Monday, December 26, 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Official US Trailer

For Christmas, my wife gave me the "Karla" espionage trilogy of novels starring George Smiley: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974), The Honourable Schoolboy (1977), and Smiley’s People (1980). And, having read Tinker, Tailor in a day-and-a-half, I am really looking forward to seeing the new film.

Here's the official description from the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy page on Facebook: Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government–which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI6, has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.

Related links:
Complete GEORGE SMILEY by John le Carré
John le Carré: “Tinker Tailor” the movie of a lifetime (Salon)
Video: The Genius of John le Carré (Focus Features)
John Le Carre Interview (two episodes) (CBC Radio)
INTERVIEW: John le Carre at 80: Finding out whether I can still write (Monsters & Critics)

No comments:

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.