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4th Feb '16 9:06:31 PM Floria
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* The "Genghis Khan" video by Miike Snow -- Martini with a tiny [[YaoiGuys rainbow]] [[{{Camp}} paper umbrella]] in it.
3rd Feb '16 12:28:24 PM JoeKickass
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'''[[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer Flavored]]''' Main/SpyFiction could also be called the [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat Trenchcoat]] Approach. It is "more realistic" in that it does not Romanize the profession. It pre-dates the other approach. It involves dead-drops, brush-pasts, blackmail and [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally iffy things]]. Spying is stressful and you may end up an alcoholic or worse. This is the approach taken by Creator/LenDeighton and the Bourne series (the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries books]] and [[Film/TheBourneSeries films]] alike), Creator/JohnLeCarre, and by ''Series/{{Callan}}'', the classic counterpoint to James Bond. This is the DarkerAndEdgier spy game. Ironically, the original ''James Bond'' novels are like this and both Creator/TimothyDalton and Creator/DanielCraig played the character this way. The Stale Beer approach as a whole is more gritty and morally ambiguous, spying reflects power politics between whichever nations or organizations are involved and other nations and people are caught in the crossfire.
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'''[[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer Flavored]]''' Main/SpyFiction could also be called the [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat Trenchcoat]] Approach. It is "more realistic" in that it does not Romanize romanticize the profession. It pre-dates the other approach. It involves dead-drops, brush-pasts, blackmail and [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally iffy things]]. Spying is stressful and you may end up an alcoholic or worse. This is the approach taken by Creator/LenDeighton and the Bourne series (the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries books]] and [[Film/TheBourneSeries films]] alike), Creator/JohnLeCarre, and by ''Series/{{Callan}}'', the classic counterpoint to James Bond. This is the DarkerAndEdgier spy game. Ironically, the original ''James Bond'' novels are like this and both Creator/TimothyDalton and Creator/DanielCraig played the character this way. The Stale Beer approach as a whole is more gritty and morally ambiguous, spying reflects power politics between whichever nations or organizations are involved and other nations and people are caught in the crossfire.
11th Jan '16 2:13:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Examples Are Not Recent and Deconstructions are not gritty.
'''[[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer Flavored]]''' Main/SpyFiction could also be called the [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat Trenchcoat]] Approach. "More realistic," pre-dating the other approach but seeing a resurgence as a {{deconstruction}} of it, this is the more gritty style of espionage. It involves dead-drops, brush-pasts, blackmail and [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally iffy things]]. Spying is stressful and you may end up an alcoholic or worse. This is the approach taken by Creator/LenDeighton and the Bourne series (the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries books]] and [[Film/TheBourneSeries films]] alike), Creator/JohnLeCarre, and by ''Series/{{Callan}}'', the classic counterpoint to James Bond. This is the DarkerAndEdgier spy game. Ironically, the original ''James Bond'' novels are like this and both Creator/TimothyDalton and Creator/DanielCraig played the character this way. The Stale Beer approach as a whole is more gritty and morally ambiguous, spying reflects power politics between whichever nations or organizations are involved and other nations and people are caught in the crossfire. In other words, the Tuxedo Approach would have a Soviet defector be a [[SensualSlavs gorgeous, aloof Slavic beauty]] with whom the hero will probably elope at some point; the Stale Beer Approach would have a Soviet defector be a shaken, morally gray individual looking probably more for personal profit than for any virtues of right or wrong.
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'''[[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer Flavored]]''' Main/SpyFiction could also be called the [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat Trenchcoat]] Approach. "More realistic," pre-dating It is "more realistic" in that it does not Romanize the profession. It pre-dates the other approach but seeing a resurgence as a {{deconstruction}} of it, this is the more gritty style of espionage.approach. It involves dead-drops, brush-pasts, blackmail and [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally iffy things]]. Spying is stressful and you may end up an alcoholic or worse. This is the approach taken by Creator/LenDeighton and the Bourne series (the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries books]] and [[Film/TheBourneSeries films]] alike), Creator/JohnLeCarre, and by ''Series/{{Callan}}'', the classic counterpoint to James Bond. This is the DarkerAndEdgier spy game. Ironically, the original ''James Bond'' novels are like this and both Creator/TimothyDalton and Creator/DanielCraig played the character this way. The Stale Beer approach as a whole is more gritty and morally ambiguous, spying reflects power politics between whichever nations or organizations are involved and other nations and people are caught in the crossfire. In other words, the Tuxedo Approach would have a Soviet defector be a [[SensualSlavs gorgeous, aloof Slavic beauty]] with whom the hero will probably elope at some point; the Stale Beer Approach would have a Soviet defector be a shaken, morally gray individual looking probably more for personal profit than for any virtues of right or wrong.
