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To: Red_Devil 232; afraidfortherepublic

***I read the novel by John le Carré many years ago. I read most his novels, and found them boring - no action.***

Years ago, 1966 to be exact, I saw THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a top notch movie made to show that spy work is not all James Bond. It is the only time I ever fell asleep while trying to watch it in the movie theater. Bo-ring.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 9:31:00 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Years ago, 1966 to be exact, I saw THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD... It is the only time I ever fell asleep while trying to watch it in the movie theater. Bo-ring.

Probably why it's never on T.V. Another successful Le Carre' snoozefest.

23 posted on 01/08/2012 1:46:41 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Years ago, 1966 to be exact, I saw THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a top notch movie made to show that spy work is not all James Bond. It is the only time I ever fell asleep while trying to watch it in the movie theater. Bo-ring.

That movie is a classic. It's probably Richard Burton's best performance. The rest of the cast, Claire Bloom, Oscar Werner, Peter Van Eyck; are all great as well. It really has several twists that make it difficult to figure out until the end.

The only problem with Le Carre is that he is one of those lefties who felt that all sides in the cold war were essentially the same.

29 posted on 01/09/2012 10:01:16 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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