June 24, 2016

BLU MCGOOHAN JAZZ

New clip released from upcoming Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner, Danger Man) blu-ray! UK distributor Network is preparing to release Blu-ray editions of two Patrick McGoohan classics: Hell Drivers and All Night Long and they have just posted a brief look at one of the dialog scenes from ANL. What's it about? Set amongst London’s Easy End Jazz clubs of the sixties, ALL NIGHT LONG tells the story of Johnny Cousin (Patrick McGoohan - The Prisoner), a manipulative and treacherous drummer with his eye on drawing a Jazz diva out of retirement for his own ends. Jealousy, passion and brooding menace all feature heavily in this moody classic which co-stars an impressive ensemble cast including Keith Michell (The Six Wives of Henry VIII), Betsy Blair (Marty) and Richard Attenborough (The League of Gentlemen), as well as showcasing premiere Jazz musicians of the fifties and sixties, including Johnny Scott, John Dankworth, Tubby Hayes and the legendary Charles Mingus." This Jazz adaptation of Othello also features a performance by Dave Brubeck, folks! Related posts: my photography series from PortmeirionRare Danger Man ComicsPirate RadioAgente Secreto ComicsJohn Drake ComicsPrisoner and Captain ScarletBrubeck Thorne ModernDanger Man Comics 2. Enjoy!






Selected Spy Vibe Posts: New Beatles FilmThe Curious CameraEsterel Fashion 1966Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview007 Tribute CoversThe Phantom Avon novels returnIan Fleming FestivalArgoman DesignSylvia Anderson R.I.P.Ken Adam R.I.P.George Martin R.I.P.The New Avengers ComicsTrina Robbins InterviewThe Phantom at 80007 MangaAvengerworld BookDiana Rigg Auto ShowThe Prisoner Audio Drama ReviewDavid McCallum novelAndre Courreges R.I.P.Who's Talking on Spy VibeUFO Blu-rayAvengers Pop Art Interview, Fergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes InterviewJaz Wiseman Interview, Diana Rigg BFI InterviewCasino Royale Interview: Mike RichardsonLost Diana Rigg InterviewHonor Blackman at 90UNCLE SchoolIan Fleming Memorial, Portmeirion PhotosDoctor Who ExhibitFarewell SteedPussy Galore ReturnsDiana Rigg birthdaySherlock at 221BInvisible AgentSaint Interview: Ian DickersonSaint DoppelgängerFleming's TypewriterRare FlemingFleming's MusicIan Fleming's JapanJim Wilson Corgi InterviewFantomas DesignJohn Buss interview, Saint VolvoMod Tales InterviewAgente Secreto ComicsDanger Man Comics 2Danger Man ComicsJohn Drake ComicsDer Mann Von UNCLEGolden Margaret NolanMan From UNCLE RocksteadyPussy Galore CalypsoCynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesThai Bond DesignBond vs ModernismTokyo Beat 1964Feraud Mod FashionGreen Hornet MangaAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixCold War ArchiePlayboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

June 21, 2016

WARREN ELLIS 007

Warren Ellis has been writing a new James Bond comic for Dynamite by appointment with the Ian Fleming Estate. Our sister site Double O Section posted an exclusive interview today with the writer that might be of interest to Spy Vibers. Check it out here! Related Spy Vibe post: New James Bond Comic. Enjoy!


Selected Spy Vibe Posts: New Beatles FilmThe Curious CameraEsterel Fashion 1966Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview007 Tribute CoversThe Phantom Avon novels returnIan Fleming FestivalArgoman DesignSylvia Anderson R.I.P.Ken Adam R.I.P.George Martin R.I.P.The New Avengers ComicsTrina Robbins InterviewThe Phantom at 80007 MangaAvengerworld BookDiana Rigg Auto ShowThe Prisoner Audio Drama ReviewDavid McCallum novelAndre Courreges R.I.P.Who's Talking on Spy VibeUFO Blu-rayAvengers Pop Art Interview, Fergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes InterviewJaz Wiseman Interview, Diana Rigg BFI InterviewCasino Royale Interview: Mike RichardsonLost Diana Rigg InterviewHonor Blackman at 90UNCLE SchoolIan Fleming Memorial, Portmeirion PhotosDoctor Who ExhibitFarewell SteedPussy Galore ReturnsDiana Rigg birthdaySherlock at 221BInvisible AgentSaint Interview: Ian DickersonSaint DoppelgängerFleming's TypewriterRare FlemingFleming's MusicIan Fleming's JapanJim Wilson Corgi InterviewFantomas DesignJohn Buss interview, Saint VolvoMod Tales InterviewAgente Secreto ComicsDanger Man Comics 2Danger Man ComicsJohn Drake ComicsDer Mann Von UNCLEGolden Margaret NolanMan From UNCLE RocksteadyPussy Galore CalypsoCynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesThai Bond DesignBond vs ModernismTokyo Beat 1964Feraud Mod FashionGreen Hornet MangaAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixCold War ArchiePlayboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

