Aug 19, 2010

Trailer For Doug Liman's New Spy Movie, Fair Game

Yahoo has the trailer for Fair Game, the film The Hollywood Reporter said "might be one of the best spy movies ever." And so does YouTube!  The trailer seems to confirm that while clearly in a different league from his earlier spy films, The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith,  Doug Liman's latest is clearly a spy film, and not mired in political diatribe as some had feared.  To me, Valerie Plame's story (an intelligence operative exposed and hung out to dry at the whims of politicians in her own government) sounds like it could be ripped out of a Le Carré novel.  It may have gotten lost in the ensuing blather of political pundits on both sides, but at its heart this is a great spy story, and it looks like that is the aspect that Liman has chosen to play up.  Judge for yourself:

3 comments:

bish8 said...

Wow! This looks quite a bit better than I expected. I wan't even planning on seeing it, but now it's way up the list. Hopefully, it's as good as the trailer . . .

Jeff Stein said...

‘Covert Affairs’ stretches for spy-world reality
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2010/08/covert_affairs_stretches_for_s.html

Tanner said...

Glad you agree, Bish! It does look cool.

Thanks for sharing that story about Liman's show, Covert Affairs, Jeff! That's a really interesting article. I'd be curious to know how much technical advising Plame actually does for this show--and how often the writers just ignore her advice and do what's dramatically more interesting.