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James Bond! Mission: Impossible! Classic spy movies! New Releases - all "decoded" right here! Rated "Top 10 Spy and Espionage Podcasts" out of thousands – by FeedSpot and Spybrary! Subscribe! Listener: “If you’re a spy movie fan, you’re going to really enjoy these. The hosts make it fun and offer some fascinating trivia about the movies we all love.” Discover something NEW in every episode! Decoding spy movies from classics like The 39 Steps through James Bond, Mission: Impossible and current spy movie releases - means diving deeply into scenes, pre-title sequences and gadgets - to always uncover something new - examining how other movies influence the movie being examined and how real-world things influence spy movies too. Interviews with directors, actors, authors and more! Challenge us and see - you will discover something NEW in every episode!! Subscribe and don’t miss the monthly Spy Movie News episodes giving updates on movie releases, new movies, issues, related events and more. Know it all in 15 minutes! Cracking the Code of Spy Movies is in your favorite podcast app! Join Dan, Tom and Vicky who sometimes agree and sometimes do not! So grab your explosive eyeglasses and freefall into the back catalogue and current releases! Join the adventure! For a chance to have your idea featured on the show, email info@spymovienavigator.com. Follow them on • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpyMovieNavigator • X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/SpyNavigator • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spymovienavigator/

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James Bond! Mission: Impossible! Classic spy movies! New Releases - all "decoded" right here! Rated "Top 10 Spy and Espionage Podcasts" out of thousands – by FeedSpot and Spybrary! Subscribe! Listener: “If you’re a spy movie fan, you’re going to really enjoy these. The hosts make it fun and offer some fascinating trivia about the movies we all love.” Discover something NEW in every episode! Decoding spy movies from classics like The 39 Steps through James Bond, Mission: Impossible and current spy movie releases - means diving deeply into scenes, pre-title sequences and gadgets - to always uncover something new - examining how other movies influence the movie being examined and how real-world things influence spy movies too. Interviews with directors, actors, authors and more! Challenge us and see - you will discover something NEW in every episode!! Subscribe and don’t miss the monthly Spy Movie News episodes giving updates on movie releases, new movies, issues, related events and more. Know it all in 15 minutes! Cracking the Code of Spy Movies is in your favorite podcast app! Join Dan, Tom and Vicky who sometimes agree and sometimes do not! So grab your explosive eyeglasses and freefall into the back catalogue and current releases! Join the adventure! For a chance to have your idea featured on the show, email info@spymovienavigator.com. Follow them on • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpyMovieNavigator • X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/SpyNavigator • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spymovienavigator/

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Episodes

In Defense of Quantum of Solace

2/20/2024
In Defense of Quantum of Solace Dan and Tom provide a defense of the James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE, looking at the pros and cons of this oft-maligned movie. Revealed: What does Quantum of Solace even means! QUANTUM OF SOLACE was not the critical success of its successor, CASINO ROYALE. That’s even with it being a direct continuation of the CASINO ROYALE story. There were numerous problems, many stemming from the writer’s strike at the time. But, there were also some positives in QUANTUM OF SOLACE. So, take a listen – Do you agree with Dan and Tom’s defense of QUANTUM OF SOLACE? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Additionally, you can check out our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/48lubIg Here are the links to the podcast episodes we mentioned in this episode: Audio Podcasts: James Bond's QUANTUM OF SOLACE Pre-Title Sequence Decoded! - Spy Movie Navigator A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Part 1 - Spy Movie Navigator Part 2: A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Spy Movie Navigator YouTube Video: James Bond is Not Likeable - https://youtu.be/vVFyn9w1dcc

Duration:00:51:36

Gadgets in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL

2/13/2024
Gadgets in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL Dan and Tom break down the gadgets in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL – the two Dalton James Bond movies. Are these gadgets believable? Flashy? Dalton changed the tone of the character of Bond and to some extent the gadgets in the movies. For instance, could the milk bottles really do that? What about the remote keychain? And there is also the X-Ray camera, Broomstick Radio, night-vision binoculars, the rocket engine, Dentonite toothpaste, the manta ray costume, and more. And we get two looks at the use of lasers, one from each movie. Were they believable? Well, we take apart these and all the other key gadgets in these two movies. So, take a listen – did we miss any key gadgets from these two Bond movies? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Additionally, you can check out our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/3wgZR4b

