Friday, September 9, 2016

The Unpopular Opinion


THE UNPOPULAR OPINION: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. is one of the most underappreciated films of the last decade and one of the best films that nobody saw last summer. Released at the start of August, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. should have been a massive success and paved the way for a new franchise. Appealing to fans of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and the Jason Bourne franchise, this movie ranks as one of the absolute best TV series adaptations and could be Guy Ritchie's best studio work. I do not hold high hopes for KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, but everything that fits into Ritchie's bag of director tricks works in spades in this film. The ramped up slow motion is still his trademark, but his use of color, music, and kitschy subtitles through this spy adventure had me glued to my screen for the entire running time. But, what works so well in this movie may be the exact reason that it failed to click with audiences. And that is what makes it the perfect discovery for those who passed it up last year.
Inspired by the classic series starring Robert Vaughn, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. is set during an era that doesn't exactly scream out to modern audiences. While the AUSTIN POWERS franchise was able to joke and spoof the 1960s, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. embraces the period with retro panache. The gadgets are old fashioned, the romance is old fashioned, and even the action is old fashioned. But, this is where Guy Ritchie's modern sensibility works beautifully as his manic visual approach gives the film a breezy, light feel that prevents it from feeling like a bogged down retread. Everything Ritchie does keeps the film fun and recalls the Roger Moore and Sean Connery eras of the James Bond series. In essence,Guy Ritchie has made the best Bond movie that was never released 40 years ago. Much like how J.J. Abrams' reboot of STAR TREK managed to inject a stagnant franchise with some vigor, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. serves as the best proof that an old school James Bond movie would work perfectly today.


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Starts at 60: "When everyone’s favourite U.N.C.L.E saved the world"



In the 1960s the word uncle referred to more than just one of your relatives. From 1964 to 1968, uncle also stood for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E) and formed the basis of a hit TV show about a crime fighting duo saving the world from evil.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E starred Robert Vaughan and David McCallum as agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin who saved the world from the evil THRUSH organisation. Remember how charming and witty they were?
What about the never-ending gadgets they used? The show gained notoriety for pairing an American agent (Solo) and a Russian agent (Kuryakin), particularly during the Cold War period of the ’60s. The first season was purely black and white, before the emergence of colour TV added colour to the rest of the series.
Each episode was titled as “the (insert episode title) affair” except one, “Alexander the Greater Affair”. For 105, 50-minute episodes, the two U.N.C.L.E agents ruled our screens.
In its prime the series proved to be a hit with audiences the world over, including here in Australia where it won a Logie for Best Overseas Show in 1967. The Man from U.N.C.L.E was nominated for 10 Emmys, a Grammy and three Golden Globes in 1966, winning the Golden Globe for Best TV Show.


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Monday, September 5, 2016

The Man From UNCLE Theme as a guitar solo


This not identified guitar player from Japan show us how to play The Man From UNCLE Theme (by Jerry Goldsmith) as a guitar solo. His approach is more rock-and-roll oriented and his guitar style very confident:



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Some scenes from the unforgetable episode #25

Episode 25 is one of the best episode in the whole series. With guest stars Barbara Feldon and Cesar Romero, its clever script (by Dean H...