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Join us in Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! - Podcasts on James Bond, Mission: Impossible, Bourne and the Best of the Rest of spy movies from 1935 to today! We're uncovering the inter-connections, relationships, unique concepts, and key scenes in all these genres so that we can all discover something new. We examine how spy films influence each other and how real world events impact spy movies! Join Tom and Dan on this continuous adventure, diving into spy movies. So, join the fun and we’ll all become spy movie navigators! We will navigate our way through all these spy movie genres together through podcasts, videos, online discussions, submission by our Community and more! We will interview authors, movie personnel, and many others who are part of the spy movie community! We will have podcasts from cool locations too, and continue to visit spy movie location sites throughout the world! We're building a Worldwide Community of Spy Movie Fans, and you're invited!

Episode Date
You Only Live Twice - Scene and Title Song Analysis
50:27

You Only Live Twice is Sean Connery's 5th outing as James Bond - join Dan, Tom & Vicky in a scene analysis with connections to other movies, and a lyrics analysis too!   Nancy Sinatra or Julie Rogers?  Some hidden gems!

You Only Live Twice - so listen right now!

Subscribe to our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show - thanks!  Comments?  Send then along at https://spymovienavigator.com/contact-us/ - we want to hear from you!!

Feb 23, 2021
Spy Movie News Feb 16 2021 No Time To Die, M:I 7, Disney, Streaming, Black Widow More!
13:48

Here’s our February 16, 2021 edition of Spy Movie News with updates on spy movies and TV series, Black Widow, Mission: Impossible 7, No Time to Die, a Jinx script?, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, a Disney studio shuttered,  The Gray Man, Jack Ryan and more! 

Lots of stuff in the news!  Take a listen!  13 minutes & you are in the know!

Feb 16, 2021
Terence Mountain interview - He was in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE & DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER!
47:46

Tom, Dan and Vicky interview a mountain of a man - Terry Mountain who was in two James Bond movies:  On Her Majesty's Secret Service (as Rafael, one of Draco's guys fighting Bond on the beach, and other scenes) and Diamonds are Forever  (one of Blofeld's guards) - as well as 7 episodes of The Saint, and lots more. Great interview with some really great back-stories & behind-the-scenes stories - fun stuff all the way! 

Listeners: 

"Loads of little inside stories and nuggets of info from Terry. I'd already heard some of his escapades at one of the SNS meet-ups, but he elaborates further here. And I whole heartedly agree with him, that Lazenby should have done more. I'm also in agreement, that OHMSS soundtrack is one of the best! - Denise

"Terry is obviously genuinely passionate about the world of Bond. He always comes across as being very real and authentic."

“Listened to this earlier. Brilliant to hear the stories especially paying the bill one!” - Nick

See waht we are talking about with Terry, with shots from the movies, on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/sJsWaRpOTLM

Leave us your thoughts at https://spymovienavigator.com/contact-us/

Terry Mountain is one of the good guys!  Join us!

Feb 09, 2021
Gadgets in James Bond's Diamonds are Forever - Can You Believe it?
27:21

Join Dan, Tom, Vicky, and our special guest, Joe Pappalardo as we crack the code of the gadgets in Diamonds are Forever!  We ask, Can you believe it?

From fake fingerprints, to lasers and diamonds, voice synthesizers, pitons, moon buggies and more - we cover it all!  

Joe Pappalardo is an author and magazine contributor to Smithsonian Air and Space, National Geographic, and Popular Mechanics.

Subscribe to our show, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Feb 02, 2021
Spy Movie News 1/26/21: No Time to Die, M:I, Black Widow, The King's Man, More
09:25

Join Cracking the Code of Spy Movies with a new episode of Spy Movie News - all in one place - "Be in the know in under 10 minutes!"

Today

 - No Time To Die
 - Mission Impossible
 - The King's Man
 - Black Widow
 - Five Eyes or whatever it will be called!
 - Theaters & more!

Subscribe to our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show and don't miss an episode!  We are here for you!

The links to the articles : https://spymovienavigator.com/podcast/spy-movie-news-1-26-21-no-time-to-die-mi-black-widow-the-kings-man-and-more/ 

Jan 26, 2021
BONDage in Space - Tying Up the Gadgets in Moonraker!
52:31

Blast off with Tom, Dan, Vicky and Joe Pappalardo as we dismantle the gadgets in Moonraker!

All of the gadgets, from the poison pen, the Bondola, and how Moonraker predicted some things that are going on now!   You might have a different view of Moonraker after you hear Joe! 

Joe is an author and magazine contributor to Smithsonian Air and Space, National Geographic, and Popular Mechanics.  Joe has written articles about space industrialists (like Drax) and spy satellites in space!  

