Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How should The Man From UNCLE 2 be?


The new version of The Man From UNCLE directed by Guy Ritchie and released in 2015 was a good adventure film. But it had little connection with the original TV series. The UNCLE mythology wasn't respected, which resulted in a pleasant but not very remarkable movie. Now co-author Lionel Wigram has announced that he is writing the script for the sequel, and there is information that it could be released in the second half of 2019. How could this continuation be?

1) The new version of UNCLE already has a boss - Alexander Waverly (Hugh Grant). Now it needs a secret headquarters in Manhattan. With a secret entrance by Del Floria's tailor. Without these details, there is no The Man From UNCLE.

2) It's time to introduce a criminal organization called ... THRUSH.

3) One of the good achievements of Guy Ritchie's film was the the 1960's style which was not so remarkable in the series. That great idea that should be preserved.

4) The character Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander) must enter into this sequel as one of the agents, seeding the possibility of creating a future spin off like The Girl From UNCLE series.

5) Call David McCallum, the original Illya Kuryakin for a cameo.





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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The many vehicles in the Deadly Decoy Affair


Episode 15 of The Man From UNCLE, "The Deadly Decoy Affair," takes place between New York and Washington. Many vehicles are used during the action. The most curious is the carriage used by Napoleon Solo at a time when he engages with a kind of Mormon family.


Solo, Kuryakin and Egon Stryker inside a New York cab.


Napoleon Solo in the old train between New York and Washington.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Agent Kuryakin mysterious wedding ring


Alexander Waverly, the UNCLE director, explicitly discouraged his agents from getting married. He said that a married agent did not focus on the mission. And that their wives or husbands could be blackmailed by Thrush.

So why the single agent Illya Kuryakin is wearing a wedding ring in the Episode 15? The production crew forgot to hide the ring of actor David McCallum. He was married to Jill Ireland, special guest sate in four episodes: 3, 7, 37 and 87.



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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Episode 15: "The Deadly Decoy Affair" facts and pics


The Man From UNCLE - Episode 15

"The Deadly Decoy Affair"

Writer: Albert Aley
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Guests: Ralph Taeger (Egon Stryker), Joanna Moore (Fran Parsons), Berry Kroeger (Frame), Edward Mallory (Narum)
Filmed: 30 November - 7 December 1964
Premiere: 11 January 1965
Place: New York and Washington (EUA)

Berry Kroeger as Frame

Ralph Taeger (Egon Stryker) & Joanna Moore (Fran Parsons)

Solo, Stryker, Kuryakin and a deadly taxi driver

The affair:
In the UNCLE headquarters garage in New York, there is a battle between UNCLE and THRUSH agents for the possession of Egon Stryker, a captured chief of THRUSH. The UNCLE wins and keeps the prisoner. Waverly order Solo and Kuryakin to take the real Stryker by train for a trial in Washington while he, Waverly, will take a double in a plane (to divert THRUSH). The THRUSH attacks, and accidentally Stryker is handcuffed to a housewife, Fran Parsons. Napoleon and Illya lead Stryker on the train to Washington. THRUSH attacks the train. Solo, Stryker and Fran takes refuge in the house of a Mormon couple in the roadside. 

Solo, Waverly & Kuryakin at UNCLE HQ, New York



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Friday, May 12, 2017

CinemaBlend: "Apparently, Guy Ritchie Had No Idea People Actually Like Man From U.N.C.L.E."


BY ADAM HOLMES

Director Guy Ritchie has had quite the cinematic career, starting out with smaller movies, like Snatch and Swept Away, and in the last decade transitioning to major blockbusters, like the Sherlock Holmes movies and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the latter of which is finally in theaters. As with every director, not all of Ritchie's offerings have been hits, but Ritchie was surprised to discover that there was more positive reaction to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. than he previously thought. When told there's been increased interest in the theatrical adaptation of the 1960s TV series, Ritchie said: "I had no fucking idea. I had no fucking idea! Fuck it, I love the movie".

Critically The Man from U.N.C.L.E. performed decently when it was released in 2015, ranking at 67% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes and earning a 73% Audience Score. Commercially, on the other hand, it underperformed, making only a little over $109 million of a $75 million budget. Earlier in the Indiewire interview, Guy Ritchie attributed The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s commercial failure to its poor release date, August 24, but he was clearly pleased to learn that the movie has a passionate fanbase. Presumably learning how little money it made had influenced how he thought it was received by audiences.



