Cracking the Code of Spy Movies - SpyMovieNavigator

Uncovering connections & influences from spy movie to spy movie, and how real world events find their way into spy movies. Bond, Mission: Impossible, Bourne, Classics and Current Spy Movies!

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Jul 7th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 9:30 am

Dan and Tom dive into The Silent Enemy, a 1958 World War II spy movie, that has lots of connections with the 1961 novel and 1965 film, Thunderball!  Explore this great film and all the connections to Bond movies!  

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Jun 28th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 10:31 pm

Join Dan and Tom in Cracking the Code of My Spy - the first spy movie released by a major studio in 2020 - and it's not in theaters!  It's on Amazon Prime!

The Quick-Fire Look will not giveaway the movie, but we will look at certain revelations and things to look for in the movie so you can enjoy it even more!

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Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace!  Roberto has been the Director of Photography on some great films, including Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball, Stay and many other great films.   

In Part 2, we talk with Roberto about the the team that makes a movie, dive deeper into Quantum with some reveals(!) and lots more!  This is Part 2 of a 2 part podcast with Roberto!

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Jun 16th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 11:40 am

Join Dan and Tom as they celebrate their First Anniversary of SpyMovieNavigator.com and their podcast and video shows, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Some colleagues leave anniversaries messages too!   Listen in and tell your friends!  Subscribe to our show through your favorite podcast app, like Apple, Google, Spotify, Overcast, Podbean and virtually any other podcast app! 

And THANK YOU for getting us to our First Anniversary!

You can watch the podcast on YouTube too!  https://youtu.be/NC_3OjCrBds

Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace!  Roberto has been the Director of Photography on some great films, including Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball, Stay and many other great films.   

In Part 1, we talk with Roberto about the role of Director of Photography, his work on Quantum and lots more!  This is Part 1 of a Two part podcast with Roberto!

May 27th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 10:23 am

Join Dan and Tom as they Crack of Code of the history that surrounded & impacted directly the making of the 1939 movie, Q Planes (Clouds Over Europe).

Our first podcast on Q Planes called, Q Planes (Clouds Over Europe) is an analysis of the movie, scene by scene.  In this new podcast, a different approach is taken, looking at worldwide historical events (the oncoming of World War Two, etc.) that directly affected the making of the film, looking at some very interesting connections! 

The real world does find its way into spy movies! 

May 19th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 11:34 am

Q Planes, also known as Clouds Over Europe for the USA release, is a spy comedy, treating a top-secret invention the British were testing just prior to World War II and what they had to do to keep the invention and information about it out of enemy hands.   It is more spy than comedy, but it has a comedic element.   Starring Ralph Richardson, Lawrence Olivier, and Valerie Hobson.  

Join Dan and Tom as they dig deep into the key scenes in this film and connections to other spy movies to come!

May 5th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 10:46 am

Join Dan and Tom as they dive into how and if screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge and director Cary Fukunaga will work together on No Time To Die.  Two very different backgrounds have to merge together to create some magic - or will they?  

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Apr 30th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 11:01 am

Join Dan and Tom on their Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show as they uncover some hidden connections in this fun comedy/spy movie for the whole family, The Spy Next Door!    They will highlight 11 parts of the movie that tie into other spy movies, including Bond.   James Bond!  Join the fun!

Starring:

Jackie Chan as Bob Ho

Billie Ray Cyrus as Coltan James

George Lopez as Glaze

Amber Valletta as Gillian

  • KIDS:
    Madeline Carrol as Farren
  • Will Shadley as Ian
  • Alina Foley as Nora

Directed by Brian Levant

Apr 22nd, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 6:02 pm

Join Dan and Tom and they literally mix some Bond cocktails as they discuss the wide variety of drinks that James Bond 007 imbibes in , throughout the Ian Fleming's James Bond novels.

Old fashioneds? Irish coffee?  Stingers?  Join them in Cracking the Code of the James Bond drinks in the Ian Fleming novels!  Have a Bondian cocktail along with them as you listen safely from home!

Apr 9th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 8:33 am

Join Dan and Tom as they dive deeply into Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 "monumental" spy thriller, North by Northwest.  Some have called this the first Bond movie!  From New York City to Chicago to Mount Rushmore, the thrill is on!

We look at scenes, comparisons to other spy movies, actors and insights into the key scenes and backstories!    Fun stuff for one of the best spy films ever created, with one iconic scene that everyone knows, the Crop Duster scene!

This is part 2 of a 2 Part North by Northwest podcast.

Apr 1st, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 9:20 am

Join Dan and Tom as they dive deeply into Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 "monumental" spy thriller, North by Northwest.  Some have called this the first Bond movie!  From New York City to Chicago to Mount Rushmore, the thrill is on!

We look at scenes, comparisons to other spy movies, actors and insights into the key scenes and backstories!    Fun stuff for one of the best spy films ever created, with one iconic scene that everyone knows, the Crop Duster scene!

This is part 1 of a 2 Part North by Northwest podcast.

Mar 25th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 3:52 pm

Tom and Dan head down to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in Chicago top try to find some real spy movie fans!

In as new segment, Opinions of Real Spy Movie Fans, we talk to a bunch of real people who talk about what spy movies they like!  

NOTE: No Time To Die release has been postponed until November 2020.  At the time of this recording it was schedule for April 2020.

Mar 8th, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 11:08 am

Goldfinger was one of producer Cubby Broccoli’s favorite Bond films – top 3 of the 17 he produced.  

Join Tom and Dan as we go gold mining for the unique elements and special highlights of Goldfinger, and how other spy movies and real-world events affected Goldfinger, in the James Bond podcast, All That Glitters – the Gold in Goldfinger!  This is Part 2 of a 2-part podcast!  Listen to Part 1!  Come join us on all of our podcasts as we’re cracking the code of spy movies!

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Mar 2nd, 2020 by SpyMovieNavigator at 11:27 am

Goldfinger was one of producer Cubby Broccoli’s favorite Bond films – top 3 of the 17 he produced.  

Join Tom and Dan as we go gold mining for the unique elements and special highlights of Goldfinger, and how other spy movies and real-world events affected Goldfinger, in the James Bond podcast, All That Glitters – the Gold in Goldfinger!  This is Part 1 of a 2-part podcast!  Look for Part 2!  Come join us on all of our podcasts as we’re Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

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