Tag Archives: Cold War

You Only Live Twice

… AND TWICE IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE! An orchestrated attempt to jump-start a war between the two superpowers is made by attacking their space rockets; British intelligence sources believe the answer to the crisis can be found in Japan. The fifth James Bond flick opens with the murder of our hero. Well, his condition … Continue reading You Only Live Twice

Torn Curtain

IT TEARS YOU APART WITH SUSPENSE! American scientist Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) pretends to defect to East Germany in order to obtain secrets, but he doesn’t count on his girlfriend (Julie Andrews) following him behind the Iron Curtain. This is Alfred Hitchcock venturing into Cold War territory, but results are too uneven. Andrews has been … Continue reading Torn Curtain

Ice Station Zebra

AN AMERICAN NUCLEAR SUB… A SKY FULL OF RUSSIAN PARATROOPERS… AND A RACE FOR THE SECRET OF ICE STATION ZEBRA! An American nuclear sub heads for the North Pole on a rescue mission; on board is a British agent (Patrick McGoohan) who won’t tell anyone what he’s up to… as well as a traitor. Curiously remembered … Continue reading Ice Station Zebra

From Russia With Love

MEET JAMES BOND, SECRET AGENT 007. HIS NEW INCREDIBLE WOMEN… HIS NEW INCREDIBLE ENEMIES… HIS NEW INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES… James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to collect a coding machine, but the whole thing is a trap set by the vindictive terror organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E. The second James Bond flick clarifies certain aspects of his universe; Q, the … Continue reading From Russia With Love

K-19 The Widowmaker

FATE HAS FOUND ITS HERO. The kind of Hollywood pic where ”Russians” speak American English… which is perhaps preferable to fake accents. Director Kathryn Bigelow made a decent but overlong, unremarkable thriller set in 1961, just prior to the Cuban missile crisis. Based on a real incident, it shows how nasty a reactor crisis on … Continue reading K-19 The Widowmaker