Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

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Car chases! Aston Martins! Alfa Romeos! Land Rovers! Lake Garda Italy and Carrara marble – all part of the pre-title sequence in James Bond’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE! We even have a piece from Roberto Schaeffer, ASC, AIC - the Director of Photography
Aces!  Spades! Clubs! Hearts! Diamonds! Death! And OO status revealed all in the Pre-Title and Title sequences of Casino Royale!  Join us today as we take a gamble getting Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond in as we look at the pre-title and t
Space capsules,  poison-dart-firing cigarette, Little Nellie, safe-crackers, flash paper, slides, closed-circuit cameras, micro-dots, collapsing bridges and more as we decode the gadgets in James Bond's  YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE! Join Tom, Dan and V
Join Dan Tom and a special guest, our agent in Montreal "Eddie," in looking at the Daniel Craig arc - get ready for NO TIME TO DIE! We look at what we call the "connective tissue" holding the four Craig movies together: CASINO ROYALE,  QUANTUM
Here’s our Spy Movie News for August 24 2021!    Amazon and MGM,  Fast and Loose, Argylle, Mission: Impossible 7,  James Bond – say what?,  Martin Campbell, The Gray Man, and industry news! Join us and "Be in the Know" quickly!
Michael Keaton, Maggie Q. and Samuel L. Jackson headline the just released (August 2021) espionage move, The Protégé. Lots of relationships to other spy movies are highlighted including tropes, dialogue, style and more.  Here’s our Quick-fire,
Jean-Claude Van Damme is an old ex-secret agent, car chases, bullet-proof tuxedos, child/parent issues, a Big Mac, and a fun ending fight scene round out the latest Netflix spy movie release, THE LAST MERCENARY! Join Tom Pizzato in our No Spoil
Chimera!  Bellerophon! Viruses, antidotes, scientists, the black plague, kids playing and singing, airplanes, and multiple kinds of masks, and who is really who?! Join Dan and Tom for some fun as they decode the pre-title sequence of Mission: I
We’re celebrating our second anniversary!  Thanks for being on this journey with us – you make it a vacation for us!  Well, wow!  We have just passed our Second Anniversary for our website,, our social media outlets on Fa
Here’s our July 27, 2021, Spy Movie News with news on  - Black Widow  - Mission: Impossible 7  - No Time To Die  - Daniel Craig  - Red Notice  - Argylle  - IB 71  - Industry news! Be in the know! Feedback: [email protected] Episode Hom
Hidden maps, hidden tape recorders, rocket-firing motorcycles, rocket belts, water cannons and underwater rebreathers – whew let’s take a breath as we decode the gadgets in Thunderball! Join Dan, Tom and Vicky diving into the gadgets in Thunder
Join Tom and Vicky as they talk about the major release from Marvel, BLACK WIDOW which is out in theaters now, and steaming through Disney+ for subscribers who pay extra to see at release time. Tom and Vicky will give some viewing tips and ins
Murder at the UN!  Murder in New Orleans!  Murder in San Monique! Funerals, coffins, knives, and snakes!  Ambassadors, jazz, heroin, and voodoo rituals!  And where is Bond??  Let’s dig in and decode the pre-title sequence to Live and Let Die! J
Here’s our June 29 2021 Spy Movie News with news on Amazon & 007, other industry news,  Ian Fleming’s golf course,  The Gray Man, No Time to Die and Regal Cinema marathon, Black Widow, Red Notice, spy movie watching opportunities and more!  Yo
Harry Palmer, a cold Helsinki winter, virus-filled eggs, outdoor festivals, evil computer programs, a maniac billionaire, a double-cross - make up the story of the third Harry Palmer movie, Billion Dollar Brain! Join Dan and Tom as they decode
Cracking the Code of Spy Movies is all about . . . spy movies!   Not just Bond, but from the classics to current releases! Take a quick listen - 35 seconds! Please . . . give us a 5 star rating on your favorite podast app, tell a friend about o
Rob Mallows of joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!   What Deighton novel should be turned i
Japan!  Cairo, a tropical oasis, mud baths, finger-snappers, cloning, a "new" Bond, and Blofeld’s finally dead!  Let’s decode the pre-title sequence to Diamonds are Forever! Join Dan and Tom in a lively discussion - lots of disagreements!  Upda
Here’s our Spy Movie News for June 1 2021!   Hot industry news as Amazon gobbles up MGM Barbara Broccoli speaks out James Bond and Marvel Black Widow Operation Mincemeat Schwarzenegger a Spy? Mark Strong and the Kingsman Franchise Face / Off 2
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Pre-Title Sequence Decoded! A car chase, a fight on the beach, guns, knives, suicide, a new Bond, a different Aston, a time machine, a Queen with a trident, and more in the pre-title sequence to On Her Majesty’s
4 of our Facebook Group discuss 8 James Bond Movies!  This is fun! Scott Winterroth: (Chicago) The Spy Who Loved Me Tomorrow Never Dies  David Lippiatt: (Scotland) From Russia With Love, and The Man With The Golden Gun Lindsey Cancino: (Bah
Join us as we take a no-spoiler, quick-fire look into the latest spy movie, CLIFF WALKERS. Set in the 1930's, CLIFF WALKERS is an espionage movie about four Chinese agents trying to extract a prisoner from Japanese occupied Manchukuo. There are
Here’s our Spy Movie News for May 4, 2021!  So, May the Fourth be With You. Cliff Walkers, Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson as the next Bond? BAFTA, Billion Dollar Spy, Kingsman: The Blue Blood, Mads Mikklesen, Memory and more!
Visiting James Bond movie locations is fun, and we have the expert with us today - Johannes Eklund who runs !  Johannes talks about his 5 holy grail Bond locations, his experience in traveling to 100s of Bond f
Space capsules swallowed up in Earth orbit!  Bond shot dead!  International tension & intrigue!  Another World War coming? Join Dan, Tom & Vicky as they decode the pre-title sequence of You Only Live Twice! We want to hear from you and what yo
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