POP ART 2: Goldfinger/The Spy Who Came In From the Cold











Just to remind everyone, I have now uploaded my second episode for my new podcast POP ART, Goldfinger/The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. You can find it at https://hcasner65579.podomatic.com/. While there, if you haven’t, check out episode one, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Treasure of the Sierre Madre. The idea behind Pop Art is for my guest to choose a movie from popular culture and then I will choose one with some sort of connection to it from the more artistic side of cinema. For this episode, my guest Richard Kirkham chose the James Bond blockbuster Goldfinger and I, in turn, chose the brooding, dark adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy novel The Spy Who Came In From the Cold. John Le Carre called Bond an “international gangster” and in this episode we answer such questions as: how did the screenwriter resolve a major hole in the original Ian Fleming story; what line from Goldfinger was removed for censorship purposes; can someone actually die from being painted gold; what is an Oskar Werner and would you want to be one; who makes the best spy, Bond, James Bond, or Alec Leamus?


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