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The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File was a downbeat alternative to the James Bond movies, which were being made at the same time. Three members of the production team -- the producer Harry Saltzman, film editor Peter Hunt and the composer John Barry -- also worked on the Bond movies.
The plot involves mind control: the acronym IPCRESS stands for "Induction of Psycho-neuroses by Conditioned Reflex under StresS". Along the way we visit an atoll for a US atomic bomb test and learn about Joe One.
In common with several of his other early novels, the chapter headings have a "feature". In The Ipcress File these take the form of each chapter being headed with a quote from a horoscope, which relates to the action in the chapter, though vaguely, as in most horoscopes.
The movie had two immediate sequels:
See also: MKULTRA
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