26th Dec '15 12:20:16 PM StFan
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* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' -- Stale Beer. It chronicles the life and career of an UsefulNotes/{{OSS}} and UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} agent, with his work depicted as particularely unglamorous and the main character being downright apathetic in general.
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* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' -- Stale Beer. It chronicles the life and career of an UsefulNotes/{{OSS}} and UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} {{CIA}} agent, with his work depicted as particularely unglamorous and the main character being downright apathetic in general.
26th Dec '15 12:11:38 PM StFan
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* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd''-- Stale Beer. It chronicles the life and career of an {{OSS}} and {{CIA}} agent, with his work depicted as particularely unglamorous and the main character being downright apathetic in general.
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* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd''-- ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' -- Stale Beer. It chronicles the life and career of an {{OSS}} UsefulNotes/{{OSS}} and {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} agent, with his work depicted as particularely unglamorous and the main character being downright apathetic in general.
19th Dec '15 11:48:19 AM BreseeMaxwell
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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse''

* ''Literature/TheSaint''
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* ''Literature/TheSaint''''Literature/TheSaint'' - The main character is not a spy for anyone in particular, but has all the workings of one.

* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse''
23rd Nov '15 1:09:36 PM foxley
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* ''TheSecretShow'' -- Martini to the point of utter parody
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* ''TheSecretShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'' -- Martini to the point of utter parodyparody * ''ComicBook/SpyBoy'' -- TeenSuperspy does Film/JamesBond at its most high tech, combined with puns and a lot of flat out weirdness.
11th Nov '15 6:21:01 AM Ominae
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* ''Series/AgentX'' - Mixture of Stale, Bathtub Gin and Bleach.
31st Oct '15 5:19:25 AM lalalei2001
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* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieSpySquad'' is a lighthearted take on the genre, with ace gymnasts foiling a cat burglar's plot as spies.
30th Oct '15 9:08:21 PM Totema
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'''[[TuxedoAndMartini Martini Flavored]]''' (shaken, not stirred) Main/SpyFiction is what you might call the [[TuxedoAndMartini Tuxedo]] Approach. This involves glamorous parties, fast cars, hot women, cool gadgets, brutal fights involving guns and fists and big explosions (swap those adjectives around as you wish). Despite the glamor, spying is not for the faint heart and is fraught with danger and the stakes are massive. A Main/DeathTrap is par for the course. The main example here is of course ''Franchise/JamesBond'' (the movies in particular). This is the HotterAndSexier spy game, with {{Spy Catsuit}}s and {{Sex Face Turn}}s by the dozen. The Tuxedo Approach as a whole is more glamorized and idealistic with clearly defined "good guys" and "bad guys", they often have a bit of an "action movie" feel.
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'''[[TuxedoAndMartini Martini Flavored]]''' (shaken, not stirred) Main/SpyFiction is what you might call the [[TuxedoAndMartini Tuxedo]] Approach. This involves glamorous parties, fast cars, hot women, high-risk casino games, cool gadgets, brutal fights involving guns and fists and big explosions (swap those adjectives around as you wish). Despite the glamor, spying is not for the faint heart and is fraught with danger and the stakes are massive. A Main/DeathTrap is par for the course. The main example here is of course ''Franchise/JamesBond'' (the movies in particular). This is the HotterAndSexier spy game, with {{Spy Catsuit}}s and {{Sex Face Turn}}s by the dozen. The Tuxedo Approach as a whole is more glamorized and idealistic with clearly defined "good guys" and "bad guys", they often have a bit of an "action movie" feel.
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