And sex in space?   Yeah -we have some tips for that as well!

Subscribe to Cracking the Code of Spy Movies - now!

 

Jan 19, 2021
Spy Movie News Jan 12 2021 No Time to Die Delay? Mission Impossible 7, James Bond and 007, The 355 and more
09:57

Spy Movie News!  Get the latest news on your favorite upcoming spy movies!  In this episode, Dan covers:

  • Another No Time to Die Delay?
    Mission: Impossible 7 
  • James Bond and 007 updates - Billie Eilish, Gemma Arterton, Rami Malik +
  • The 355
  • AMC Movie Theaters
  • The Mole Agent and more

"Be in the know in under 10 minutes!"

Subscribe to our show, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies right now!

Links used in this episode:

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-tanya-roberts-dead-65-that-70s-show-bond-20210105-s6qalj3x2vhftemqduu43qusgi-story.html

 

Jan 12, 2021
Spy Movie News Dec 29 2020 MGM for Sale, NTTD, Mission: Impossible rant, The Survivalist, Tenet Costumes & More!
09:58

Spy Movie News Dec 29 2020

Covering

  • MGM Holdings Inc might be for sale
  • No Time to Die Billie Eilish song reaction
  • Mission: Impossible rant, and Spaced out?
  • The Survivalist
  • Tenet Costumes
  • Black Widow
  • The King's Man
  • Red Notice
  • Rocket Man is back in the Los Angeles Skies

"Be in the know in under 10 minutes!"

Subscribe to our show, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Dec 29, 2020
Gadgets FRWL & Goldfinger - Can You Believe it?
36:16

Join Tom, Dan and Vicky as they take apart the gadgets in From Russia With Love and Goldfinger - and determine whether we can believe in the gadget or not!   Fun stuff!

Other Gadget podcasts:

  • Dr. No and Skyfall

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service & Live and Let Die
Dec 22, 2020
Spy Movie News Dec 8 2020: NTTD, WarnerMedia, Women Spies, M:I, a Real James Bond, Black Widow, The 355
09:58

December 8, 2020 edition of Spy Movie News with lots of theater news as WarnerMedia drops a bombshell, Women as leads in Spy Movies in 2021, James Bond updates, Dr. No prop sells for over a quarter of a million dollars, Black Widow and Mission: Impossible and more!

Be in the know in under 10 minutes!

Dec 08, 2020
Derek Lyons - 4 Bond movies, Star Wars, Indiana Jones - tells Back Stories!
53:35

Derek Lyons joins Dan, Tom & Vicky on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Derek has made appearances in:

  • Octopussy
  • A View to a Kill
  • The Living Daylights,
  • GoldenEye, and even
  • Star Wars and
  • Indiana Jones

Listen as Derek tells us some amusing back-stories about his Bond experiences, meeting Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and more!

Derek's website: https://www.dereklyonssite.com/

Derek on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derek.lyons.90

Derek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DerekLyonsActor

Derek on Instagam: @zenlyons instagram

Derek on YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/DerekLyons 

 

Dec 01, 2020
Spy Movie News Mid-November: NTTD, Red Notice, M:I, a real James Bond
09:50

Spy Movie News Mid-November 2020 edition covers more news on

  1. No Time to Die,
  2. Mission: Impossible 7 and 8
  3. Red Notice
  4. a real James Bond
  5. FBI Spy Movie

And more!

Be in the know in under 10 minutes!

 

Nov 24, 2020
International James Bond Trivia Marathon - Nov 14 2020
54:01

Play along!  Join Steven Jay Rubin, author of the newly released The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia in this international James Bond Trivia Marathon!  The entire event took about 4 hours and was streamed Live on Zoom and Facebook on November 14 2020.  We have trimmed it to under an hour for this podcast, still covering a lot of the event - and a winner was crowned!

See how many answers you know and how you stack up against these knowledgeable players!

See the full event at: https://www.facebook.com/SpyMovieNavigator/videos 

We highly recommend purchasing Steven' s book - it is fabulous!

Nov 20, 2020
Steven Jay Rubin - The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia
41:54

A great talk with Steven Jay Rubin, author of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia - available for order now!

  • Great Behind-the-Scenes and back stories
  • Talks about his interviews with Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Peter Hunt, George Lazenby and more
  • Details his research and approach to writing the new version of his The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

Join the fun!  This is entertaining all the way through!

Nov 17, 2020
Sir Sean Connery Tribute - 2020
30:50

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as we salute Sir Sean Connery and remember his passing on October 31 2020.

  • Dr. No
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • Never Say Never Again
  • Diamonds are Forever
  • Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade'
  • The Untouchables
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • The Rock

Here's to you, Sir Sean Connery.  With all respect.

