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 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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