History Film / Topaz

28th Nov '15 12:34:04 AM JulianLapostat
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* DracoInLeatherPants: The hero's daughter admits that "the Cubans are wild" in their guerilla briefs at the UN Meeting.
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* DracoInLeatherPants: [[invoked]] The hero's daughter admits that "the Cubans are wild" in their guerilla briefs at the UN Meeting.
28th Nov '15 12:33:49 AM JulianLapostat
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* DracoInLeatherPants: The hero's daughter admits that "the Cubans are wild" in their guerilla briefs at the UN Meeting.

* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Cuban Communists are depicted to be firmly anti-racist and Roscoe Lee Browne who plays an African-American journalist in Harlem gets an interview with them by invoking a PR opportunity for them to show their revolutionary cred.

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* SwitchingPOV: The film has a main protagonist and antagonist but thanks to its vignette style, it often feels like multiple short-segments with different characters, all of them based on Cold War archetypes.
20th Apr '15 1:27:10 PM nombretomado
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'''''Topaz''''' is a 1969 [[SpyFiction spy film]], directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, based on the 1967 book of Leon Uris. Loosely based on the events leading to the [[HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]] of 1962.
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'''''Topaz''''' is a 1969 [[SpyFiction spy film]], directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, based on the 1967 book of Leon Uris. Loosely based on the events leading to the [[HistoryOfTheColdWar [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]] of 1962.

* ColdWar: Right in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Right in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
19th Apr '14 6:51:17 PM billthetaylor
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Just expanding the page.
The film was released with two alternate endings. The one involving a suicide was released in the United States and France, the other involving an airport was released in England. The film was a modest box office hit. One of its most memorable features is the lack of Hollywood actors. Hitchcock mostly cast then-famous European actors. Frederick Stafford had rose to fame for portraying agent OSS 117 in two films. Danny Robin had rose to fame in the 1950s and co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors". Her career was fading by the time she played in Topaz, and it was to be her last film. Karin Dor had rose to fame by starring in film adaptations of the works of EdgarWallace and KarlMay. She had also played DarkChick Helga Brandt in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Claude Jade was the protagonist of the hit ''Stolen Kisses'' (1968) by Francois Truffaut and was at the beginning of a lengthy career. Finally, Michel Subor had gained his fame for playing in films such as ''Please, Not Now!'' (1961), ''The Little Soldier'' (1963) and ''What's New Pussycat?''(1965).
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The film was released with two alternate endings. The one involving a suicide was released in the United States and France, the other involving an airport was released in England. The film was a modest box office hit.hit, but is generally considered to be one of Hitch's weaker, dare we say, more boring films. One of its most memorable features is the lack of Hollywood actors. Hitchcock mostly cast then-famous European actors. Frederick Stafford had rose to fame for portraying agent OSS 117 in two films. Danny Robin had rose to fame in the 1950s and co-starred in "The Waltz of the Toreadors". Her career was fading by the time she played in Topaz, and it was to be her last film. Karin Dor had rose to fame by starring in film adaptations of the works of EdgarWallace and KarlMay. She had also played DarkChick Helga Brandt in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Claude Jade was the protagonist of the hit ''Stolen Kisses'' (1968) by Francois Truffaut and was at the beginning of a lengthy career. Finally, Michel Subor had gained his fame for playing in films such as ''Please, Not Now!'' (1961), ''The Little Soldier'' (1963) and ''What's New Pussycat?''(1965).
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