Steven Saltzman – An interview with the Executive Producer of THE IPCRESS FILE 6-part series!

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Steven Saltzman – An interview with the Executive Producer of THE IPCRESS FILE 6-part series!

Dan and Tom interview Steven Saltzman, Executive Producer for the THE IPCRESS FILE series. Listen to hear about the making of the series.

Steven Saltzman joins us today to discuss the 6-part TV series THE IPCRESS FILE, that is out now.  Steven is an Executive Producer of the series.  He joins us today to give us the exclusive inside scoop on the Hows and Whys of THE IPCRESS FILE series production!

THE IPCRESS FILE series through is now showing in some countries, will show in the US on AMC+ and stars Joe Cole as Harry Palmer, Tom Hollander as Major Dalby, Lucy Boynton as Jean Courtney, David Dencik as Colonel Stok and other great cast members as well!

Steven is the son of Harry Saltzman who co-produced the first nine Eon Productions James Bond movies.  Harry also, in the mid 1960s, produced the first three Harry Palmer movies based on Len Deighton’s books, THE IPCRESS FILE, FUNERAL IN BERLIN, and BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN.

So, join us with our discussion with Steven Saltzman!

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In this podcast, Steven discusses:

  • The origins of the series
  • The cast
  • Changes needed to film during the COVID pandemic
  • The cinematography
  • And more …

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Billion Dollar Brain – Decoded!

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Billion Dollar Brain – Decoded!

Join Dan and Tom as they decode the third Harry Palmer movie with Michael Caine, based on the Len Deighton novels!

Harry Palmer, a cold Helsinki winter, virus-filled eggs, outdoor festivals, evil computer programs, a maniac billionaire, a double-cross – make up the story of the third Harry Palmer movie, Billion Dollar Brain!

Join Dan and Tom as they decode the third Harry Palmer movie with Michael Caine, based on the Len Deighton novels!

Lots of connections to other movies and some disagreement between Dan and Tom on this one!  Join the fun!

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Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The stellar cast
  • The impact of the character names
  • Is Harry Palmer the anti-James Bond?
  • Potential ties to movies like Mission: Impossible II, Get Shorty, Diamonds Are Forever, Patton and others
  • The value of going to a 1960’s shoe store
  • Dan and Tom’s disagreements about this movie
  • General Midwinter’s rant
  • Computer punch cards
  • and more …

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Steven Saltzman – An interview with the Executive Producer of THE IPCRESS FILE 6-part series!

Dan and Tom interview Steven Saltzman, Executive Producer for the THE IPCRESS FILE series. Listen to hear about the making of the series.

North By Northwest – Part 2

Join Dan and Tom as they are Cracking the Code of Spy Movies. Today they navigate through part 2 of the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock classic, NORTH BY NORTHWEST.

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Harry Palmer, Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain with Rob Mallows!

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Harry Palmer, Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain with Rob Mallows!

Rob Mallows of DeightonDossier.net joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Len Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!  

Rob Mallows of DeightonDossier.net joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Len Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!

What Deighton novel should be turned into another movie?

Listen now!

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Listen to us as we talk with Rob Mallows about:

  • How close is the movie to the book?
  • Where does the novel “Spy Story” fit in the Harry Palmer world?
  • What other Deighton novels does Rob think should be made into a movie?
  • What are Rob’s thoughts on ITV’s upcoming The Ipcress File tv series?
  • And more …

This discussion will lead us into our podcast where we decode Billion Dollar Brain.


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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!

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Join Dan and Tom as we explore No Time To Die and see why James Bond will survive his next mission, looking back at how changing the Coca-Cola formula in 1985 is similar to the formula change that is being attempted with the Bond franchise!

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In this podcast show we talk about:

  • How the changes that Coca-Cola made to their formula in the 1980’s parallels the potential changes we will see in the Bond formula going forward!
  • We draw some conclusions based on what happened to Coca-Cola when they changed the formula and what we think will happen wit the James Bond franchise.
  • Fun stuff!

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