Duration:00:35:09

Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards with author Tony Lee Moral

2/6/2024
Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards with author Tony Lee Moral Dan and Tom bring back author Tony Lee Moral to discuss his latest book Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards. We focus on Hitchcock’s spy movies in today’s discussion. Unquestionably, Hitchcock was notorious for his use of storyboards and his practice has been emulated by many directors. We read an advance copy of the book prior to its February 6, 2024, release. Tony’s book is an excellent look at why Hitchcock used storyboards. He also discusses how Hitchcock used them to set up the filming of the scenes in his movies. He drills into many of Hitchcock’s movies. In addition, one great aspect of the book is the sheer number of storyboards he includes in the book that Hitchcock used. And the industry tricks of the trade including how those have changed over time with the use of technology. Another thing we love about this book is that Tony teaches us about making movies. He does this by showing us how Hitchcock did it. For example, in his discussion on THE 39 STEPS, Tony talks about how TikTok users can use a similar approach to what Hitchcock did to string together a bunch of shorts. We drill into this with Tony in this episode. It’s a great and fun way to learn. WHERE TO GET ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S STORYBOARDS You can order Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards at the following links (These are non-affiliate links, SpyMovieNavigator receives no compensation if you use them): tonyleemoralbooks.com – A site of mystery and suspense Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards @ Titan Books Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards: Moral, Tony Lee: 9781789099546: Amazon.com: Books Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards by Tony Lee Moral: 9781789099546 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards by Tony Lee Moral, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) Share your thoughts So, take a listen – did this discussion help you decide to buy Tony Lee Moral’s book Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards? We highly recommend it if you are a movie fan. Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Additionally, you can check out our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/hitchcock-storyboards

Duration:00:43:26

ARGYLLE– No-Spoiler Review

2/2/2024
ARGYLLE– A No-Spoiler Review In this episode, Tom gives you his no-spoiler look at the latest Matthew Vaughan movie, ARGYLLE. As with all of our no-spoiler reviews, our goal is to give you our thoughts as to whether or not this latest spy movie is worth your time and money. We don’t cover the plot because our goal is to not give it away. But, we will say that the plot is pretty complex. You need to pay close attention. There are a lot of twists and turns in ARGYLLE. And it has a fantastic cast led by Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, and Henry Cavill. So, take a listen to this ARGYLLE – A No-Spoiler Review. Is ARGYLLE worth your time and money? Let us know your thoughts if you go and see it, ideas for future episodes, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Check out our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/3ulWYOY

Duration:00:09:03

Hitchcock’s TOPAZ – Is it a Gem?

1/30/2024
Hitchcock's TOPAZ – is it a gem? Hitchcock’s movie TOPAZ received mixed reviews when it was released. Some people love it while others don’t like it at all. Why is that? Dan and Tom mine what works and what doesn't in this Hitchcock spy movie. And there is a bit of both here. That said, TOPAZ is a spy movie with a lot of espionage. It isn’t an action movie with some spy elements as we often get in today’s spy movies. The setting for TOPAZ is 1962 at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis which brought the US and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war. So, there is some historical background for this movie. Dan and Tom look for the hidden gems in this one. What works best? And what doesn’t? So, take a listen – Hitchcock’s TOPAZ - is it a gem? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Check out our YouTube channel as well. Subscribe! Webpage: https://bit.ly/hitchcocks-topaz

