History Film / TinkerTailorSoldierSpy

29th Apr '16 8:47:14 AM moloch
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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:At the end, Julio Iglesias perky cover of 'La Mer' plays as a montage of the Christmas party, Bill Haydon being shot by Jim Prideaux, a distraught Ricki Tarr looking in a shop window and Smiley ascending the stairs of the Circus to take his place as head of MI6]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:At the end, Julio Iglesias perky cover of 'La Mer' plays as a montage of the Christmas party, Bill Haydon being shot by Jim Prideaux, a distraught Ricki Tarr looking in a shop window and Smiley ascending the stairs of the Circus to take his place as head of MI6]].[[SecretIntelligenceService the Circus]]]].
20th Mar '16 3:11:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* MoscowCentre: The film's BiggerBad. The film revolves around ferreting out their agent(s) in the Circus, but their personnel are decidedly peripheral, acting mainly as puppetmasters.
29th Aug '15 12:30:26 PM bt8257
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!! '''''Tinker, Tailor, Troper, Spy''''':



* BoomHeadshot: The fates of [[spoiler: Irina and Haydon. Though Haydon's is [[PrettyLittleHeadShots more of a "pop" than a "boom"]]]].

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* BoomHeadshot: The fates of [[spoiler: Irina and Haydon. Though Haydon's is [[PrettyLittleHeadShots [[PrettyLittleHeadshots more of a "pop" than a "boom"]]]].
2nd Jun '15 8:17:16 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy''''' is an espionage thriller directed by [[LetTheRightOneIn Tomas Alfredson]] and adapted from the JohnLeCarre novel of the same name, the first in TheQuestForKarla trilogy. The film was released in September, 2011.

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'''''Tinker, ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy''''' Spy'' is an espionage thriller directed by [[LetTheRightOneIn Tomas Alfredson]] Alfredson and adapted from the JohnLeCarre novel of the same name, the first in TheQuestForKarla ''Literature/TheQuestForKarla'' trilogy. The film was released in September, 2011.



The film has been a financial success and a critical darling, garnering a slew of nods from the UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}s and the British Independent Film Awards. GaryOldman received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the adapted screenplay and original score are nominated as well. Both Gary Oldman and Tomas Alfredson have expressed a willingness to return for a sequel based on ''Smiley's People'', the third book in Le Carre's TheQuestForKarla trilogy [[note]]the 1980s miniseries also skipped over the second book, ''The Honourable Schoolboy'', which would require some expensive location filming[[/note]].

The page for the original novel (and the rest of the trilogy) can be found [[TheQuestForKarla here]]; the BBC miniseries starring AlecGuinness as George Smiley are [[Series/TheQuestForKarla here]].

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The film has been a financial success and a critical darling, garnering a slew of nods from the UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}s and the British Independent Film Awards. GaryOldman Creator/GaryOldman received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the adapted screenplay and original score are nominated as well. Both Gary Oldman and Tomas Alfredson have expressed a willingness to return for a sequel based on ''Smiley's People'', the third book in Le Carre's TheQuestForKarla ''Literature/TheQuestForKarla'' trilogy [[note]]the 1980s miniseries also skipped over the second book, ''The Honourable Schoolboy'', which would require some expensive location filming[[/note]].

The page for the original novel (and the rest of the trilogy) can be found [[TheQuestForKarla [[Literature/TheQuestForKarla here]]; the BBC miniseries starring AlecGuinness Creator/AlecGuinness as George Smiley are [[Series/TheQuestForKarla here]].
2nd Jun '15 8:16:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
2nd Jun '15 8:15:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: It seems that John Hurt [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour always had a lot of experience]] [[Film/VForVendetta with British political extremes and secret services]].

