A CIA agent masters the art of espionage in an intense training program at the Farm, a top secret facility that is the center of this DVD's special features.
A CIA agent masters the art of espionage in an intense training program at the Farm, a top secret facility that is the center of this DVD's special features. "Spy School: Inside the CIA Training Program" takes viewers into the reality of officer training and relates it to sections of the movie. Real-life CIA agent Chase Brandon discusses how recruits are chosen and what specific skills they are taught. He reveals that the most difficult skill for CIA agents to master is the manipulation of people, which is the cornerstone of an agent's job. Viewers will find out more background information by listening to the audio commentary with director Roger Donaldson and lead actor Colin Farrell. For example, the film was originally going to be called The Farm, and photos of Farrell's character in the film's opening sequence are real photos of the actor as a child with his father. Look out for the cocktail party sequence in the deleted scene section; it is used several times to explain points in the "Spy School" extra. Perfect for those interested in the intricacies of deceit and trickery.—JK