Duration:00:30:27

James Bond in the Public Domain? Writer George Simpson explains

1/23/2024
In 2035 we will see James Bond in the public domain. What does this mean for the franchise? Not just for the movies, but the novels, and marketing. George Simpson, Senior Film Reporter at the Daily Express joins us to discuss the article he wrote about this impact on the franchise. He explains what public domain means and why it is so important for James Bond but not for other franchises like Sherlock Holmes and The Marx Brothers. Their material is already in the public domain. Eon Productions is in a tough spot here and they have 11 years to get it right. What do they need to do? And, George Simpson gives Eon Productions some advice. So, take a listen - do you agree with us and this episode? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! Thank you, George, for providing a lively discussion on a tough topic. You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website and our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/james-bond-in-the-public-domain

Duration:00:39:38

Character Spotlight: Rosa Klebb played by Lotte Lenya in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

1/16/2024
Character Spotlight: Rosa Klebb played by Lotte Lenya in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE! In a continuation of our Character Spotlight series of episodes, Dan and Tom look at the evil character Rosa Klebb in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. She may be small in stature, but she knows how to take control of almost any situation. Lotte Lenya gives an amazing performance bringing this character from the Ian Fleming novel to the big screen. Here we examine Rosa Klebb’s character in each scene and how Lotte Lenya just nails this character with her acting prowess. Her facial expressions let us into her emotional state, often without saying a word. She’s just brilliant. Quick, who would you have hired that could have been better? We can’t think of another actress for this role. So, take a listen – Does Rosa Klebb deserve to have a Character Spotlight episode? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Check out our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/3O6rZNn

Duration:01:04:41

Why Are Spy Movies Still Popular? The Superhero Connection!

1/9/2024
Why Are Spy Movies Still Popular? Dan and Tom look at the popularity of spy movies and shows, with a focus on James Bond. They give you their reasons for why they believe the spy genre is so popular. They also look at influences on spy movies. Superheroes is one big influencer for spy movies and have helped spy movies’ popularity. But superhero movies are also in competition for the viewer’s money. So, what is it about superhero movies that are similar to spy movies? Also, we look at Netflix customer watch-time data that Netflix recently released. There is some interesting data about spy movies and shows popularity. So, take a listen - do you agree with Dan and Tom as to Why Are Spy Movies Still Popular? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. The more we hear from you, the better the show will be! You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. You can check out our YouTube channel as well. Webpage: https://bit.ly/3vkqIvx

Duration:00:46:47

DEVIL: THE BRITISH SECRET AGENT – A No-Spoiler Review

12/29/2023
A spy, a mole, maybe 2 moles, lots of violence, a love story, and a bit of history twisted and thrown in for good measure. These are some of the things you’ll see in the just-released spy movie, DEVIL: THE BRITISH SECRET AGENT. So, is this movie worth your time and money? Tom gives you a no-spoiler look at what works and what doesn’t work. And much of it does work. The movie is from India so there are some cultural differences for a non-Indian audience that Tom also discusses. As always, please let us know your thoughts about this review of DEVIL: THE BRITISH SECRET AGENT, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Webpage: https://bit.ly/48gmwf5

Duration:00:11:11

What Makes GoldenEye a Standout Bond Movie?

12/19/2023
What Makes GOLDENEYE a standout James Bond movie? GOLDENEYE came out after a 6-year hiatus for the Eon Productions James Bond movie franchise. It followed LICENCE TO KILL and introduced us to the fifth actor to take on the role of James Bond. In this episode, Dan and Tom decode the success of GOLDENEYE. They do this by diving into the top 8 reasons for its success. They squeeze out why it is so well respected, how it helped revitalize the James Bond franchise along with some franchise firsts. Many fans consider GOLDENEYE to be one of the best James Bond movies. This is especially true if Pierce Brosnan is their favorite actor who played James Bond. Why is that? Oh, and how did Eon Productions come up with the title? This is another area we examine. So, take a listen to see if you agree about what makes GOLDENEYE a standout James Bond movie. Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com. Finally, you can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Webpage: https://bit.ly/48gzTeA

Duration:00:32:55

OBLITERATED – A No-Spoiler Review of this series that feels like a 1980s teen comedy