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* ActorAllusion: It seems that John Hurt [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour always had a lot of experience]] [[Film/VForVendetta with British political extremes and secret services]].
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* AllStarCast



* DyeingForYourArt: Oldman's hair (lighter) and waistline (heavier).
** BenedictCumberbatch as well - Guillam's hair is blonde, while Mr. Cumberbatch is naturally a ginger.
20th Apr '15 1:32:15 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar

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* ColdWarUsefulNotes/ColdWar
13th Apr '15 3:42:03 AM unclejack
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Set in the 1970s, George Smiley (Creator/GaryOldman), once a master spy for "[[SecretIntelligenceService the Circus]]", is [[MandatoryUnretirement pulled out of retirement]] by his former colleague Peter Guillam (Creator/BenedictCumberbatch) for {{one last job}}: rooting out a Russian mole from [[MoleInCharge among the upper echelon of the Circus' leadership]]. To do so, Smiley must dig into some of the most dramatic incidents in recent Circus history: the tale of AWOL spy Ricki Tarr (Creator/TomHardy), the ousting of former chief "Control" (Creator/JohnHurt), the leadership coup that put Percy Alleline (Toby Jones) in the top job, a botched operation in Hungary that resulted in the public wounding and capture of Jim Prideaux (MarkStrong), a covert intelligence source code-named "Witchcraft", and even the persistent rumours that Circus officer Bill Haydon (Creator/ColinFirth) has been having an affair with Smiley's wife. All this leads to a wider conspiracy that Smiley must unravel before the Russian spymaster known as Karla uses it to destroy the Circus.

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Set in the 1970s, George Smiley (Creator/GaryOldman), once a master spy for "[[SecretIntelligenceService the Circus]]", is [[MandatoryUnretirement pulled out of retirement]] by his former colleague Peter Guillam (Creator/BenedictCumberbatch) for {{one last job}}: rooting out a Russian mole from [[MoleInCharge among the upper echelon of the Circus' leadership]]. To do so, Smiley must dig into some of the most dramatic incidents in recent Circus history: the tale of AWOL spy Ricki Tarr (Creator/TomHardy), the ousting of former chief "Control" (Creator/JohnHurt), the leadership coup that put Percy Alleline (Toby Jones) (Creator/TobyJones) in the top job, a botched operation in Hungary that resulted in the public wounding and capture of Jim Prideaux (MarkStrong), a covert intelligence source code-named "Witchcraft", and even the persistent rumours that Circus officer Bill Haydon (Creator/ColinFirth) has been having an affair with Smiley's wife. All this leads to a wider conspiracy that Smiley must unravel before the Russian spymaster known as Karla uses it to destroy the Circus.
10th Jan '15 1:36:17 PM TheUnsquished
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The film has been a financial success and a critical darling, garnering a slew of nods from the {{BAFTA}}s and the British Independent Film Awards. GaryOldman received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the adapted screenplay and original score are nominated as well. Both Gary Oldman and Tomas Alfredson have expressed a willingness to return for a sequel based on ''Smiley's People'', the third book in Le Carre's TheQuestForKarla trilogy [[note]]the 1980s miniseries also skipped over the second book, ''The Honourable Schoolboy'', which would require some expensive location filming[[/note]].

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The film has been a financial success and a critical darling, garnering a slew of nods from the {{BAFTA}}s UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}s and the British Independent Film Awards. GaryOldman received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the adapted screenplay and original score are nominated as well. Both Gary Oldman and Tomas Alfredson have expressed a willingness to return for a sequel based on ''Smiley's People'', the third book in Le Carre's TheQuestForKarla trilogy [[note]]the 1980s miniseries also skipped over the second book, ''The Honourable Schoolboy'', which would require some expensive location filming[[/note]].
22nd Dec '14 10:32:46 PM samfnz
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* PunchClockVillain: During Prideaux' sonic torture by the Soviets, where he's being blasted with random noise and shrieking through headphones (possibly for hours or days on end), there's a trim, nondescript middle-aged woman sitting by the tape recorder, presumably in charge of it; she's flicking aimlessly through the newspaper to pass the time.
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