Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Modesty Blaise

There's certainly a good movie in the plot of Peter O'Donnell's classic UK comic strip spy, Modesty Blaise, but so far no one has made that film. This first cinematic version from '66 is one of those "style before substance" movies that were incomprehensible then and aged badly from there. Although she looks the part above, actress Monica Vitti is blonde throughout most of the picture...and sometimes hard to understand. At times it's awfully pretty but after several viewings over the years, I still say it just isn't any good at all.


  1. You're right, that movie is so wrong - but the Bob Peak poster is terrific!

  2. As bad as it is, it still beats out the DTV one from a few years ago.