ByAdrian Ortiz, writer at
I'm a Screenwriting major at California State University Northridge and an avid purveyor and critique of films old and new
Adrian Ortiz

Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies tells the true story of James Donovan, an insurance lawyer, who is tasked by the United States Government to represent a Soviet spy, Rudolf Abel, who is accused of espionage for the Soviet Union. During this event in the United States, pilot Francis Gary Powers, is shot down over Turkey and taken prisoner by the Soviet Union for the same offense. The performances by Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance were exceptional and confident, bringing in a sense of charm and intrigue to a dark tale in world history. Spielberg's directing and Janusz Kaminski's cinematography perfectly immersed the viewer from a booming Post-War America to a somber, war torn East Berlin.


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