Funeral in Berlin (1966)

FUNERAL IN BERLIN (1966) continues the development of Len Deighton’s spy character, Harry Palmer, in the movies.  In the novels Len Deighton’s character did not have a name.  For the movies, they gave him the name, “Harry Palmer!”

Starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, we see lots of connections to James Bond, including key personnel like Harry Saltzman, the producer, Guy Coleman (who was in Thunderball) and more.

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File.

  • Lots of Bond connections,
  • quips,
  • key scenes are explored from a fresh angle.

If a funeral could be fun, this is it!  Join us, won’t you?

Join the fun in Cracking the Code of FUNERAL IN BERLIN  – some interesting reveals!  Watch the two-part videos below for key scene analysis and commentaries, connections and more!

Funeral in Berlin (1966) – Part 2 – Scene Analysis & Connections

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Funeral in Berlin (1966) – Part 2 – Scene Analysis & Connections

Join Dan and Tom as they finish up their look at Funeral in Berlin! 

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File, with Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, based on Len Deighton’s novels.  Part 2 of 2.

Lots of Bond connections, quips, key scenes are explored from a fresh angle.   If a funeral could be fun, this is it!  Join us, wont you?

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In part 2, we look at:

  • Nikki van der Zyl’s role in this movie and in James Bond movies
  • Johnny Vulcan’s role in the plot
  • How Harry Palmer differs from James Bond
    • The type of woman he likes as evidenced in Casino Royale (2000)
    • Hailing a taxi (Dr. No (1962))
  • Why Tom thought Kreutzman was evil just on first glance
  • The “grieving widow”
  • The role of the forger, who we don’t see
  • A similarity with 3 Days of the Condor
  • Why Tom loves the character Alice
  • What is a lepidopterist or ( or lepidopterologist? And its role in both Funeral in Berlin and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • How The Nelson Touch may play into the ending
  • and more …

 

 


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Funeral in Berlin (1966) – Scene Analysis & Connections – Part 1

Podcast Episode

Funeral in Berlin (1966) – Scene Analysis & Connections – Part 1

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File, with Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, based on Len Deighton's novels.  Part 1 of 2. 

 

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File, with Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, based on Len Deighton’s novels.  Part 1 of 2.

Lots of Bond connections, quips, key scenes are explored from a fresh angle.   If a funeral could be fun, this is it!  Join us, wont you?

Related Content

In Part 1, we discuss:

  • Comparing with The Spy Who Came In From The Cold for setting the tone
  • The use of quips
  • Airlines in movies
  • How Funeral in Berlin is like The Living Daylights
  • Other movies where we’ve seen Checkpoint Charlie
  • Did this movie influence a scene in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Nikki Van Der Zyl who dubbed Samantha and her ties to James Bond
  • Is there a tie-in with Inglorious Basterds?
  • And More …

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