Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Link: Harry Houdini May Have Been the Real James Bond

I'm not a supporter of the whole "Houdini was a spy" whatnot, but I am a big fan of James Bond (in fact, I have another blog devoted to The Book Bond) and I'm excited about the release of Skyfall on Friday. So I can't resist linking to this story at Reelz.com about how "Houdini may have been the real James Bond." The picture alone makes it worth the click.


But if you want to discuss a real parallel between Houdini and 007, what I would point out is how Houdini's 1923 film Haldane of the Secret Service seemed to anticipate the James Bond movie formula of a globetrotting secret agent and a series of spectacular capture and escape set pieces shot on location. Just saying.

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