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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Uproxx: "Guy Ritchie Talks ‘King Arthur’ And Why He’s Surprised To Learn People Want A ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Sequel"




SENIOR ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

A few weeks ago, Armie Hammer told the story about how he asked The Man from U.N.C.L.E. screenwriter Lionel Wigram to write a sequel to the 2015 film that underperformed at the box office, but has found a new life over the last few months thanks to cable and streaming. Now, when I brought this up to Guy Ritchie (who directed the 2015 film and is currently promoting King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), I expected him to have a fairly good idea of what was happening in that department. Instead, he looked genuinely confused and couldn’t understand why anyone would want to see a sequel to a movie that underperformed like The Man From U.N.C.L.E. did. What follows is me trying to explain to Ritche, who really did love The Man From U.N.C.L.E, that his movie has gained a lot of popularity over the last few months and has a dedicated fan base. And honestly, I’m not convinced he believed me. (...) 
Your last few movies have taken dormant properties and given them fresh takes. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has had a resurgence since it came out in 2015…
Has it? I didn’t know that.
I think a lot of people didn’t see it in theaters but discovered it on cable or streaming.
Well, it was a weird thing, because I am of the generation that knew who The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was, and a fart in the wind got more traction – because The Man from U.N.C.L.E. just didn’t seem to mean anything to anyone.
Unless you saw the television show in its first run, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. wasn’t something in heavy reruns in the U.S., like say Gilligan’s Island.
I’m glad you told me that, by the way, because I would have no idea.
Well, people are talking about a sequel now.
I know. They are talking about a sequel, but I wasn’t sure if that was just flattery.
Well, Armie Hammer’s been talking about it.
By the way, tremendously fun movie to make.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Episode 15 guest stars: Joanna Moore & Ralph Taeger

Joanna Moore
(1934-1997)

Southern-bred beauty Joanna Moore certainly had a lot of things going for her when her career started off in the 50s. Armed with an entrancingly smoky voice that complemented her stunning, creamy blond beauty, Joanna played wily females in such films as Walk on the Wild Side (1962) and Son of Flubber (1963), but she would be best remembered, however, as the benevolent girlfriend of "Sheriff Andy Taylor" in the third season of The Andy Griffith Show (1960). At the peak of her career, Joanna married her "Prince Charming", actor Ryan O'Neal, on April 3, 1963. O'Neal, of course, would make a huge impact as "Rodney Harrington" the following year on the nighttime soap, Peyton Place (1964). The good-looking couple had two children who also became actors: Tatum O'Neal (later Oscar-winner) and Griffin O'Neal. The marriage, however, was tempestuous, to say the least, and they divorced acrimoniously in February, 1967. Things started to slide after that for Joanna: She lost custody of her children in 1970 due to severe drug and alcohol addiction, with both her children battling similar problems as adults. There was talk that Joanna was living in self-styled communes and had completely isolated herself from any Hollywood contact. She was not heard of for decades until discovered in the Palm Springs area involving herself in small theater projects. Joanna died in 1997 of lung cancer with her daughter, Tatum, at her side.
by Gary Brumburgh/IMDb


Ralph Taeger
(1936-2015)

Ralph Taeger (July 30, 1936 – March 11, 2015) was a former American actor who starred in three short-lived television series during the 1960s. Early in his acting career, Taeger was cast on episodes of the syndicated series, Highway Patrol, starring Broderick Crawford and Manhunt, starring Victor Jory. His first television series as the lead was Klondike, a half-hour western adventure series set in Skagway, Alaska, during the 1897-1899 gold rush. Taeger played Mike Halliday, a rugged prospector. Midway through the 1960-1961 season, NBC dropped Klondike but transferred Taeger and co-star James Coburn to the replacement series, Acapulco, set in the Mexican resort. In Acapulco, Taeger played Patrick Malone, a Korean War veteran-turned-beachcomber; both Taeger and Coburn's characters providing the security for a lawyer, played by Telly Savalas. In 1965 he guest starred on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. In 1967, Taeger was cast in the title role of Hondo, as Hondo Lane, a cavalry scout in the Arizona Territory of the 1870s, based on the 1953 3D theatrical film starring John Wayne. In a 1967 interview Taeger told TV Guide: "For a long time I couldn't get any work because people had hung a label on me as uncooperative. But I'm not; it's just that I say what I think, and sometimes that rubs folks the wrong way." After Hondo, Taeger made only five television appearances, the last in 1983 as Brimmer in "The Rockets' Red Glare" of the Merlin Olsen NBC western series, Father Murphy.  His film appearances were few, but included roles in X-15 (1961), The Carpetbaggers (1964), Stage to Thunder Rock (1964), A House Is Not a Home (1964), The Delta Factor (1970) and The Hostage Heart (1977). In 1967, Taeger married Linda Jarrett; the couple had one son, Richard. The family operated Taeger's Firewood Company in Placerville, California. Ralph Taeger died on March 11, 2015 in Placerville, California after a long illness.

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Episode # 23: Del Floria's big secret

Somewhere in Manhattan. Napoleon Solo enter the Del Floria's Tailor Shop - Cleaning & Pressing. Recognizing agent Solo, Mist...