Maybe it's just the fact that everything in the past seems so cliche and out of fashion, but I just realized that every spy movie from the 50's and 60's was the same. I just finished North by Northwest which was a great movie, but I love the way they are chasing each other at gunpoint wearing full dress suits. Was life really like that back then? Did everyone wear a suit when they were doing anything but gardening?
And why is it that every spy movie is always about some sort of microfilm? The bad guy is always after the microfilm. In North by Northwest they never even explain what's on the microfilm or why it's so important. Maybe it was government secrets.
P.S. North by Northwest is filled with sexual innuendo. And check out the very last scene. If that isn't a big sexual reference than I don't know what is. Hitchcock must have been a closet perv.