Saturday 25 February 2012

Induction of psycho-neuroses by conditioned reflex under stress ...

.... or as it's better known, IPCRESS. This year is the fiftieth anniversary of The IPCRESS File, Len Deighton's first book, and this blog will be posting some articles through the year under the theme "Ipcress at 50".

But meanwhile, an eagle-eyed blog reader Craig Arthur spotted an interesting online interview in the blog Money into Light with Norman Wanstall, the sound editor on The Ipcress File film who was also extensively involved in sound production on the early Bond films.

Wanstall clearly had a good time creating those eerie spaced out sounds to which 'Harry Palmer' is subjected to when apparently captured by enemy agent Jay in Hungary (Albania in the film):
"Of all the films I’d worked on, IPCRESS FILE, was my favourite. It was a highly stylised spy drama, brilliantly directed by Sid Furie, and a film I would love to have watched as a normal filmgoer."

1 comment:

  1. The IPCRESS file can also be thought of as a horror film in which Palmer and others can be reduced to machines via the brainwashing technique.