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P. Pufferfish's first attempt at reading John Le Carré

Last week, I got around to watching Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy after… 3 or so years? It was a decent movie, but I had some trouble telling if some of the flashback scenes were part of one large flashback or were actually different flashbacks that all happened to be around the same time each year (you’ll know exactly what I mean if you’ve seen it). 766 more words


John Le Carré's , 'Smiley's People' featuring Alec Guinness as 'George Smiley'.

The Smila v/s Karla trilogy featured 3 novels – ‘Tinker, Soldier, Sailor, Spy’, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ and ‘Smiley’s People’. In the first novel Karla bested Smiley’s boss, Control, and Smiley was recalled to pick the pieces. 877 more words

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Discussion | Reading Before Watching

Hi folks, I bring you something of a discussion post regarding something that has been on my mind recently – reading before watching. Let me clarify – reading a book before watching the adaptation. 957 more words


'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' by John le Carre

‘The Circus has already suffered a bad defeat, and the result was two bullets in a man’s back. But a bigger threat still exists. And the legendary George Smiley is recruited to root out a high-level mole of thirty years’ standing- though to find him means spying on the spies.’ 625 more words

Watched in March

A quiet month for me, cinematically speaking. In the end I didn’t watch any of the FICUNAM films I mentioned last month – Sol negro… 170 more words


3 Days of the Condor : a review

The wet streets, the smoke emanating from a corner of the frame in a desolate night, the breath vapour, the cigarette(s) (though the number is quite few) is all there, but if you expect a run-of-the-mill noir from Sydney Pollack’s… 443 more words

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