There’s a few films that Sound On Sight had been extremely proud of discovering before other film review sites such as Dogtooth, The Hurt Locker and The Loved Ones. Another great discovery was Tomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In, a horror film of near universal appeal, and already a classic. Now the Swedish director is back with his new film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is based on John Le Carré’s best selling spy novel. Boasting a strong cast, including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt and Mark Strong, and already a great story adapted by my new favourite director, puts this at the top of my “must see list”. It is also should be noted that the trailer showcases the beautiful cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema who also worked on Let The Right One In.
About the Title:
Control, the Circus Chief, assigns the code names “Tinker”, “Tailor”, “Soldier”, “Poorman” and “Beggarman” to various senior intelligence officers under suspicion of being a Soviet mole. The names are derived from the English children’s rhyme “Tinker, Tailor”. In the book, “Sailor” is not used as it sounds too much like “Tailor” and “Rich Man” is not used as it is not a single word. “Thief” is also not used.