June 20, 2016

NEW BEATLES FILM

An exciting new Beatles movie trailer dropped today! Fans have known about a comprehensive documentary by Ron Howard in the works for some time that will focus on The Beatles live performances. After quite a long silence, the band officially released their first trailer for the movie this morning. Die-hard followers like me have hoped the project would yield an archival collection of every Fab concert, but marketing logic must have won out and it appears the film will hold together (as a film) by telling the story of the group's journey from bar band to success to the final show. The trailer takes a familiar approach seen these days with: "The band you know. The story you don't." And what a story it is! Still, I'm hoping for massive bonus concerts on the Blu-ray! We want to see rare and unseen clips. I can't wait to learn more about this new movie, titled Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years. I wonder if they will include interviews with some of the fans who appear in the vintage footage? When you look at The Beatles schedule during the 1960s, you can see just how hard they worked from the early days straight through the decade. As the crowds grew louder and less interested in hearing the music, the group said goodbye to live appearances and concentrated on recording in the studio. They envisioned taking the music even further. During the long wait for the next album after Revolver the press wondered if The Beatles had dried up. "Just you wait," reflected Paul McCartney during the Anthology series. They were about to unleash Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band on the world. John Lennon said their best time as a live band was in the early 1960s in Hamburg, but there is little documentation of that era unfortunately. Perhaps they will make some use of the 1962 audio recordings from Hamburg's Star Club made by Kingsize Taylor and Adrian Barber? The group put an official clamp on the tapes at one point, so it's hard to know. I imagine Ron Howard will just keep his attention on any live film footage that survives. Check out the trailer and stay tuned! The movie will be released in on September 16th. If you're interested in this era and the transition from the stage to the studio, check out some related posts: Notes Behind the Curtain 1Notes Behind the Curtain 2Notes Behind the Curtain 4, Notes Behind the Curtain 3, Ivan Vaughn and The Beatles, Experimental Beatles, George Martin R.I.P., Tony Sheridan R.I.P., Satire: Sellers to Lennon, Paul at 74. Top photo below: The Beatles at Shea Stadium. Enjoy!


Selected Spy Vibe Posts: The Curious CameraEsterel Fashion 1966Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview007 Tribute CoversThe Phantom Avon novels returnIan Fleming FestivalArgoman DesignSylvia Anderson R.I.P.Ken Adam R.I.P.George Martin R.I.P.The New Avengers ComicsTrina Robbins InterviewThe Phantom at 80007 MangaAvengerworld BookDiana Rigg Auto ShowThe Prisoner Audio Drama ReviewDavid McCallum novelAndre Courreges R.I.P.Who's Talking on Spy VibeUFO Blu-rayAvengers Pop Art Interview, Fergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes InterviewJaz Wiseman Interview, Diana Rigg BFI InterviewCasino Royale Interview: Mike RichardsonLost Diana Rigg InterviewHonor Blackman at 90UNCLE SchoolIan Fleming Memorial, Portmeirion PhotosDoctor Who ExhibitFarewell SteedPussy Galore ReturnsDiana Rigg birthdaySherlock at 221BInvisible AgentSaint Interview: Ian DickersonSaint DoppelgängerFleming's TypewriterRare FlemingFleming's MusicIan Fleming's JapanJim Wilson Corgi InterviewFantomas DesignJohn Buss interview, Saint VolvoMod Tales InterviewAgente Secreto ComicsDanger Man Comics 2Danger Man ComicsJohn Drake ComicsDer Mann Von UNCLEGolden Margaret NolanMan From UNCLE RocksteadyPussy Galore CalypsoCynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesThai Bond DesignBond vs ModernismTokyo Beat 1964Feraud Mod FashionGreen Hornet MangaAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixCold War ArchiePlayboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.
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