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Undercover Blues: Furman’s By-the-Numbers Thrills Enhanced by Cranston
Certain performers manage an incalculable hook into material otherwise hampered by cliché and familiarity, something accomplished with blissful ease by Bryan Cranston in the 1986 set The Infiltrator, which glances at an undercover agent attempting to take down the Medellin cartel in South Florida via a money laundering operation.
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Oscar winning production designer Ken Adam died today in London at the age of 95 according to The BBC.
Adam is most famous for creating the iconic and sprawling lairs of the supervillains who populated the Sean Connery and Roger Moore-era James Bond films. His designs included the Crab Key complex in "Dr. No," the Fort Knox interiors on "Goldfinger," the volcano lair of "You Only Live Twice," Stromberg's supertanker and Atlantis sets in "The Spy Who Loved Me," and Drax's space station in "Moonraker". He also did the production design on "Thunderball" and "Diamonds Are Forever".
Adams' work extended well beyond the Bond franchise though, such as two films in the anti-Bond Harry Palmer film series with Michael Caine - "The Ipcress File" and "Funeral in Berlin". He was a favorite of Stanley Kubrick following his design of the famous war room for "Dr. Strangelove". He was offered "2001" but turned it down, »
- Garth Franklin
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