Friday, November 27, 2009

SPY GIRLS ~ AGENT 99!

SPY GIRLS ~ AGENT 99!

SIXTIES SPY GIRL ICONERY WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT INCLUDING BARBARA FELDON AS THE UBIQUITOUS AGENT 99 – STRAIGHT AGENT TO SLAPSTICK AGENT 86 MAXWELL SMART IN THE SPY FARCE GET SMART.


FELDON DID A FABULOUS JOB OF PLAYING SIXTIES INNOCENT SEXY – MORE TWIGGY THAN MATA HARI. SHE WAS THE PERFECT FOIL FOR DON ADAMS/MAXWELL SMART, DISPLAYING COMEDIC TIMING COMPARABLE TO STRAIGHT MEN FROM THE BEST COMIDIC DUOS.

IN 2008, GET SMART WAS MORE-OR-LESS SUCCESSFULLY REVIVED (I ENJOYED THE FILM), WITH THE GEORGEOUS ANNE HATHAWAY TAKING OVER AS A MORE AGGRESSIVE, AND CERTAINLY MORE GLAMOROUS, AGENT 99.

FELDON’S SWEET VULNERABILITY WAS MISSING IN HATHAWAY’S PERFORMANCE, BUT SHE STILL MANAGED TO MAKE THE ROLE HER OWN DESPITE COMPARISONS. HATAWAY WAS DEFINITELY THE AGENT 99 FOR THE NEW MELLINIUM.


1 comment:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Me and my friends were all ga-ga about Feldon in the sixties. Remember her commercials for the hair cream, tiger?