The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965)
In THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1965), British agent, Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) takes on another mission, instead of a desk job. Along the way, he meets a beautiful woman (Claire Bloom) and various operatives. Pay close attention as this one has some great twists.
This is one of the classic spy movies that any spy movie fan must watch. It is is dark, and probably a bit more realistic in terms of a spy’s life, than anything James Bond does. There are no Aston Martins here, no tuxedos, no glamorous venues – nothing that could make you smile or feel relaxed much. The decision to film it in black and white was brilliant and adds to the overall feeling of despair.
All we can say is this: If you haven’t seen this THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1965), watch it. If you have seen it, watch it again.
This movie was nominated for 2 Academy Award (Best Actor and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White) as well as 6 BAFTA nominations (with 4 wins).