 

Nov 10, 2020
Dalton As Bond With Film Prof/Author Dr. Cary Edwards
52:51

Today we are thrilled to talk with Dr. Cary Edwards who wrote the book on Timothy Dalton’s 2 Bond films called, “He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him” arguing that both films are a unique contribution to the series and form an important dialogue with the rest of the franchise.   Join Dan, Tom and Vicky!

Cary will reveal some interesting connections and insights into Dalton, Bond, The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill!  Today, Dr. Cary Edwards, a brilliant film prof, will be our Smartest Spy in the Room!

Nov 03, 2020
Spy Movie News October 27 2020 - M:I7, NTTD Soundtrack,. Jet Packs!
09:54

Spy Movie News for October 27 2020 includes new info on:

  • Mission: Impossible 7 and 8
  • No Time To Die sound track
  • Cary Fukunaga
  • The Next James Bond?
  • Jet Packs flying in Los Angeles? 
  • No Time to Die pre-title sequence

Join us and be in the know in under 10 minutes, as we're Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Oct 27, 2020
Funeral in Berlin (1966) - Scene Analysis & Connections - Part 2
34:04

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File, with Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, based on Len Deighton's novels.  Part 2 of 2. 

Lots of Bond connections, quips, key scenes are explored from a fresh angle.   If a funeral could be fun, this is it!  Join us, wont you?

Oct 20, 2020
Funeral in Berlin (1966) - Scene Analysis & Connections - Part 1
29:31

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File, with Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, based on Len Deighton's novels.  Part 1 of 2. 

Lots of Bond connections, quips, key scenes are explored from a fresh angle.   If a funeral could be fun, this is it!  Join us, wont you?

Oct 13, 2020
Spy Movie News: Oct 3 2020 - NO TIME TO DIE Delay & Fan Reactions
09:23

Spy Movie News October 3 2020 Special Edition - as MGM, Universal and Eon announce another delay for No Time To Die's release - not until April 2021.

Quick talk about it and fan reactions as well!

In under 10 minutes, you're in the know!

Oct 03, 2020
Spy Movie News Oct 1 2020 - NO TIME TO DIE!
09:48

Lots of news on No Time to Die this period, so this entire episode is devoted to it - looking release date strategies, The Official James Bond Podcast launch Billie Eilish, Ana de Armas and more!

In under 10 minutes, you are in the know!

Oct 02, 2020
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II - Part 2
36:05

Join Dan and Tom as they spy on Mission: Impossible II, looking for interesting facts, scenes and connections!  It actually makes Mission: Impossible II fun!   Viruses!  Antidotes!  Masks!  Hunt!   Luther!  Nyah!  Yeah!   Aerial stunts and more!

This is Part 2 of a 2 Part podcast!  Tell us what you think!  Leave us a message on our website, SpyMovieNavigator.com 

Sep 29, 2020
Spy Movie News Sept 24 2020 : Black Widow, Mission Impossible, No Time To Die, Pinewood Studios, Red Notice, More!
08:57

Here’s our September 24th 2020 edition of Spy Movie News with latest updates on Black Widow, Tom Cruise in space, Mission Impossible 7, Mission: Impossible theme, Red Notice, No Time to Die, Pinewood Studios news, and Lashana Lynch.  Join us for this special edition of Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!  Let’s get to it!

Sep 24, 2020
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II - Part 1
34:35

Join Dan and Tom as they spy on Mission: Impossible II, looking for interesting facts, scenes and connections!  It actually makes Mission: Impossible II fun!   Viruses!  Antidotes!  Masks!  Hunt!   Luther!  Nyah!  Yeah!   

This is Part 1 of a 2 Part podcast!  Tell us what you think!  Leave us a message on our website, SpyMovieNavigator.com 

Sep 22, 2020
Spy Movie News Sept 15 2020: RED NOTICE, FIVE EYES, M:I 7, THE DUKE, TENET, NTTD
09:50

Here’s our September 15 2020 edition of Spy Movie News with latest updates on Mission Impossible 7, Red Notice, Five Eyes, Tenet, The Duke, No Time to Die - and some Idris Elba and spy industry news!  Dan of SpyMovieNavigator.com does this another special edition of Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!  Let’s get to it!

Sep 15, 2020
Gadgets - OHMSS & LIVE AND LET DIE - Can you Believe It?
28:42

Join Tom and Dan & special guest host Vicky Hodges (from the UK) as we discuss the gadgets in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Live and Let Die - and some Bond movie locations that have been visited and celebrities met!  

Vicki joins us as a co-host on the show, and is an avid Bond memorabilia collector and knowledgeable James Bond and spy movie fan!  She's great! 