12/12/2023
OBLITERATED – A No-Spoiler Review discusses this hot new Netflix spy comedy series. We liken it to a 1980s teen comedy. It is raunchy and touches on a few hot topics. While it isn’t for everyone – is it for you? It is a spy series at its core! Is OBLITERATED worth your time? We’ll give you enough information here to help you decide if you want to watch OBLITERATED. Will it be worth YOUR time? Given that this movie is raunchy and hits on a few hot topics, we’ll dig into the areas that some people might not like. We are certain that a small portion of the population will not like this series. Why? That part of the discussion is a warning! We’ll flag the issues, and if they are a problem for you, move on to the next movie or series. If not, watch on! Watch all eight 45-minute episodes. The series is quite funny and entertaining – maybe! There is some talent here in the main characters and the actors who play them, and the characters are well developed and work well as a team. So, while OBLITERATED isn't for everyone, we think many will like it. “Be in the know” - OBLITERATED is a spy series so you must take a listen! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or on our website. What did you think? What did you think of this episode, OBLITERATED – A No-Spoiler Review? Did you watch the OBLITERATED? Please send us your thoughts to: Info@spymovienavigator.com Webpage: https://bit.ly/3tgJbZl

Duration:00:14:18

What makes FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE So Good?

12/5/2023
What makes FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE So Good? And how has it stood up to the test of time? FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE has a 97% Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Dan and Tom give you 10 reasons why they think this movie is so good. See if you agree! Possible reasons: Is it the story? This was one of Ian Fleming’s novels. How about the acting? Or is it the characters? Could it be the sets? Maybe it is the action sequences? Or do they just like the fight in the Gypsy camp? Maybe it is all of these and more. It is an intriguing question as Dan and Tom don’t always agree on the James Bond movies, but this one ... take a listen and see! Oh, and how far Trieste is from Venice? And is that ending boat chase viable within the plot? Take a listen to find out what makes FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE land on so many Top 5 James Bond movie lists. Does it make ours? “Be in the know” - take a listen now! You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or on our website. What did you think of this episode? Please send us your thoughts to: Info@spymovienavigator.com Webpage: https://bit.ly/47vaXQT

Duration:00:34:01

Rick English Talks KINGSMAN stunts

11/28/2023
Rick English talks KINGSMAN stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies. Rick is the award-winning stunt performer who doubled Colin Firth in the first two KINGSMAN movies. He’s been doing stunts in movies for over 23 years. RICK'S ROLE AS A DOUBLE So, what is it like to double a star? How much of the stunt work did Colin Firth do, versus Rick? Was Rick hurt doing any of the stunts? What is the role of wirework in his scenes? How many cuts did the church fight scene take? What is it like to jump out a window ahead of an explosion? How did they get the character Whiskey into the meat grinder in KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE? Finally, what is an antitragus? Rick talks about these issues while focusing on the church fight and the bar fight (manners maketh man) in KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE GAME We also discuss how new facial recognition and replacement technologies popped up on the market just before this movie was made. That meant that the way he had to film these scenes was different than he’d experienced in the past. Listen to find out how. It is fascinating to hear how technology is changing the filming of stunts. Plus, Tom talks about how watching the church fight scene frame-by-frame helped him to identify some of the places where facial replacement was used. Don’t worry, we don’t go through it frame-by-frame here. But, once you listen, if you watch that scene, you may be able to pick up a few of these replacements as well. This episode helps the moviegoer understand the role of the stunt performer and how they are used. Rick explains some of the techniques they used for some of the specific stunts. FIND MORE EPISODES You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Ideas/Comments? Info@spymovienavigator.com Webpage: https://bit.ly/47vaXQT

