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Master of Disguise
July 1, 2019  | By Eric Gould
 
Master of Disguise — You might assume most TV spy tropes — fake passports, wigs, sunglasses — work well… on TV.  But here’s a fascinating look at TV spycraft with former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez, who runs through clips of The Americans, 24, Alias and many others and says why some are the run-of-the-mill plot contrivances, and how others are credible CIA techniques.  Meanwhile, for the best in disguise comedy, see our long-time fave Master of Disguise (2002) clips from Dana Carvey as Al Pacino’s Scarface, and the David Niven knock-off, Terry Suave. —Eric Gould

 
 
 
 
 
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