Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Jun 29 2020 41 mins 43

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!





THE SILENT ENEMY (1958) - a THUNDERBALL Inspiration?
Jul 07 2020 52 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


MY SPY (2020) - A Quick-Fire Look
Jun 29 2020 42 mins  
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! All our Podcasts are at: https://spymovienavigator.com/spy-movie-podcasts/


Part 2: A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
Jun 23 2020 47 mins  
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. All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer



First Anniversary Show!
Jun 16 2020 36 mins  
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!


A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Part 1
Jun 09 2020 57 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Q PLANES (1939) - Historical Influences on the Movie!
May 26 2020 49 mins  
Join Dan & Tom as they Crack the Code of the real-world history that surrounded and impacted directly the making of the 1939 movie, Q Planes (Clouds Over Europe). Their 1st podcast on Q Planes called, Q Planes (Clouds Over Europe) is an analysis of the movie, scene by scene. In this new podcast, they look at look at historical events (the oncoming of World War II, etc.) that directly affected the making of the film, looking at some very interesting connections! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Q PLANES (1939) aka CLOUDS OVER EUROPE
May 19 2020 54 mins  
Q Planes, a/k/a 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 & what they had to do to keep the invention and information about it out of enemy hands. It's more spy than comedy, but has comedic elements. Starring Ralph Richardson, Lawrence Olivier & Valerie Hobson. Join Dan & Tom as they dig deep into the key scenes in this film & connections to other spy movies to come! All Pods: http://bit.ly/31w8o


Team Fukunaga and Waller-Bridge - Will This NO TIME TO DIE Team Work?
May 05 2020 35 mins  
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? Check all of our podcasts at https://spymovienavigator.com/spy-movie-podcasts/


The Spy Next Door (2010)
Apr 28 2020 38 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Drinking With Bond - Literally!
Apr 21 2020 57 mins  
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 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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


North by Northwest Part 2
Apr 08 2020 49 mins  
Join Dan & Tom as they dive deeply into Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 "monumental" spy movie, North by Northwest. Some have called this the 1st 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 & insights into the key scenes and backstories! Fun stuff for one of the best spy films ever created, w/one iconic scene that everyone knows, the Crop Duster scene! This is part 1 or a 2 Part North by Northwest podcast.


North by Northwest - Part 1
Apr 01 2020 63 mins  
Join Dan & Tom as they dive deeply into Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 "monumental" spy thriller, North by Northwest. Some have called this the 1st 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 & insights into the key scenes and backstories! Fun stuff for one of the best spy films ever created, w/one iconic scene that everyone knows, the Crop Duster scene! This is part 1 or a 2 Part North by Northwest podcas


C2E2 Show Chicago: What Do Real Spy Movie Fans Think?
Mar 24 2020 16 mins  
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. All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer



All That Glitters - the Gold in GOLDFINGER - Part 2
Mar 08 2020 30 mins  
James Bond Podcast: 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! Look for Part 1! Come join us on all of our podcasts as we’re Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!


All That Glitters - the Gold in GOLDFINGER - Part 1
Mar 01 2020 29 mins  
James Bond Podcast: 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!


Reel Art Collectibles - Movie Collectibles Galore!
Feb 16 2020 35 mins  
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!


NO TIME TO DIE Title Song by Billie Eilish - Reactions & Lyrics Analysis
Feb 15 2020 42 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


NO TIME TO DIE Oscars Trailer Reaction!
Feb 12 2020 18 mins  
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!


In NO TIME TO DIE, It IS Time for SOMEBODY To Die!
Feb 09 2020 32 mins  
James Bond - No Time To Die Podcast: We’ve watched the No Time To Die trailer a lot. Intriguing. Photography, special effects, lighting – enticing & yet – not all that revealing. Or is there something 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, & Swann & at the strengths & weaknesses of some of these speculative scenarios in No Time To


NO TIME TO DIE Official Game Day Spot 2020 - Trailer Discussion!
Feb 04 2020 31 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


SECRET AGENT- Secret Agents Were Not That Secret Even in 1936!
Jan 26 2020 39 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


James Bond Spy Movie Collectibles
Jan 19 2020 14 mins  
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 All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Spyscape Spy Museum New York Tour With Ian Oldaker!
Jan 12 2020 29 mins  
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!



James Bond is Like Coca-Cola Which is Why for Bond, This is NO TIME TO DIE!
Jan 05 2020 26 mins  
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! Be part of Cracking the Code of Spy Movies and send us a voice message from our website: https://www.SpyMovieNavigator.com All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Spies in Disguise - A Quick-Fire Look
Dec 31 2019 28 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Cracking the Code of Spy Movies - a Look at 2019 and A Look Ahead to 2020
Dec 22 2019 59 mins  
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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Examining Ian Fleming's Original James Bond Manuscripts - Part 2
Dec 15 2019 28 mins  
Join Dan & Tom as they examine 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 & more! You can see where he changes a name we all know, & then, there it is in the final published version of the book! Together, we'll gain insight into the novels & 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!