Subscribe to our show, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

 

Sep 08, 2020
NO TIME TO DIE Sept. 3 2020 Trailer - Analysis & Perspective!
25:25

Join Dan and Tom and Vicki as they dive into the new No Time to Die trailer released September 3 2020!  

The focus is "perspective" and how that works when dealing with "good" and "bad" here in the film, and how that could be handled.

UPDATED Sept 4th with new stuff!

So tune in now!

 

Sep 04, 2020
Spy Movie News - Sept 1 2020: NO TIME TO DIE., M: I 7, TENET, THE KING'S MAN
08:03

Spy Movie News for September 1 2020 includes updates on Tenet as it opens in Europe, Mission: Impossible 7, No Time to Die, The King's Man and industry news!

Be ion the know!  Always listen to Spy Movie News from SpyMovieNavigator.com and their podcast & YouTube show, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Here is the current release schedule for TENET:

Wednesday, Aug. 26:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Thursday, Aug. 27:
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates

Friday, Aug. 28:
East Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Vietnam

Sep 01, 2020
TENET (2020) - A Quick-Fire Look (NO SPOILERS)
08:45

NO SPOILERS!  SpyMovieNavigator's co-host, Vicky Hodges, lives in the UK and she saw Tenet on opening day there, August 26 2020.  

Here is a Quick-Fire look at the movie, with NO SPOILERS!

So, join Dan, Tom and Vicki for this fun quick-fire look at Tenet!

Aug 29, 2020
THE IPCRESS FILE (1965) - Part 2
30:20

Join Dan and Tom and they take a fresh look into one of the more significant spy movies of the 1960s, The IPCRESS File.

Starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, this movie has a lot of Bond connections in staff, including Harry Saltzman as producer!  Great acting, great, gritty spy adventure and based on Len Deighton's novels.   

Harry Palmer's character revealed! Keep scenes examined!  Looking at what was happening in the world at the time, and key scenes.  Is Harry Palmer at all like James Bond?  Let's see! 

Part 2 of a 2 Part podcast.  

Aug 25, 2020
THE IPCRESS FILE - Part 1
32:32

Join Dan and Tom and they take a fresh look into one of the more significant spy movies of the 1960s, The IPCRESS File.

Starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, this movie has a lot of Bond connections in staff, including Harry Saltzman as producer!  Great acting, great, gritty spy adventure and based on Len Deighton's novels.   

Looking at what was happening in the world at the time, and key scenes.  Is Harry Palmer at all like James Bond?  Let's see! 

Part 1 of a 2 Part podcast.  

Aug 18, 2020
Spy Movie News -- Tenet, The King's Man, Black Widow, & Red Notice - 8/11/2020
10:26

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval for the movie industry. In the US, the major theater chains are planning to reopen by the end of August. Tenet is the first tentpole movie that will release in this environment.

This 10 minute podcast will look at the pandemic's impact on Tenet, The King's Man, Black Widow and Red Notice.

We also look at changes the studios are making that may impact things to come. Namely, the recent announcements by Disney, Universal, & AMC have the potential to shake up the industry. They are using the pandemic as their excuse. We'll talk about possible impacts of their announcements on spy movies to come. Subscribe! 

Aug 11, 2020
Gadgets in Spy Movies - Dr. No & Skyfall - Can You Believe It?
29:11

Join Dan and Tom as they launch a new series on the Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show called Gadgets in Spy Movies - Can You Believe it?  

Each episode will cover different spy movies, here, Dr. No and Skyfall, with a special guest to discuss some gadgets in Skyfall, Joe Pappalardo, author and magazine contributor to "Smithsonian Air and Space," and "Popular Mechanics."

Join the fun!  A twin drum pistol magazine that fires over a 100 rounds? What?  

Aug 04, 2020
Spy Movie News: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 7 & NO TIME TO DIE Updates August 2020
04:08

Updates on Mission: Impossible 7 and No Time to Die as of August 1st 2020.   The news is a moving target and when there is something to report worthwhile, we will do a short and quick podcast on it.

Blowing up a real bridge?  Moving release dates UP?  Tune in.

Aug 02, 2020
THUNDERBALL - A Deep Dive - Part 2
37:31

From a Listener or Part 1: “Really Loved it !  You guys do a Good Job Explaining the film in Detail I even love Tom talking about the original No Time to Die in the UK in 1958 wow!!!!”

Join Dan and Tom as they take a deep dive into the James Bond 1965 film, THUNDERBALL, starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi.  This is Part 2 or a 2 part podcast!

Part 2 picks up with the flight of he Vulcan with the nukes!  Interesting trivia facts & insights!

