Saturday, September 3, 2011

On The Set Of Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy


Mick Brown at the British newspaper the Guardian offers an interesting behind the scene look at the making of the spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  

You can read the piece via the below link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/8735266/On-the-set-of-Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy.html 

Although I disagree with John le Carre's leftist, anti-American worldview, I think he is a fine writer and I think Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is his best novel.

I'm also a big fan of the 1979 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy TV miniseries, which starred the late, great Alec Guinness as le Carre's character, George Smiley.

I'm not sure the film version of le Carre's thriller can compete with the miniseries, and although Gary Oldman is a fine actor, I'm not sure he can compete with Alec Guinness as Smiley.

Still, I'm interested in seeing the film.   

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