Thursday 15 September 2011

The Top 5 Cold War-era spy thrillers...

...according to the Digital Spy website.

Do you agree?

Not bad, as a starter for ten. But are they in the right order?

1 comment:

  1. All five are great movies, each is on my Top 100 of all time, all categories. I was tempted though to argue that A James Bond movie doesn't fit - too tongue in cheek, too many gimmicks, too much od a cliche with the protracted opening scenes of impossible special effects.....but FRWL was only the 2nd Bond movie and was played a lot straighter than subsequent ones, so I'm ok with it on the list. I also had a problem with The Manchurian Candidate, a film I never get tired of seeing. So many great scenes, but not a spy movie ala Deighton and Le Carre, and no spy agency fighting the bad guys is anywhere to be seen. But I just like it too much to give it a thumbs down. I would order them: 1. The Spy Who, 2. Ipcress, 3. FRWL, 4. Manchurian, 5. Condor. I hope the new TTSS is good enough to knock Condor off the list, which had a great opening, a great middle with the mailman fight, but a dull, confusing ending.