Jul 28, 2020
THUNDERBALL - A Deep Dive - Part 1
33:48

From a Listener: “Really Loved it !  You guys do a Good Job Explaining the film in Detail I even love Tom talking about the original No Time to Die in the UK in 1958 wow!!!!”

Join Dan and Tom as they take a deep dive into the James Bond 1965 film, THUNDERBALL, starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi.

They dive into things that surround key scenes, and events that really happened in the world that influenced this film, including the 1958 movie, THE SILENT ENEMY.

Join the fun in Cracking the Code of THUNDERBALL - some interesting reveals!  Part 1 of a 2-part podcast. 

Jul 21, 2020
THE SILENT ENEMY (1958) - a THUNDERBALL Inspiration?
52:35

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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Jul 07, 2020
MY SPY (2020) - A Quick-Fire Look
42:31

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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Jun 29, 2020
Part 2: A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
47:53

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 23, 2020
First Anniversary Show!
36:01

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 our video version of the show on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/NC_3OjCrBds

 

Jun 16, 2020
A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Part 1
57:09

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!

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Jun 09, 2020
Q PLANES (1939) - Historical Influences on the Movie!
49:18

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! 

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May 26, 2020
Q PLANES (1939) aka CLOUDS OVER EUROPE
54:49

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!

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May 19, 2020
Team Fukunaga and Waller-Bridge - Will This NO TIME TO DIE Team Work?
35:37

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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May 05, 2020
The Spy Next Door (2010)
38:00

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

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Apr 28, 2020
Drinking With Bond - Literally!
57:50

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!

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Apr 21, 2020
North by Northwest Part 2
49:39

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.

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Apr 08, 2020
North by Northwest - Part 1
01:03:24

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.

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Apr 01, 2020
C2E2 Show Chicago: What Do Real Spy Movie Fans Think?
16:20

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.

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Mar 24, 2020
All That Glitters - the Gold in GOLDFINGER - Part 2
30:26

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 08, 2020
All That Glitters - the Gold in GOLDFINGER - Part 1
29:54

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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Mar 01, 2020
Reel Art Collectibles - Movie Collectibles Galore!
35:07

Movie Collectibles: Join Dan and Tom as they go on-sight to a fabulous move collectibles shop and warehouse and interview the owner, Cory Glaberson, who has sold stuff to some high-profile people around the world. 

We look at collectible Bond posters, toys and vinyl LP movie sound tracks as Cory explains the details and tells some very interesting stories!

Feb 16, 2020
NO TIME TO DIE Title Song by Billie Eilish - Reactions & Lyrics Analysis
42:50

James Bond No Time To Die Billie Eilish Podcast: Join Dan and Tom as they dive into the lyrics of the title song for No Time To Die by Billie Eilish!  

Looking at the tune from the key it is written in & what the lyrics may portend for the film!   Let's speculate together - join the fun!  

Subscribe to our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show, and leave us a voice message about the song on our website!

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Feb 15, 2020
NO TIME TO DIE Oscars Trailer Reaction!
18:13

James Bond - No Time To Die Oscar's Trailer Podcast: Join Dan and Tom as they dive into the latest No Time To Die trailer that appeared as an ad on the Oscars, February 9, 2020!

We examine the new scenes that are in the trailer and try to make sense of what is happening in each new scene and what it might mean for the entire film!  

It's a quick listen, so download it now!  And please subscribe to our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies channel through your favorite podcast app!

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Feb 12, 2020
In NO TIME TO DIE, It IS Time for SOMEBODY To Die!
32:14

James Bond - No Time To Die Podcast: We’ve watched the No Time To Die trailer a lot.  We are intrigued.  The photography, special effects, lighting – all so enticing and yet – not all that revealing.   Or is there something to be revealed here on several of the main characters?  This podcast is pure speculation! 

FOCUS:  What are the potential character plot twists that might unfold in No Time To Die?   We'll look at Nomi, Bond, Leiter, and Swann.

Today we are going to look at the strengths and weaknesses of some of the speculative scenarios that are possible directions for EON to take with No Time to Die.

So let’s speculate – and send us your speculations and insights through a voice message on our website, or message us in Facebook!  We might include your comments in our next show on the subject!!  

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Feb 09, 2020
NO TIME TO DIE Official Game Day Spot 2020 - Trailer Discussion!
31:21

James Bond No Time To Die Super Bowl Trailer Podcast: Join Dan and Tom as they dive into the No Time To Die trailer # 2, which aired during the Super Bowl (American) football broadcast!

Here, we look at the trailer basically frame by frame, and look for clues as to what changes might be coming, and the nuances of the shots included in the trailer, compared with the first trailer.

What fun!  

