Poor Marie. Puberty sucks. At least Tatiana got through to her, partly at least, that everyone around her does in fact sympathize with her, including their mother.
Perhaps through Herr Kage and Kat’s Japanese counterpart, Marie discovers Kabuki theatre and Is further encouraged by Crown Princess Suga? Not to mention picking up some other Japanese practices along the way that brings her to attention of the Foreign Service?Another slice of life update, Marie is going to be either an actress or working for the BND as a Master or Disguise.
Young Manfred Royal: Huntmaster for the Kingdom of Bavaria.
You could learn a lot about someone by the sort of movies that they insist upon going to. The film was set almost entirely in a single claustrophobic room with the American actor Paul Newman playing a philandering husband who was getting his comeuppance at the hands of a ruthless killer, just a disembodied voice on the telephone, who had blackmailed him into going into the room and answering the telephone. The instructions were simple, if he hung up the phone, he would be killed. What followed was ninety minutes of a brutal cat and mouse game as Newman attempted to reason, threaten, and bluster his way out of the situation. Even as events in the surrounding building spiraled out of control in the form of escalating violence. There came a moment towards the end of the film as police stormed into the building and the killer continued to taunt Newman’s character where he had the growing realization that he wasn’t going to walk away. The climax of the film concluded in the typical Hollywood manner with bullets flying everywhere. It had been a psychological thriller right up to that point and it sort of lost Louis there. Later, Newman woke up in a hospital room, having survived the shootout, with a shadowy figure standing over him. It turned out to have the same voice as the killer on the phone, who had apparently outsmarted the police and escaped, letting him know that he would be “Seeing him around” in a chilling ending.
BTW, the film described was based on a real movie that was pitched to Hitchcock by Larry Cohen in the 60's. In OTL a version was made in 2002 staring a forgettable actor whose monobrow is all I remember, the less said about that the better.
No Torn Curtain ITTL and Berlin is not a city of intrigue.
Once again the cultural butterflies are going to be enormous with no Big Bad to drive the spy thriller movies, maybe it will be more international crime organizations that are the villains ITTL.
Exactly. Especially if people are left wondering "Did we win or not?" Or even better, have the story in such a way that any of the parties involved could be the victor or the loser until the very end, then have a series of interchangeable endings designed to leave the respective audiences thinking that 'their' spy was the victor. Then, years later, film buffs start arguing online about the movie because it has so many legitimate endings, but people have only just started to realise that their beloved spy classic has a completely different ending in other countries.All good points but the problem is if you make the Americans the bad guy you just lost a big market and the same goes for other countries if they are the bad guys you will lose those markets also.
You can have a morally complex story where no one is really the bad guy and no one is really the good guy but a mixture of both where the nations that are involved are acting in their own interests.
He only appeared once and wasn't exactly identified. He is very likely to be "current politics" for a considerable period of time and unlike some other figures I could mention, he hasn't angered me to the point where I depict him as getting arrested, incinerated, or something.When will "Joe" from Scranton appear again? When he's no longer "current politics"?
With the differences and changes in this TL, probably find Joe from Scranton has a long, happy and fairly unremarkable life and ends up a popular and competent mayor of somewhere like Hershy and goes to watch Bears games occasionally with his family.When will "Joe" from Scranton appear again? When he's no longer "current politics"?