Monday, December 26, 2011

Everything You Need To Know About 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Richard Rayner at offers an educational piece on John le Carre's classic spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and the classic miniseries and new film based on the novel.

The Circus is MI6, Britain’s version of the CIA. “C” is “Control,” the murky and mysterious man atop MI6. But what’s the best way to keep track of the film’s timeline? And what about the shadow cast by Alec Guinness, who played George Smiley in a seven-hour 1979 BBC mini-series.

The new adaptation of John Le CarrĂ©’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is one of the best reviewed films of the Oscar season — but just as context and information is everything in the spy business, some background makes the film more meaningful as well, whether you’re about to see it for the first time or whether you have questions you want to discuss further.

This expert guide will both deepen the film and provide the ultimate cheat sheet.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link;

You can also read my earlier post on le Carre's spy thriller - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is Almost Perfect, but for the Politics - via the below link: 

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