Tag: movies

  • That’s Detente, Comrade

    That’s Detente, Comrade

    James Bond, The Cold War, and Camp For a franchise born out of the Cold War and so heavily associated with it, it took a surprisingly long time for James Bond to engage directly with it. The villains of the Connery and Lazenby years are, with only a single exception, associated with SPECTRE. SPECTRE is, […]

  • Smashing Time

    Smashing Time

    Smashing Time (1967) is a gentle satire of swinging London, starring Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham as two teenaged girls who go down to the City and “Go stark mod!”, as the film’s tagline says. The film was largely forgotten after its initial release, occasionally playing on TV in Britain, but almost entirely unknown in […]