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  1. Would you believe?

    A Get Smart movie? Reuters is reporting just that. It’s been done before, 1980’s The Nude Bomb. That film bombed at the Box Office and I remember vividly going to see it. See it was my first date after graduating high school the year before and enlis…

    Trackback by The Florida Masochist — Wednesday, December 7, 2005 @ 1:55 pm

  2. I too might have thought Get Smart might not work post Cold War, but both Austin Powers and The Bourne movies have changed my mind.

    Powers takes place in the modern day while making fun of the 60s (obviously something Get Smart oughtn’t do). But the Bourne books were so entrenched in Cold War politics I never imagined they could be updated to modern conflicts. I was pleasantly surprised to be incorrect. I prefer the Liman Identity to the sequel, it kept more of the narrative while only updating the politics. In actuality, you wouldn’t have to update much to translate Supremacy (the book) to the modern era but that is another conversation.

    Comment by Christian Johnson — Wednesday, December 7, 2005 @ 10:41 pm

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