“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” Movie – Coming 2011 – THE HORROR!

I’ve had the very distressing news that John LeCarre’s classic spy novel “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” is going to be made into a move. With Gary Oldman playing Smiley!?

I can’t be alone in this, in thinking that it’s the worst idea since Gwedo shooting first (thanks Mr Smith).

I mean the BBC struggled to get the book into 6 hours of television and it was superb. So how the hell is Alfred Alfredson going to hatchet it down into 2 hours or so? Presumably by removing all the “plot”.

I guess Le Carre is after some of that proverbial “fat movie cash” while he still can enjoy it. But really, Tinker Tailor is a classic book and TV Series. I doubt that even the usually superb Gary Oldman could ever eclipse the stellar performance Alec Guinness in the role of George Smiley.

Clearly a lot of people think I’m wrong. Well, I guess we’ll see when the reviews start coming. But remember what “A Constant Gardener” ended up like; compared to “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s