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Forgotten Cinema: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

The Mikes are trying to figure out who the mole in the "Circus" is along with George Smiley in the 2011 spy-drama Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, starring Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and other well-known British actors.


Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss how the film is very much a modern take on a spy film audiences would experience in the mid 70s/early 80s; from the slow pacing, purposeful dialogue, to the grey unsaturated grit, this film not only takes place during the Cold War in the 70's, but feels like that cinematically as well.


The Mikes also talk characters, from Oldman's fantastic turn as Smiley, Strong's broken ex-spy Jim Prideaux, to Hardy's Ricki Tarr and his purpose in the story.

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema.

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