History Film / TinkerTailorSoldierSpy

1st Feb '18 5:11:00 PM nombretomado
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* BlatantLies: TheMole's confession is bullshit. We never really learn why he joined MoscowCentre.

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* BlatantLies: TheMole's confession is bullshit. We never really learn why he joined MoscowCentre.UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre.
26th Jan '18 9:53:51 PM JackG
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* OhCrap: A mutual one when Jim realises he's been LuredIntoATrap, and his contact's smile slips when he realises that Jim has realised this. Things quickly go from BadToWorse.

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* OhCrap: A mutual one when Jim realises he's been LuredIntoATrap, and his contact's smile slips when he realises that Jim has realised this. Things quickly go from BadToWorse.FromBadToWorse.
26th Jan '18 9:53:35 PM JackG
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* OhCrap: A mutual one when Jim realises he's been LuredIntoATrap, and his contact's smile slips when he realises that Jim has realised this. Things quickly go from BadToWorse.
26th Jan '18 9:06:52 PM JackG
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* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: The first indication that Jim has walked into a trap is that the waiter is sweating so hard it drips on the table.
26th Jan '18 8:50:21 PM JackG
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:With the prettiest little tear of blood running down from the bullet hole just below Bill Haydon's completely intact eye]]. Averted when the next shot shows the body laying face down on the ground, and you can see who knows what through the huge gaping hole on the back of the skull.

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:With the prettiest little tear of blood running down from the bullet hole just below Bill Haydon's completely intact eye]]. Though possibly justified as a .22 subsonic round was used. Averted when the next shot shows the body laying face down on the ground, and you can see who knows what through the huge gaping hole on the back of the skull.
26th Jan '18 3:39:07 AM JackG
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* ItsNotWhatItLooksLike: At one stage it looks like Bill Hayden is TheMole because he came into the Circus already knowing about Jim Prideaux's capture. Smiley however points out that Hayden was having an affair with his wife, so would have found out when the duty officer called her and asked for Smiley. [[spoiler:Ironically Hayden is the mole, and was having an affair purely to muddy the waters in case Smiley accused him.]]


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* NotWhatItLooksLike: At one stage it looks like Bill Hayden is TheMole because he came into the Circus already knowing about Jim Prideaux's capture. Smiley however points out that Hayden was having an affair with his wife, so would have found out when the duty officer called her and asked for Smiley. [[spoiler:Ironically Hayden is the mole, and was having an affair purely to muddy the waters in case Smiley accused him.]]
26th Jan '18 3:38:19 AM JackG
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* ItsNotWhatItLooksLike: At one stage it looks like Bill Hayden is TheMole because he came into the Circus already knowing about Jim Prideaux's capture. Smiley however points out that Hayden was having an affair with his wife, so would have found out when the duty officer called her and asked for Smiley. [[spoiler:Ironically Hayden is the mole, and was having an affair purely to muddy the waters in case Smiley accused him.]]
25th Dec '17 5:38:53 PM NightShade96
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''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'' is an espionage thriller directed by Tomas Alfredson and adapted from the Creator/JohnLeCarre novel of the same name, the first in ''Literature/TheQuestForKarla'' trilogy. The film was released in September, 2011.

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''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'' is an espionage thriller directed by Tomas Alfredson Creator/TomasAlfredson and adapted from the Creator/JohnLeCarre novel of the same name, the first in ''Literature/TheQuestForKarla'' trilogy. The film was released in September, September 2011.
21st Nov '17 5:52:16 AM ashlay
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The mole has been outed and assassinated for his treachery, Smiley's wife has come home and, Smiley himself has been promoted to head of the Circus and has a new protege. However, three senior officers' careers are destroyed, with them having to live with the fact that they inadvertently helped the Russians. The head of Russian intelligence, Karla, is still out there. Irina was tortured and killed, with Ricki Tarr still none the wiser. Guillam has broken up with his boyfriend for the sake of his career. Prideaux has killed his best friend. Julio Iglesias' cover of "La Mer" further plays over the ending sequence, reinforcing the hollowness and melancholy that comes hand and hand with this seemingly triumphant moment.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The mole has been outed and assassinated for his treachery, Smiley's wife has come home and, Smiley himself has been promoted to head of the Circus and has a new protege. However, three senior officers' careers are destroyed, with them having to live with the fact that they inadvertently helped the Russians. The head of Russian intelligence, Karla, is still out there. Irina was tortured and killed, with Ricki Tarr still none the wiser. Guillam has broken up with his boyfriend for the sake of his career. Prideaux has killed his best friend. And, Julio Iglesias' cover of "La Mer" further plays over the ending sequence, reinforcing the hollowness and melancholy that comes hand and hand with this seemingly triumphant moment.]]
21st Nov '17 5:51:44 AM ashlay
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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Smiley.

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Smiley.Smiley turns out to be willing to be just as brutal and cruel as any other spy, despite his unassuming, quiet nature.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The mole has been outed and assassinated for his treachery, Smiley's wife has come home and he has been promoted to head of the Circus and has a new protege. But Irina was tortured and killed and Ricki Tarr is devastated. Prideaux has killed his best friend and three senior officers' careers are destroyed and they have to live with the fact that they inadvertently helped the Russians. Plus, there seems to be no indication that Guillam is going to get his boyfriend back, though he does appear quite happy to see Smiley be made chief in the final scene]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The mole has been outed and assassinated for his treachery, Smiley's wife has come home and he and, Smiley himself has been promoted to head of the Circus and has a new protege. But Irina was tortured and killed and Ricki Tarr is devastated. Prideaux has killed his best friend and However, three senior officers' careers are destroyed and they have destroyed, with them having to live with the fact that they inadvertently helped the Russians. Plus, there seems to be no indication that The head of Russian intelligence, Karla, is still out there. Irina was tortured and killed, with Ricki Tarr still none the wiser. Guillam is going to get has broken up with his boyfriend back, though he does appear quite happy to see Smiley be made chief in for the final scene]].sake of his career. Prideaux has killed his best friend. Julio Iglesias' cover of "La Mer" further plays over the ending sequence, reinforcing the hollowness and melancholy that comes hand and hand with this seemingly triumphant moment.]]
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