Interview: Duncan Falconer

I get the privilege to speak to some fascinating people by doing this, Duncan Falconer is certainly one that falls into that category. This man has accomplished a lot in his life from being an undercover operative in the British military to being a successful novelist. Hear Duncan talk about his life and the feature film version of his novel, Stratton.

How did the idea of the novel come to you:

DF: The first novel came off the back of my autobiography. I never thought I’d write a book in my life, then I’m writing my autobiography. That was a best-seller. The publishers came to me and were like hey Duncan lets do a fiction book, so I created Stratton. All my books are based on real adventures and real operations I’ve been on.

How big of a change was it for you to go into fiction after your universe was based on reality:

DF: Well it wasn’t much of a transition to some critics who thought my autobiography was a fiction (laughs). What it was is that my autobiography was a stitching of a lot of anecdotes. Many of those anecdotes were character driven. All great stories are character driven, the plot is very important, but it’s the character that sucks you inn and get you involved in the story.

REAL TALK:

If it wasn’t evident in the interview, I had a blast talking to Duncan. What a real-life legend! It fascinates me to hear stories of people who do extraordinary things in their lives. Being part of undercover intelligence for a country has to be at the top of the list. Duncan is sort of a James Bond, is what I envision him to be. How can you not be engrossed by the story when he tells you he was feet away form a bomb?!

Of all the interesting things he said, the one that stood out to me and made me think was when he said he always said yes to everything. That’s the sort of mentality that’s needed to achieve great things in life. He’s a living example, say yes to things that might intimidate you. At worst it will be a learning lesson.

I am most definitely gonna get a copy of his book and find out details on his incredible adventures.

Stratton is out now on Digital HD and On Demand

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Must See Early January Blu-ray Releases

Welcome 2018, lets hope you have a lot of great releases in store for us. The first week of January offers some of my personal favorites of 2017. So check out the following movies that are finally out on Blu-ray and VOD.

AMERICAN MADE:

This was probably my favorite movie of 2017. An incredible true story of Barry Seal, a real-life pilot turned drug runner turned government spy. Yes, this man ruled the 1980’s, and no very few knew about it. Tom Cruise is fantastic as Seal, he brings the Cruise charm, energy, but also an authentic side you don’t get to see in his films often. This is one of those films that’s so entertaining and insane from start to finish that you keep thinking if all of this could have possibly been real? A little tidbit, the drug dealer that Seal is a runner for is none other than Pablo Escobar. Just one of the many twists and crazy turns you’ll witness that you never knew about happening. If you liked movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and War Dogs, then this is a definite must-see movie for you.

American Made is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD