I love movies that are similar to Bridge of Spies. The real life events and people take my breathe away. It’s amazing to think that we go on about or daily lives and there is an entire world out there that we just don’t see. Bridge of Spies was truly one magnificent movie!!
‘A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies is “absolutely brilliant and totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times). James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a nearly impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-S pilot High stakes and suspense power a story that captures the essence of a man who risked everything, vividly bringing his personal journey to life.’
Movies like Bridge of Spies capture my interest. I love intense movies full of history and personal stories. I was extremely impressed with the outcome of Bridge of Spies. The way they were able to capture the time of the Cold War and what our worlds were like in this time period.
This was down right one of the greatest movies I have seen in a long time. The movie was about The Cold war and the exchange of a spy for two American’s. However, it was about the personal journey of James Donovan in that period and how is life was impacted. James Donovan was sent on this impossible mission to exchange a spy that had captured in America for a U-2 pilot that was believed to be a spy. However while in the middle of this Cold War a student had been captured and James Donovan reminds us that Everybody Matters and he didn’t only want to pursue this exchange for the U-2 pilot but the student as well.
The Bonus Features are awesome as well! We can’t forge those!!!
A Case of The Cold War: Bridge of Spies – Delve deeper into the film’s characters and the real-life people on whom they’re based, and discover why the history behind Bridge of Spies still remains today.
U-2 Spy Plane – Witness the making of the spectacular U-2 plane crash sequence, with archival voice-over by U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers and a cameo by his son. Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
Berlin 1961: Re-creating The Divide – Experience the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and Frederic Pryor’s arrest through a mix of archival imagery, behind-the-scenes moment and firsthand accounts
Spy Swap: Looking Back on the Final Act – Relive a page of Cold War history on the Glienicke Bridge while shooting the historic exchange of Soviet Spy Rudolf Abel and U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers
The Bonus Features on Bridge of Spies were pretty awesome. It was a great insight into the Cold War and a great way to learn more about the Great Exchange. I can promise that if you are into history and learning about someone’s journey during our history. This is the movie for you!!! I am planning to cuddle up in bed and watch it again!
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