Reviews of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) and related work

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965Moving picture, 112 minutes)

Seen in 2015.

Significantly less clever and more overtly moralizing than later works in the franchise.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979Moving picture, 4.8 hours)

Seen in 2014.

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‣‣ Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011Moving picture, 122 minutes)

The domestic level of the drama is cliché. At least it’s allowed some impact. Alfredson, le Carré and van Hoytema make a good trio, but I prefer the TV version for its coldness.

References here: The Good Shepherd (2006).

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