of John Barry’s greatest soundtracks and you have a film that is often unfairly forgotten in many best of lists that the series is rich in.

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

John Boormans adaptation of John Le Carré’s Our Man in Havana tells the story of a tailor who by a British spy is asked to secrets that he of his high-ranking customers. Geoffrey Rush brings in his well-known style a righteous but moving powerless character on the screen, while Pierce Brosnan a for him unusual in an immoral opportunist drop it. The raw, little romantic way Boorman the Central American ministaat portrays, is far from the usual flashy spy sets. Or as the titelpersonage himself says: “Welcome to Panama, Casablanca without heroes.”

The Good Shepherd (2006)

One way or another, tasted both public and critics Robert De Niro’s second feature film. However, there are enough ingredients for you to enjoy. An intriguing plot. Check. A healthy number of plot twists. Check. A good cast. Check. Atmospheric cinematography. Check. What De Niro and his team perhaps should have had done, is this interesting but largely fictional film not to advertise it as ‘based on facts’. The average American can really not laugh if you do that with the genesis of the CIA. That, of course, is a commercial blunder that even Robert De Niro can’t be expected to. Huge pity, because The Good Shepherd is away from the freedoms that it takes really a enjoyable spionagethriller.


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