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Feb 04, 2020
SECRET AGENT- Secret Agents Were Not That Secret Even in 1936!
39:22

Secret Agent – 1936

Join us as we're cracking the code of spy movies!  Here, we're taking a close look at the 1936 Hitchcock movie, Secret Agent, its influence on future spy movies, and how sometimes being a secret agent is not that secret! 

Starring: MAIN CAST

John Gielgud (Edgar Brodie and Richard Ashenden)
Peter Lorre (The general),
Madeline Carroll (Elsa Carrington),
Robert Young (Robert Marvin)
Charles Carson (“R”)
Lilli Palmer (Lilli)

Based on a W. Somerset Maugham novel, “Ashenden”.

Note: You can watch the entire movie on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PamTfB0fOWM

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Jan 26, 2020
James Bond Spy Movie Collectibles
14:34

Join Dan (Tom's was on vacation during recording!) as he looks at some of the collectibles that SpyMovieNavigator owns from some of the James Bond movies!   And the collectible concept from screen-used props, props made for films but maybe not used on-screen, and reproductions!   It's a quick 14 minute look - take a listen!

Items from:

- Casino Royale
- Octopussy
- Licence to Kill
- Tomorrow Never Dies

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Jan 19, 2020
Spyscape Spy Museum New York Tour With Ian Oldaker!
29:17

Join Dan and Tom - as Dan details the fascinating Spyscape Spy Museum in New York City and interviews Ian Oldaker, the museum GM, as they tour the museum.   This is an interactive museum, not just exhibits, with lots of real spy gadgets, an Enigma machine . . . and an Aston Martin from Goldeneye!  And you can test your spy skills in 7 different galleries!

Fun stuff - take a listen now!  And Subscribe (follow) our channel, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies to get the latest!  It's FREE!

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Jan 12, 2020
James Bond is Like Coca-Cola Which is Why for Bond, This is NO TIME TO DIE!
26:11

Join Dan and Tom as we explore No Time To Die and see why Bond will survive his next mission, looking back at how changing the Coca-Cola formula in 1985 is similar to the formula change that is being attempted with the Bond franchise!  This is a unique look at Bond and No Time To Die!

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Jan 05, 2020
Spies in Disguise - A Quick-Fire Look
28:40

Join Tom and Dan, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies as they take a Quick-Fire look at the animated kids spy movie, SPIES IN DISGUISE, looking at how it relates to other spy movies, the plot, music and message!  And there's stuff in here for adults too!

Fun movie!  Take a listen!

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Dec 31, 2019
Cracking the Code of Spy Movies - a Look at 2019 and A Look Ahead to 2020
59:26

Join Tom and Dan in our 2019 wrap-up podcast of our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show!  Here, we include clips from all of our 2019 podcasts - take a listen, find ones that interest you and subscribe (free) to our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show and listen to the full episodes!

Happy New Year and thank you to all our listeners around the world!  We are humbled that our spy movie community has downloaded our podcasts in 66 countries so far! 

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Dec 22, 2019
Examining Ian Fleming's Original James Bond Manuscripts - Part 2
28:13

Dan and Tom of SpyMovieNavigator.com, had the privilege of examining 11 of Ian Fleming’s original James Bond manuscripts – his actual typed pages, with hand-written edits in the margins, crossed-out sections, add-ins and more!  You can see where he changes a name we all know, and then – there it is in the final published version of the novel!

Come with us to The Lilly Library at Indiana University in the USA, as we examine in-person all of these wonderful James Bond masterpieces, gaining some insight into the novels and into Ian Fleming’s way of writing!  This is Part two, covering Dr. No to Live and Let Die of a 2-part series!  Be sure to listen to Part 1 as well!

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Dec 15, 2019
No Time To Die Trailer Discussion December 2019
33:30

Join Tom and Dan as we crack the code on the trailer for No Time to Die!

We'll talk about the key scenes in the trailer, if they create interest and intrigue, and we look at "the bell-" yep, there is a bell we think might be important as well as a few other significant shots.

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Dec 05, 2019
Examining Ian Fleming's Original James Bond Manuscripts - Part 1
31:08

Dan and Tom of SpyMovieNavigator.com, had the privilege of examining 11 of Ian Fleming’s original James Bond manuscripts – his actual typed pages, with hand-written edits in the margins, crossed-out sections, add-ins and more!  You can see where he changes a name we all know, and then – there it is in the final published version of the novel!

Come with us to The Lilly Library at Indiana University in the USA, as we examine, in-person, all of these wonderful James Bond masterpieces, gaining some insight into the novels and into Ian Fleming’s way of writing!  This is Part one, covering Casino Royale to From Russia With Love, of a 2-part series!  Look for Part 2 as well!

