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‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ / ‘The Spy Who Came In From the Cold’

Tomas Alfredson’s long-awaited, star-studded adaptation of John le Carré’s famed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has begun to creep into North American theaters a couple of months following its UK debut, bringing with it heaps of awards buzz and the hope that it will live up to Alfredson’s breakout feature, Let the Right One In. We’re joined by UK correspondent John McEntee, with whom we’ll also discuss director Martin Ritt’s 1965 film version of another le Carré book, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, available in a lovely Criterion edition.

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Playlist:

A-Frames – “Spy Satellite”

The Greenhornes – “Lies”

Case Studies – “Lies”


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