just procrastinating

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Spies Like Us
For some reason, I watched all of Spies Like Us last night. Something that stuck me about this movie: The “spies” are dropped into Pakistan in an area where they have to learn Pastu and they interact with freedom fighters in Afghanistan. So while the movie is a cold war story about nuclear weapons, it ironically has the main characters seeking shelter within the source of out current war on terror.

Anyway, this movie is a surprising source for a good many movie quotes that I recall from high school and college. It is also noteworthy for the God-awful title song written by that hack Paul McCartney, and most of all, for a jaw-dropping scene where Vanessa Angel, playing a Soviet guard, leaves her tent in a state of undress.

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