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    the movie the Assassination Bureau? love this movie was fortunate to pick up a new copy the other day for a feww bucks and it still great to watch sweepe



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    Yes Sweepe, It was on terrestrial tv a few months ago, very daft, very enjoyable too! Olly at his most sober? :)

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    I saw part of this movie being filmed in Hyde Park. I was a music-student at that time and hadn't realised all the effort which goes into making a scene for a film which I believed to be a very glamorous business (quite unlike slogging away at piano exercises). Oliver Reed was made to say the same short line over and over again while the sound recording, etc.,etc. was adjusted and by the end of my lunch break the director still hadn't finished filming the scene which, in the completed film, lasts less than a minute!

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    Diana Rigg plays a sort of Victorian Emma Peel and Oliver Reed plays his usual. Telly Savalas plays the fiend. This is a very 60s movie with a strong sense of characters in defined colour, a playful musical sense (Ron Grainer wrote the music) and a strong sense of location and adventure fun, like the musicals of the day and the mid-60s London thing.

    A send up. A Victorian-typed Casino Royale.

    Another 60s quality, like the Avengers, etc. (there are some Avenger moments too), it veneers to be serious, while in fact it is a serious send up about Bilderberg-type criminals. The game is afoot...



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    Something of a feast for fans of this film, which I haven't seen for about 25 years, can be found at the sensational MovieGoods website:



    Posters, stills and lobby cards for The Assassination Bureau



    I think this is my favourite from the generous number of stills:


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    I did really like this film, and I have to say its one movie that I think would benifit from a remake. (But sitll set in the same peroid) I loved the ending with the Airship and Ollie is great in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azanti
    I did really like this film, and I have to say its one movie that I think would benifit from a remake. (But sitll set in the same peroid) I loved the ending with the Airship and Ollie is great in it.
    I always liked the brandy and cigar on the train



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    One of my favourite films too. Love the pics cornershop.

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    Journalist Sonya Winter (Diana Rigg) in her Victorian white chemise night-attire and black underwear …

    Sonya makes a terrific flying diving leap to catch the ticking gold orb ‘bomb’ in the splendidly entertaining

    The Assassination Bureau (1969).

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    Ollie and Diana were both hitting their peak
    Ollie, suave and handsome, Diana breathtakingly beautiful.
    ( wonder if the wicked Ollie made a play for his lovely co-star ? )

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    Great film! it really is lots of fun!

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    Interesting that film is based on an unfinished novel by the American writer Jack London
    (who died in 1916 aged 40 )
    The story was originally set in America, the film makers transcribed it to Europe !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbie View Post
    Diana Rigg plays a sort of Victorian Emma Peel ...A Victorian-typed Casino Royale.

    I've always thought of it as early Edwardian? Suffragettes and pre-WWI politics... The novel was started in 1910.

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