I just watched a documentary called "True Bond". Its all about the agent bond was based off of. His name is Dusko Popov and he was a british/german double agent. He said in the beginning of the film "Spys live there cover and I was lucky enough to have my cover be Playboy". Ian Flemming even told him at one point he was going to write "the spy novel to beat all spy novels" using him and his adventures as the premise.
Good stuff I want to see a movie based off of his real exploits as I think the reality of things is always more dramatic than anything a writer can pen. Course thats assuming the actual cases have been declassified by now.
Big Fish was ok but i think he was trying a little too hard to stylize the film. I think it would have been better with Burton producing and a different director. I think thats the film where he finally just detached from the real world. I mean look what came after Big Fish, Planet of The Apes, Sweeney Todd, now Alice in Wonderland. Whatever happened to Burton he used to be so much more original.
lock,stock and two smokin' barrels
fear and loathin' in las vegas
harold and kumar
& and so much more.. sry can't choose only five..:)
1. Any original James Bond flick(Sean Connery Was, is, and always will be the best and only 007)
2. The Outlaw Josey Wales(Clint Eastwood a true B.A.M.F.)
4. All seven Lone Wolf and Cub films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama as Ogami Ittō Starting with Sword of Vengence( The most amazing stylized samurai violence ever. check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lu_yzmDKGk )
5. Taxi driver, casablanca, predator, A Clockwork Orange, rebel without a cause, Ben Hur, The exorcist, The sound of music, Forest Gump, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear- I cant just pick 5, its too hard for a film freak like myself.
On our Honeymoon we went to see Evil Dead the Musical on Broadway! We sat in the front row and got covered in stage blood and then wandered around Manhattan. It was fun we went to times square mcdonalds had a quick meal, wandered into the window behind the sports desk at ESPN.(the cameramen started going crazy trying to shoot around the bloody couple) Then we had a nice subway ride back to the bronx(cheaper to stay there than manhattan) and finally a very red shower.