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Film, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy": An Atmospheric Return to the Cold War

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy": An Atmospheric Return to the Cold War

John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the 1974 spy novel generally regarded as the writer's finest, is predicated on a pair of enigmatic personalities: the colorless bureaucratic master-spook George Smiley and the double agent the Soviets have planted near…
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Film, Low Yield

Low Yield

At the opening of The Constant Gardener, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' adaptation of the novel by John le Carré, we hear a conversation before we see it. The screen remains black, still running credits, as a man and a woman…
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