November 27, 2016

ERIC MIVAL BOOK

Happy Sunday, Spy Vibers! If you haven't entered the new contest yet, please go to the contest post HERE and enter to win some cool 1960s spy treasures. Note that the contact info was updated, so make sure you have re-sent your entry if needed. New release: Cutting Edge: My Life in Film and Television. Eric Mival (The Prisoner, Strange Report, Doctor Who, Wonderwall) has just released a memoir chronicling his experiences working on many of our favorite cult films and programs- most notably The Prisoner! I had a chance to read an advanced copy for review and really enjoyed hearing about working with Patrick McGoohan and about how the music came about in the production of The Prisoner. It was fascinating to learn how many of the familiar cues were really a result of the special sensibility of crew members like Mival. It was amazing to read how The Prisoner was made at such a break-neck pace, that some elements were often a matter of last-moment decisions- a great reminder that success truly relies on trust and collaboration! The book also offers a look into how various jobs work behind the scenes. Although he relies a bit on parenthetical comments as a writer, Mival does a good job balancing fun anecdotes about fave projects with concrete info about how films and television shows are made. From the press release: "Eric Mival originally wanted to be an animator, getting his big break working for Halas and Batchelor, the 'UK Disney', in the late 1950s. However, it soon became clear that Eric's talents lay in film making, and an assistant editor's role at World Wide Pictures soon followed. From there, he quickly moved into feature films, working for such greats as Ray Harryhausen, George Harrison, and Otto Preminger. In the 1960s Eric worked as film editor on iconic TV series such as Doctor Who, Top of the Pops, and Comedy Playhouse, before he took a job which would change his life forever - assistant film editor and then music editor on Patrick McGoohan's thriller series The Prisoner. The show's enigmatic co-creator was to remain a life-long friend. Work on Strange Report, another ITC series, followed before he moved into directing and producing in a career in the film and television industry which would span the next 45 years. Cutting Edge is not only a fascinating look at life inside the film and television industry, it also includes the inside story of arguably the greatest TV series ever produced. Cutting Edge also serves as a fascinating guide to the art of film making, with invaluable inside information for aspiring movie makers." Available in hardback and paperback editions. Spy Vibers can order the book at Quoit Media. Enjoy!


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November 26, 2016

CONTEST UPDATE

Happy Saturday, Spy Vibers! I'm giving away some cool 1960s spy prizes, just follow the directions at SPY VIBE FRIDAY. Note: I just updated my contact info, so please re-send your entry if you haven't already. Thanks!

November 25, 2016

SPY VIBE FRIDAY

Why face the crowds out there when you can get cool stuff for free right here on Spy Vibe? It's been a while since we've had a proper give-away contest here and I've picked up a couple of 50-year-old treasures to share with two lucky readers. First the rules: All you you have to do is send an email to me at spyvibe[at]gmail.com with either "Avengers" or "Secret Agent" in the title (depending on which prize you want). And in the body of the e-mail, please describe some of your favorite 1960s spies and why you think they are good examples of 1960s culture. Also include your mailing address. I will choose 2 winners at random on December 16th. Notification will be by e-mail and prizes will be shipped to you at no cost. All emails will be deleted after the contest. Spy Vibe maintains the right to print/quote your spy descriptions to share with readers. Want to share your ideas but don't need a prize? That's OK! I'd love to hear from you. Now, let's get on to the prizes! Prize One: The Avengers: The Laugh Was on Lazarus by John Garforth, US paperback edition, 1967. Prize Two: Secret Agent/Danger Man: Departure Deferred by W. Howard Baker, US paperback edition, 1966. As you can see below, both books sport wonderful photo sills and designs featuring actors Patrick McGoohan, Diana Rigg, and Patrick Macnee. Cool reads and fun artifacts from the great Spy Boom. Good Luck! **NOTE: I had to update my address after posting the contest info, so please re-send your entry if you haven't done so yet. Apologies and Thanks! -Jason



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November 24, 2016

THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving, Spy Vibers! I'm grateful to all of you for making this a fun community to share our love of 1960s Style in Action! Enjoy!


Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Robert Vaughn RIPUNCLE FashionsThunderbirds Are Pop!, Interview:Spy Film GuideLost Avengers FoundThe Callan FileMission Impossible 50thGreen Hornet 50thStar Trek 50thPortmeirion Photography 1Filming the PrisonerGaiman McGinnins ProjectIan Fleming GraveRevolver at 50Karen Romanko InterviewMod Tales 2Umbrella Man: Patrick MacneeNew 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.

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