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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - The Finest Acting

One of my favorite movies of the last few years is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy based on John Le Carre’s novel of the same name.  It stars Gary Oldman as George Smiley who must search for a potential mole in the UK’s MI5 during the Cold War.   515 more words

The Film Realm

Old book, new book, old book

Several years ago, OI had just published a new book, The Stalking of Rosa Czekov; in a reference to my all time favourite book, which I must have read dozens of times – literally, I’m not exaggerating, Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré. 143 more words


My Top 5 Films

I haven’t been able to get to the cinema recently, and my free time seems to have been spent trying to sort out things with my new house, so I decided that I’d do a quick post on my favourite films, to keep this blog as active as possible. 980 more words

Film Review

Book Review: The Karla Trilogy

1973: the height of the Cold War, and a mole is suspected in the highest echelons of the British Secret Service.  Unhappily retired ex-deputy chief George Smiley is recruited by former colleagues to investigate the infiltrator, and so begins his quest to destroy the considerable influence of his Soviet nemesis Karla.  375 more words


My life in eight objects...

In various newspapers and magazines, celebrities are interviewed to reveal something about their lives in a certain number of objects. For example, Ben Fogle chose: 135 more words


Our Kind of Traitor

(spoiler free)

In the past I have really struggled with film adaptations of John Le Carré novels. I found the critically acclaimed ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ 589 more words

Cinema Screenings

Looking Back...Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

To celebrate the release of Our Kind of Traitor, based on a John Le Carre novel, we look at the best conception of his work – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. 638 more words