Dec 01, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) - A Quick-Fire Look
23:02

Join Tom and Dan in Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! Here we take a Quick-Fire look at the new 2019 movie, Charlie's Angels and analyze its originality, what movies influenced it and what the overall impression is.  This is a fun exploration, so join us now!

SpyMovieNavigator.com is looking at new spy movies, Bond, Bourne, Mission: Impossible, and classic spy movies to uncover the connections and influences spy movies have on each other, and how the real world events work their way into spy movies.

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Nov 20, 2019
The Spies Who Loathe Me - Why Bond is a Franchise Target!
38:36

Join Tom and Dan as they investigate why Bond still tops Mission: Impossible, Bourne and what about George Smiley.  

Every other spy movie franchise loathes and despises James Bond 007 – and the EON Productions 50+ years of success.  Why? 

Because no other franchise, let alone spy movie franchise, has survived and thrived for over 50 years on the big screen, in books and novelizations.  Bond is Big – and it may always remain big if EON Productions continues to do the right things – some things more right than others, but they have pretty much done the right things for 50 years. 

But is there a challenger?!

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Nov 17, 2019
Spy Movies & Real World Connections - Part 2
44:12

Have you ever thought about how events in the real world and other movies could affect and work their way into some of our favorite spy movies?  Well, think about it a minute because that’s what we are going to explore today on Spy Movie Navigator

Join Dan and Tom as they explore the unique connections between spy movies, and the real-world impact on what goes into spy movie!  This is Part 2 of a multi-part series!   

If you have any suggestions on what to include in a future podcast, send them to Dan@SpyMovieNavigator.com  

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Nov 03, 2019
Spy Movies & Real World Connections - Part 1
41:40

Have you ever thought about how events in the real world and other movies could affect and work their way into some of our favorite spy movies?  Well, think about it a minute because that’s what we are going to explore today on Spy Movie Navigator

Join Dan and Tom as they explore the unique connections between spy movies, and the real-world impact on what goes into spy movie!  This is Part 1 of a multi-part series!   

If you have any suggestions on what to include in a future podcast, send them to Dan@SpyMovieNavigator.com  

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Oct 20, 2019
His World Never Dies - The Evolution of James Bond - in Movies
56:11

Interview with: His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond author, Dave Holcomb  - Book is a nice read and in this podcast we interview the author!

We read a lot of books on spies – real spies and movie spies – so we can gain a little more insight into the spy movies that we are having fun with.   This book looks at Bond from a unique vantage point.  Kind of a cool title considering the EON just announced the new Bond film (November 2020) is called No Time to Die

Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of sexism and race, and a very interesting concept of how history and the Bond series goes through what is called a History Gyre, which suggests that history does not only repeat itself, but that it moves in an evolutionary circle.  Dave suggests that the Bond films go through this same evolutionary circle.   It is a great book, which we enjoyed reading, and we had a great conversation with the author, Dave Holcomb - listen now!   

We'd highly recommend it, and you can find it on Amazon, just search His World Never Dies

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Oct 06, 2019
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - The United States was far FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE in 1963 - Part 2
47:05

Join Tom and Dan as they compare From Russia With Love to real world events and its relationship to other spy movies!  This is Part 2 or a 2 Part show on From Russia With Love.

When Ian Fleming wrote From Russia With Love, the Soviet Union had not yet launched Sputnik, the first satellite ever put into space.

But by October 4th, 1957, Sputnik was successfully launched which began the official space race between the then Soviet Union and the United States – so the subject matter of the film was very much on everyone’s mind worldwide – what will happen in space, and what will tensions between the US and the Soviet Union bring to the world. Another great choice by EON Productions to produce this film in 1963.

From Russia with Love is the second EON Productions entry into the film series and it is an outstanding film. Many choose From Russia With Love as one of their favorite James Bond movies.  And we have to agree – this is definitely is one of our top 5 Bond films ever made by EON Productions because of the screenplay, the cast, and just how well the story unfolds before our eyes. This is top-notch Bond!   James Bond.

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Sep 22, 2019
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - The United States was far FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE in 1963 - Part One
49:13

Join Tom and Dan as they compare From Russia With Love to real world events and its relationship to other spy movies!  This is Part 1 of a 2 Part show on From Russia With Love.

When Ian Fleming wrote From Russia With Love, the Soviet Union had not yet launched Sputnik, the first satellite ever put into space.

But by October 4th, 1957, Sputnik was successfully launched which began the official space race between the then Soviet Union and the United States – so the subject matter of the film was very much on everyone’s mind worldwide – what will happen in space, and what will tensions between the US and the Soviet Union bring to the world. Another great choice by EON Productions to produce this film in 1963.

