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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by txgolfpro:
Up with a sick baby, he fell asleep in my arms about 5:00am, couldn't risk putting him down, so I finally got to watch Tinker-Tailor.


Pro,

I hope your baby is better, and very soon.

I'm not sure you picked the best time to watch that movie. I would not want to watch it if I was tired.

Sound like it was serious, hope things are OK.

I do want to interject in here that there are only two great interpretations of Le Carre's books. One is the unbelievably great The Spy Who Came In From The Cold with Richard Burton. Burton at this point in his life simply occupies the role of the tired spy on one last mission.

The other is the BBC mini series of two of the Karla stories: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy followed with Smiley's People. After Alec Guinness' portrayal of George Smiley no actor should ever attempt the role again. In addition their 11 hour length allows for the telling of a typical complex Le Carre book. Highly recommended.

A runner up movie is the ignored, but excellent, Tailor of Panama with Pierce Bronson is his best performance to date.
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