Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Loyalty & Love

'Our Man in Havana' is a comic look at international espionage and the role and unreliability of informants in state affairs and although it shows its age by some of its inappropriate racial references it is also ahead of its time in its predictions.

I left London for Havana, having read Our Man in Havana (1958) by Graham Greene, set in both London and Havana and planning to watch the Alex Guinness black and white version while there. We watched it noticing we had passed Sloppy Joes, one of the locations on the film and while we sat eating sloppy joes at the home of the original sloppy joe, on the TV appeared Our Man in Havana.

Today the messages still hold true, whether they are black and white on the page on on the screen:

'Would the world be in the mess it is if we were loyal to love and not to countries?'

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