WWII German superspy, the Needle, who gravitates towards murder using his trusty switchblade, discovers vital evidence about the Allies D-Day invasion. He makes for the Scotish coast to escape on a U-Boat when his small boat is shipwrecked before being picked up and the Needle is washed ashore. He is saved by a man destined to never enter the war and his wife and child. The Needle quickly falls in love with the woman and both must decide between their love or country.
Eye of the Needle is a 1981 film directed by Richard Marquand, based on the novel of the same title by Ken Follett, and starring Donald Sutherland. The Storm Island scenes were shot over eight weeks on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.
Rebecca, of Dirty Sexy Books, recently ran a post about movies in which she asked – have you ever watched a movie that so intrigued you, it ignited an interest in reading the book it was based on? I responded – no. I lied! I realized that I loved the suspenseful movie, Eye of the Needle, so much that I ran out and bought the book, read it cover to cover, enjoying both the movie and the book equally. Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan were brilliant. Sutherland plays the vicious WWII German spy, der Nadel, (self-explanatory if you read the book or watch the movie). Kate Nelligan plays an intelligent, long-suffering married woman. She’s lonely and isolated, desperate for affection and attention and quite frankly, she needs a compassionate, empathetic shoulder to lean on. Sutherland wants to be that shoulder, among other body parts. The passion and the tragedy in the movie and the book tore me up because…well…if you’ve got Netflix, rent the film or buy the book. In addition, one of the most appealing things about the characters is that they are real – they do not have perfect bodies or use body doubles.
Okay, sexy guys! I have new sexy guys on TV, and one girl crush. Let’s leave True Blood out of this, I’m talking network TV and The Travel Channel. Bear with me now!
Sexy guy number one: Alex O’Laughlin, the Australian actor who played reluctant vampire Mick St. John in the short-lived series, Moonlight – which I loved and I was totally pissed off when the network pulled the show! He’s in the new Hawaii Five-O and I cannot wait because he’s starring with my girl crush, my favorite Cylon, former BSG-er Grace Park, better known as the Sharons or the Eights. Oh God, I adore the Sharons!
See? Alex. Yum.
Sexy guy number two – Anthony Bourdain, of No Reservations on the Travel Channel. From the moment I saw him on Food Network – way back when - his risque bad boy behavior pushed all my right buttons. When The Food Network lost him, or canned him, I don’t know which, the channel lost their edge. He’s got all the right stuff – great face, great voice, great body, great bad boy aura of danger, and food chops to boot. Again…yummm.
Who’s on your list?