Duration:00:31:12

Rick English stunt performer on MI, James Bond, Kingsman, and more

11/21/2023
Rick English stunt performer talks spy movie stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies. If you’ve seen at least three spy or action movies in the last two decades, you’ve likely seen Rick’s work in at least one of them. Rick is an award-winning stunt performer who has been involved with the James Bond, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, BATMAN, and KINGSMAN franchises. He was also in INCEPTION, The 355, FAST AND FURIOUS, and many more movies over his 20+ year career. In this episode we discuss some of scenes from some the movies he’s worked on (Including CASINO ROYALE, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, BOURNE ULTIMATUM, JASON BOURNE, INCEPTION, and more.) Among the topics we discuss, Rick tells us how the stunt performer business works, how the motorcycle crash stunt he did in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION was done, and he tells how they did the zero-gravity hallway fight in INCEPTION, what he wants from a stunt coordinator. Listen to find out how. It is fascinating how they do these things and what can be planned and what can’t. His explanation of that motorcycle crash was quite eye-opening. This episode helps the moviegoer understand the role of the stunt performer and how they are used. Rick explains some of the techniques they used for some of the specific stunts. After listening, you’ll understand why he’s won so many awards. Our next episode will also be with Rick English. He will tell us all about the stunts in the KINGSMAN series, including the church fight scene and the meat grinder. You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Ideas/Comments? info@spymovienavigator.com Webpage: https://bit.ly/3MSue6n

Duration:00:59:54

Was ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE good or not?

11/14/2023
Was ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE good? That is a question that Bond fans have been arguing since its release. In this episode, Dan and Tom walk through the top 10 reasons why they think ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE is a good movie. Then they look at it from the other side with the top 10 reasons it is criticized. Some things they examine are: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE has gained popularity and likeability as it has aged. Dan and Tom give you their thoughts. After listening to this episode, we’d love to know which side of the spectrum you are on and why. Please let us know at info@spymovienavigator.com. We might give you a shout-out in a future episode and pass your idea on. Please subscribe to our podcast show, CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES, on your favorite podcast app or listen on our website. Episode link: https://bit.ly/3SEJreZ

Duration:00:37:59

Come On Bond, Where The Hell Are You - How James Bond Can Survive

11/7/2023
James Bond can survive, can't he? “Come on Bond, where the hell are you?” M pleads near the end of NO TIME TO DIE. Let’s talk about that. In this episode, Dan and Tom have fun coming up with some ways that James Bond can survive after the debacle at the end of NO TIME TO DIE. Some of their ideas make some sense, some are based on how other fictional characters have survived their demise and still others are just outright wacky. Where are you James Bond? We have a shout-out to Morgan Lisney, a top contributor to our Facebook Group, who had an idea! Hopefully, someone at Eon Production is listening. Come on Bond! What do you think? Do any of these ideas make sense? Any other fictional characters who have survived their death that we didn’t call out? Any other ways that EON Productions can get themselves out of the corner that they have painted themselves into? How can James Bond survive? Let us know at info@spymovienavigator.com. We might give you a shout-out in a future episode and pass your idea on. Subscribe to our podcast show on your favorite podcast app or listen on our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Webpage: https://bit.ly/3SsyPQc

Duration:00:35:25

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD - Decoded!

10/31/2023
THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD is often considered one of the best spy movies of all time. We couldn’t agree more. In this episode, Dan and Tom decode this classic. As far as spy movies go, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD is dark, and probably a bit more realistic in terms of a spy’s life, than anything James Bond does. There are no Aston Martins here, no tuxedos, no glamorous venues – nothing that could make you smile or feel relaxed much. The decision to film it in black and white was brilliant and adds to the overall feeling of despair. The story is fairly complex, and you must pay attention. Dan and Tom will help guide you through some of the complexities, although they disagree on the ending. They also discuss how this movie fits into the time of the Cold War and real-world double-agents. The cast, led by Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Oskar Werner, is top shelf. Burton earned a BAFTA Best British Actor win and an Academy Award Nomination for his role as Alec Leamas. The movie picked up seven BAFTA nominations, winning four of them. It also earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black and White, among other industry awards. Oskar Werner picked up a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Actor as well. So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know.” This should be a must-see for any spy movie fan. Learn more about it as we decode THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD. You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Ideas/Comments? info@spymovienavigator.com Webpage: https://bit.ly/46TItQe

Duration:00:38:11

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Filming Locations in Sardinia!

