Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Episode 17: somewhere in India


Episode 17 ("The Yellow Scarf Affair") have India as the adventure background. Everything seems to be exotic and/or suspicious. In the 1960 india was a kind of far away kingdom. The Beatles helped to bring India a little closer to the West a few years later, through their music.



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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Episode 17 Guest Star: Murray Matheson



Bornin Casterton, Victoria, Australia
Diedin Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameSidney Murray Matheson
Height5' 10" (1,78 m)

Urbane, grey-eyed, silver-haired Australian-born character actor, notable for his smooth manner and clipped upper-class English diction. A grazier's son, Matheson first worked as a clerk in a bank in Geelong, Victoria. However, his overriding ambition to become an actor caused him to abscond to Melbourne, where he eventually joined the Little Theatre and spent two years being trained by the celebrated actress Ada Reeve. He made his theatrical debut at His Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne in 1934 and then spent a year with touring companies, afterwards making the inevitable move to England. Matheson's first appearance on the London stage was in the 1937 revue "And On We Go", followed by performances in "Oscar Wilde" and "Candida". In the course of many years, he became a prolific interpreter of roles in plays by Noël Coward. In 1940, Matheson's acting career was put on hold by wartime service as an intelligence officer in the RAF, attached to the British Embassy in Moscow.
His screen career took off after a post-war move to Canada. Initially cast in radio and TV productions, Matheson was signed by Paramount to play a convict clergyman in the 18th century seafaring drama A Náu dos Condenados (1952). In between the numerous TV assignments which followed, Matheson had featured billing in several other Hollywood pictures, including Rebelião na Índia (1953), Suplício de uma Saudade (1955) and Marcado para o Crime (1964). However, he became most familiar to 1960's and 70's TV audiences as a regular guest star, equally versed in playing civilised, benevolent authority figures or crooks of the 'polite, yet deadly' variety. His most cherished performances may well include the evil KAOS mastermind Cedric Devonshire of Agente 86 (1965); the alien Dr. Reynard, heading an indoctrination facility for Os Invasores (1967); a discarded clown, one of "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" from Além da Imaginação (1959); and the antiquarian Felix Mulholland, owner of Mulholland's Rare Books & Prints and purveyor of information to Banacek (1972) (a recurring role for which he had signed a six-months contract).
Matheson also remained true to his roots in legitimate theatre, occasionally appearing in modern plays at the Pasadena Playhouse and other West Coast venues. He died in April 1985 at the age of seventy-two in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summertime Blues: 15 August Movies That Didn’t Stink


Summertime Blues: 15 August Movies That Didn’t Stink

13. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UNCLE 2015: How Tech Could Help Creators Look Before They Leap

By Rob Enderle 
Aug 14, 2017 11:08 AM PT

I'm a big believer in simulation, particularly when it comes to designing a home or doing a major remodeling job. Cost overruns generally result from change orders, and they would be avoidable if you made those changes to the simulation and not to the project in progress.

Movies in and of themselves are simulations, but there are far cheaper ways to create them than hiring live actors and going on location. Video game engines can be used to render a movie in close to real time, and fans have created some interesting videos.

In The Man from U.N.C.L.E., there was no U.N.C.L.E. How do you make a movie with the name of the organization in it and not actually have it in the movie? A lot of what made The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series fun was the technology, the hidden office, and the characteristic quips, all of which were left out of the movie.

A test audience should be able to point out problems like these -- but only if they have something to watch. Using a game engine for movies -- much like using architectural simulations for houses and buildings -- should allow the industry to make fewer bad ones.



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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Man From UNCLE Episode 17 - "The Yellow Scarf Affair"



The Man From UNCLE
Episode 17
The Yellow Scarf Affair
Writer: Robert Yale Lippincott
Director: Ron Winston
Guests: Linden Chiles (Tom Simpson), Kanrala Devi (Pubhakim) , Murray Matheson (Maharaj) Police Inspector (David Sheiner)
Filmed: 19-26 October 1964
Premiere: 25 January 1965
Place: Mumbai (India)
Acts titles:
1 - "Target the Glowing Bird"
2 - "Calls of a Night Thrush"
3 - "... a sparrow flies"
4 - "Birds of a Feather"


The affair: UNCLE agent Duncan MacAllister travels in a Comet jet to Mumbai. He sits next to an Indian woman, Miss Pubhakim, and she murder him with a yellow scarf. In New York, Alexander Waverly tells Napoleon Solo that agent MacAlister was carying a new lie detector, the Verac-B. Waverly tells Solo that his mission is to travel to India and retrieve (or destroy) the lost Verac-B. (...) 


FYI: Another episode without Illya Kuryakin. The reference to the "Comet to Mumbai" seems to have a connection with an actual fact. British De Havilland Comet airplane was the first passenger jet in the world. And several of them fell during the 1950s by structural problems. Despite its pioneerism, Comet's name is definitely linked to tragedies. As a cover, Napoleon Solo works as an expert in secure working for "UNCLE": "Unified Northern Casualty and Exchange Liability".




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Movie Pilot: "6 Movies To Keep You Occupied While Waiting For 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'"


6 Movies To Keep You Occupied While Waiting For 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'


1. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Year: 2015

Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. follows the story of a CIA agent and a KGB operative who join forces to solve the mystery of criminal organization which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was one of my favorite movies of 2015, but it seems weird how few people have seen the slick flick. Imagine Kingsman: The Secret Service without the Tarantino-esque action sequences. That's not to say The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has no action, but it is a slower burn than Kingsman. Overall it's a smart action movie with some charming acting and wonderful set-pieces.
To read about the other 5 movies in the list, click here.


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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...