This month’s episode is about a man so iconic that you only need to hear his first name. Just like Cher.
Join Joe and his guests Ian Thomson and Sophie Watson for a chat about classic Clint movies like The Good, The Bad and TheUgly, Dirty Harry and Unforgiven, and find out when Clint’s hair was its most majestic and whether he looks like a good kisser or not.
After all of that, talk turns to this month’s Celluloid Skeleton;the Cold War spy thriller Firefox starring Clint as a traumatised Vietnam veteran sent on a daring mission to Moscow. Should you go hunting for Firefox, or is it yesterday’s news like the web browser it shares a name with? Listen on to find out.
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Following the huge success of Star Wars, Bond producers decided to jump on the sci-fi bandwagon for 1979’s Moonraker, which sees 007 face off against a megalomaniacal businessman with plans to wipe out humanity. In space.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames
For almost 20 years Tom Cruise has fronted the Mission: Impossible series, running towards danger at full speed (and with ludicrously high knees) in the role of super spy Ethan Hunt. The franchise’s longevity is almost as surprising as Cruise’s Dorian Grey-like ability to resist the ageing process. While the secrets for his youthful looks will probably remain a mystery forever, the reason for these films’ continued success is clearer; follow the tried and tested formula, while upping the ante each time.
Part three of our Bond retrospective finds Joe looking at Goldfinger, a classic of the series that pits Bond against the corpulent, gold-obsessed businessman Auric Goldfinger and his silent but deadly manservant Oddjob.