10/24/2023
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Filming Locations in Sardinia! Your covert field operatives Dan and Tom trace their exploits in visiting the filming locations in Sardinia, Italy from the James Bond Movie, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. Many people love going to James Bond filming locations. Dan and Tom do as well. Many times, these locations are very cool. Sardinia, Italy is one such place – simply beautiful and a destination which made the trip that much more fun! Not everything went smoothly for them: Issues with their rental car, places that were closed for the season, and, hey, a balcony was missing – all made the trip that much more memorable. That said, they got to all the sites and only needed a 2-night stay to do that. For the most part, all the Jemes Bond filming locations are all fairly close to each other on Sardinia. The ferry dock in Palau is the farthest drive from the beaches and hotels from the movie and it is only about a 30-minute or so drive away. Everything else is closer together. So, get the whole story and tune in! The sites they talk about are: They give you some tips about the area and what to look for when hunting these sites. So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know” about traveling to James Bond filming locations in Sardinia, Italy! You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Please send any comments about your visit to these sites or any other filming locations at info@spymovienavigator.com. We’ll give you a shout-out on a future episode! Webpage: https://bit.ly/3tKrnpk

Duration:00:36:51

Uwe Brosamle Interview – How to visit James Bond filming Locations!

10/17/2023
One of the leading experts on traveling to James Bond filming locations worldwide joins us at Cracking the Code of Spy Movies for this amazing segment, our Uwe Brosamle interview! Uwe Brosamle estimates he’s traveled to over 80% of the James Bond filming locations - and he’s done it in just 10 years. Most James Bond fans love discovering and visiting James Bond filming locations - and certainly, it is a passion for Dan and Tom - so it is great to talk with an expert on how to do it right. Tips from Uwe Brosamle In this fascinating interview, Uwe tells us how he tracks down the locations, meticulously plans his trips (this takes A LOT of time), and gives all of us some tips for planning these special trips which can save us all some serious time. It is great to be able to learn from an expert. Uwe also talks about some of the challenges in getting into a location once he’s located it. He’s had to deal with renting boats, big dogs, trying to get onto private property, government property, and properties that are just hard to get to (expect that you will have long walks to get to some locations). Of course, he gives us some suggestions for dealing with these issues. In his travels, he has come across many very helpful people. Often by accident. He tells some stories about these interactions, including one where he knocked on the door of a famous actress. She was most gracious. Finally, Uwe talks about some of the artifacts he has found at filming locations. Apparently, after a shoot, let’s just say, clean-up isn’t quite thorough. That can work to a filming location traveler’s benefit! So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know” about traveling to James Bond filming locations! If you want to see Uwe Brosamle's fantastic pictures from his filming location travels, check out his Facebook page. You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Reach out to us If you enjoyed this episode, the Uwe Brosamle Interview, please let us know at info@spymovienavigator.com. We’ll give you a shout-out on a future episode! Webpage: https://bit.ly/3QhHkME

Duration:01:07:43

DIE ANOTHER DAY – Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

10/10/2023
DIE ANOTHER DAY - pre-title sequence decoded! We know that Tom hates DIE ANOTHER DAY, but strangely, he has some kind things to say about this pre-title sequence. Hint: Tom likes hovercraft, surfing, and flamethrowers. Interestingly, Dan has more negative thoughts in this episode than Tom does, and he doesn’t hate the movie. Take a listen as they decode this very different pre-title sequence! What makes this pre-title to DIE ANOTHER DAY unique? Is it better than the movie itself? Is James Bond really Bond-like here? Does size matter? Could James Bond have been less prepared for this mission? What do those Korean words on the signs mean? What tie-in does Tom find with Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY? What other movies have had hovercraft chases? Also, find out the Bond-esque nickname for the big wave surfing area called Pe’ahi, on Maui, Hawaii, where they filmed the opening surfing scene. So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know.,” as we hover over some of the landmines in this different pre-title sequence! You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Ideas/Comments? info@spymovienavigator.com Webpage: https://bit.ly/3PNodsq In the episode, we mention this video from MythBusters.

Duration:00:50:09