Over 50 years since it first appeared on the big screen and Fahrenheit 451 is perhaps more relevant today than at any other time in its history.
Spy Flicks and Thrillers
Jazz meets Shakespeare in a pre-swinging London – that’s All Night Long in a nutshell.
Yeah…..I know….plenty of these around back in the day…and in retrospect it’s sometimes hard to separate spoof from serious when it comes to 60’s espionage flicks….far easier to sort out the good from the bad, the wheat from the chaff.
Michael Caine back as Harry Palmer in Billion Dollar Brain, now a private detective, stumbling into a plot to change the Soviet Union through a ‘super’ computer.
Michael Caine returns as Harry Palmer in Funeral in Berlin, dealing with a Russian KGB defection from East to West Berlin.
Michael Caine stars as subordinate British agent Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File, the first of the three films he made in the role between 1965 and 1967.
While most of the cult British gangster flicks have been remade, reissued and generally run into the ground, one prime example has been left gathering dust in the archives – Villain. Strange, because, despite a couple of obvious flaws, this is up there with any of them.