From Russia with Love is the second EON Productions entry into the film series and it is an outstanding film. Many choose From Russia With Love as one of their favorite James Bond movies.  And we have to agree – this is definitely is one of our top 5 Bond films ever made by EON Productions because of the screenplay, the cast, and just how well the story unfolds before our eyes. This is top-notch Bond!   James Bond.

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Sep 15, 2019
Spy Movie Navigator visits LICENCE TO KILL Filming Locations in Key West Florida (USA)
01:01:53

SpyMovieNavigator took a trip to Florida in the USA to visit filming location sites for Goldfinger (Miami) and for Licence to Kill (in Key West Florida).   Here in part two, we look at all the filming locations for Licence to Kill - a great bond film!  We visit 7 Mile Bridge, the airport where Sanchez lands his plane, and then escapes, the church where Felix Leiter and Della are married, Felix Leiter's home, Mallory Square, Hemingway House where M revokes Bond's Licence to Kill, "Barrelhead " bar, Sharkey's dock and more!

On this trip we visited about 17 James Bond filming locations, and we talk about the excitement of the trip and cut to podcast clips we recorded on location.  Fun trip and some beautiful spots!

In this first part of our two part podcast, we covered Goldfinger in Miami. Here, in part two we cover Licence to Kill locations in Key West, Fl.

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Aug 21, 2019
Spy Movie Navigator visits GOLDFINGER Filming Locations in Miami Florida (USA)
33:41

SpyMovieNavigator took a trip to Florida in the USA to visit filming location sites for Goldfinger (Miami) and for Licence to Kill (in Key West Florida).   Here in part one, we look at the Fontainebleau Resort where Bond is vacationing after a mission,  Oddjobs route to the "airport" with Mr. Solo, Felix Leiter and Simmons waiting location at a KFC, and finally the iron and metal yard where Mr. Solo meets his "pressing engagement."

On this trip we visited about 17 James Bond filming locations, and we talk about the excitement of the trip and cut to podcast clips we recorded on location.  Fun trip and some beautiful spots!

In this first part of our two part podcast, we cover Goldfinger in Miami. In part two we cover Licence to Kill locations in Key West, Fl.

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Jul 24, 2019
THE 39 STEPS
55:56

The 39 Steps, directed by Alfred Hitchcock is considered by many to be the first spy movie ever made!  If you came to our site as a Bond, Bourne, Hunt, Smiley, or other spy fan, you might not have seen this film.

Released in 1935, this movie sets the table for future spy movies to come. From helicopter chases and train chases to pursuit through unknown lands, this film is a must for all spy movie fans!  

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Jul 01, 2019
James Bond is to Spies What Sherlock Holmes is to Detectives!
42:54

Sherlock Bond?   James Holmes?  James Bond is to spies what Sherlock Holmes is to detectives!  Let’s journey into this dark London world together and see what clues we can find!

Today, we’re going to do some sleuthing around London – well, metaphorically that is!  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming created some of the best known literary characters this world has ever known.   Both Sherlock Holmes and James Bond made the leap from the pages of novels and short stories to the big screen – and nothing has been the same ever since.

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Jun 18, 2019
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - Is It Impossible To Bring A Successful TV Show to Film? Mission Impossible Does it!
50:14

Is it an Impossible task to bring a successful tv show to film?   Come with us as we dissect the first Mission: Impossible movie!

For the most part, Spy Movies have had their origin from books:  James Bond, Bourne Identity, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan stories, John Le Carre’s books, etc.   However, in 1996, Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Productions, released the first film of the Mission: Impossible series, based on the TV show.   Other spy-based tv shows wouldn’t get their US big-screen debuts until years later (namely I Spy in 2002 and Get Smart in 2008, even the Man From Uncle in 2013).

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Jun 17, 2019
Why DR. NO is Dr. YES For Spy Movie Fans!
01:11:03

Dr. No, EON Productions first James Bond film based on Ian Fleming’s sixth James Bond 007 novel gets a big YES from movie-goers at the time of release in 1962, even more so now, and has been a staple of Bond films ever since.   Dr. No is Dr. Yes for spy movie fans, and new spy movie fans who are focused on Bourne and Mission: Impossible and more recent Bond films with Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, would enjoy going back to the first James Bond film, Dr. No, to which, we think, they will also say Yes!

We look at historical events going on at the time, and how the real world events fueled interest in the movie!  

Jun 17, 2019
SpyMovieNavigator - All About Spy Movies!
50:46

SpyMovieNavigator.com is The Worldwide Community of Spy Movie Fans - Spy Movie Podcasts, Videos, Discussions and more!

In this episode, we talk about why we started SpyMovieNavigator and how spy movie fans can get something out of our podcasts, website and social media, and how spy movie fans can contribute their ideas, articles, comments, photos and videos to our growing spy movie fan community!

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Jun 12, 2019