Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by kabulronin, Sep 1, 2011.

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  1. Just finished rewatching this great series and about to start Smileys People.

    Has any one seen the new remake with Colin Firth yet- or read any reviews?
  2. No but I doubt it'll match the original one, that great cast and particularly Alec Guinness as Smiley. Seems a bit of a waste redoing it when their are other Le Carre's out there.
  3. It might be interesting as a full length movie though. If someone can give me a US release date?
  4. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    This is the one John Irvine (Hamburger Hill fame) brilliant director
  5. 9th December according to Wiki.
  6. Thanks LPJ
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  7. Strangely, I bumped into Benedict Cumberbatch today.

    No duff.
  8. September 16, reviews are promising, gary oldman plays smiley
  9. I hope you offered him an apology for not looking where you were going?
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  10. Spies like us: New films by David Hare and John le Carré show human side of the intelligence services - Features, TV & Radio - The Independent

    The veteran author said:
  11. £11 for both TTSS + SP doublebill in HMV.

    If only the BBC had made the second book into a series.
    Yes it would have been expensive
    Yes it would have been a success
    Yes the yanks stealing the Ko brothers, would have reinforced the perception that the CIA are a bunch of Cowboys.

    A Perfect Spy is both a good book to red while watching Ray McAnally shine.
  12. I'm going to reserve judgement on the new Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy movie. Wait til I see it and hope Gary Oldman's performance and the script capture the essence of not only the book but the cult-status BBC production. Whilst Alec Guinness portrayed a brilliant George Smiley it was a masterpiece of story-telling, expectation and revelation by an accomplished cast of actors. A very hard act to follow. But bringing one of Le Carre's best books to life again will undoubtedly lead to a new generation of followers and it automatically leaves the door open for the ubiquitous sequel - Smiley's People. Certainly gets a thumbs up from me.
  13. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

  14. I would go with what you say. Curiously or not, there's two posters featured in the London underground advertising the film. I must be getting old but two posters? Is this the commercial norm in these times? I could understand it varying from country to country.
  15. Further to my last and I am becoming a sad bastard for such trivia, I'm now up to 4 posters of varying design for this fillum. For those that wear duffel coats they can be found at - Green Park (Jubillee Line -East) Kings Cross (Northern Line - Bank branch) Heron Keys ( DLR) Euston (Concourse advert board) What happened to the days when one one poster was issued and which subsequently became a collectors item?
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