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I saw this film Fri. night and would like to discuss it with anyone else who has seen it.
1 posted on 01/07/2012 8:04:02 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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I hope this does not win any big awards. I thought this film was pretty bad, and so did everyone who saw it with me. Forget about answering the question about who was the spy. Who was dead? Who was alive? Who is a homosexual? Who is bisexual? Who is a lesbian?

I was disappointed in this film because the trailers had all looked interesting and I was reeally looking forward to it. What a waste of talent! And a waste of my time!


2 posted on 01/07/2012 8:08:19 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Just saw it. One-and-a-half stars. Too many subplots, too many layers, no character development, too slow (could have used the time to develop characters). I was looking forward to it, but was a great disappointment.
6 posted on 01/07/2012 8:18:37 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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I liked this motion picture very much and think it deserves Oscar nominations. This is on my best film list for last year.

A lot of people that I know did not like it at all.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 8:27:52 PM PST by moviefan8
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I read the novel by John le Carré many years ago. I read most his novels, and found them boring - no action. They were all somewhat confusing in identifying the characters in my opinion. I finally gave up and started reading Robert Ludlum.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 8:28:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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How does it compare with the TV series? I’m going to guess that the TV series is better.


13 posted on 01/07/2012 8:45:28 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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****Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy****

I believe this movie was done for TV about 25 years ago with Alec Guinness as George Smiley.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 8:46:34 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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I certainly don’t agree with The Guardian that we are encouraged to see our side and their side as equivalent. That is more true in later le Carre works.

The mole is shown at the end saying he had to make a choice, and he made an aesthetic choice. Not moral, not philosophical, not political, not patriotic. Aesthetic. To me that was one of the most degenerate statements I ever heard.

In the book, the loyalty to country and to freedom, and the disdain for communism, are even more emphatic, but they were there in the movie too.


25 posted on 01/08/2012 3:05:30 AM PST by firebrand
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Haven’t seen the film yet, but I can’t imagine it being that good, only because there’s too much story to stuff into two hours. I highly recommend the 1979 mini-series, with Alec Guiness as George Smiley:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080297/


26 posted on 01/08/2012 5:36:53 AM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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