No Time To Die Trailer Discussion December 2019
Dec 05 2019 33 mins  
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. Subscribe to our channel, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Examining Ian Fleming's Original James Bond Manuscripts - Part 1
Dec 01 2019 31 mins  
Join Dan & Tom as they examine 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 & more! You can see where he changes a name we all know, & then, there it is in the final published version of the book! Together, we'll gain insight into the novels & 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!


Charlie's Angels (2019) - A Quick-Fire Look
Nov 20 2019 23 mins  
Join Tom and Dan in Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! Here we lok at the new 2019 movie, Charlie's Angels and analyze its originality, what movies influences it and what the overall impression is. This is a fun exploration, so join us now! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


The Spies Who Loathe Me - Why Bond is a Franchise Target!
Nov 17 2019 38 mins  
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 & despises James Bond 007 & EON Productions. Why? No other franchise, let alone spy movie franchise, has survived & thrived for over 50 years on the big screen, in books & novelizations. Bond is Big – & it may always remain big if EON Productions continues to do the right things - but is a challenger lurking in the shadows?


Spy Movies & Real World Connections - Part 2
Nov 03 2019 44 mins  
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! New ideas? Send to [email protected] All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer


Spy Movies & Real World Connections - Part 1
Oct 20 2019 41 mins  
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! Send ideas for future podcasts to [email protected]



His World Never Dies - The Evolution of James Bond - in Movies
Oct 06 2019 56 mins  
His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond by Dave Holcomb - is a nice read & in this podcast we interview the author! This book looks at Bond from a unique vantage point. Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of sexism & race, and a very interesting concept of how history and the Bond series goes through what is called a History Gyre - an evolutionary circle. Listen now as we talk w/the author! All pods: http://bit.ly/31w8o


FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - The United States was far FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE in 1963 - Part 2
Sep 22 2019 47 mins  
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 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 Oct. 4th, 1957, Sputnik was successfully launched, which created the backdrop of tension between the US and the Soviet Union that permeates this film. One of the best Bond films ever!


FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - The United States was far FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE in 1963 - Part One
Sep 15 2019 49 mins  
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 Oct. 4th, 1957, Sputnik was successfully launched, which created the backdrop of tension between the US and the Soviet Union that permeates this film. One of the best Bond films ever!


Spy Movie Navigator visits LICENCE TO KILL Filming Locations in Key West Florida (USA)
Aug 21 2019 61 mins  
SpyMovieNavigator took a trip to Florida in the USA to visit filming location sites for Goldfinger (Miami) & for Licence to Kill (in Key West Florida). Here in part two, we look at all the local filming locations for Licence to Kill. We visit 7 Mile Bridge, the airport where Sanchez lands his plane, and then escapes, the church where Felix Leiter & 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!


Spy Movie Navigator visits GOLDFINGER Filming Locations in Miami Florida (USA)
Jul 24 2019 33 mins  
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." In part two we cover Licence to Kill locations in Key West, Fl


THE 39 STEPS
Jul 01 2019 56 mins  
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 another 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! All Podcasts: http://bit.ly/31w8oer Subscribe!


James Bond is to Spies What Sherlock Holmes is to Detectives!
Jun 18 2019 42 mins  
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 ! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Ian Fleming created some of the best known literary characters this world has ever known. Both Sherlock Holmes & James Bond made the leap from the pages of novels and short stories to the big screen – and nothing has been the same


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - Is It Impossible To Bring A Successful TV Show to Film? Mission Impossible Does it!
Jun 17 2019 50 mins  
Is it an Impossible task to bring a successful tv show to film? Come with us as we dissect the first Mission: Impossible movie! Though many Spy Movies have had their origin in books (like Fleming's Bond) in 1996, Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Productions, released the 1st 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 2


Why DR. NO is Dr. YES For Spy Movie Fans!
Jun 17 2019 71 mins  
Dr. No, is based on Ian Fleming’s sixth James Bond 007 novel, gets a big YES from movie-goers since 1962, & has been a staple of Bond films every since. Dr. No is Dr. Yes for spy movie fans, and new spy movie fans who are focused on Bourne and Mission: Impossible & more recent Bond films with Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, would enjoy going back to the 1st James Bond film, Dr. No, to which, we think, they will also say Yes! And we look at real world events & how they fueled interest in the movie


SpyMovieNavigator - All About Spy Movies!
Jun 12 2019 50 mins  
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! All Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3dF9ueE


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