A four-part course looking at the spy film genre from the silent era to the present day.
This exciting event looks at the genre of spy films, either as fictional espionage - think Le Carré; a basis for fantasy - Bond, of course or as true stories, like ‘Carve her Name with Pride’ and ‘Odette’. We showcase firstly the silent era and the early 1900’s - a time of paranoia and invasion fears: followed by the exploits of real life and fictional Allied agents in the WW2 years.
At its peak of popularity in The Cold War, the spy film chose on one hand the real-life gritty agents in ‘The Ipcress File’ and ‘The Spy who came on Out of the Cold’ and the unrealistic but oh so popular Bond films. Lastly, we will take you from 2000 right up to the present day with the like of ‘Spooks’ and ‘The Night Manager’. Do join us and enjoy being shaken and perhaps stirred. See you at the cinema!
Fri 14 June 18:30: 1900-1949
Fri 21 June 18:30: 1950-1969
Fri 28 June 18:30: 1970-1999
Fri 5 July 13:30: 2000-present day
Presenters: Mike Jennings, Nick Smedley, Patrick Hargood and Rosemary Coxon.
Tickets £22 for all four talks (£6.50 each)