SCENE & HEARD: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

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As a natural corollary to my take on Tinker,


MOVIE REVIEW: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Film: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy

Those in America will have the benefit of watching this without the shadow of a masterly 1970s adaptation by the BBC clouding their vision. For many in Europe, Alec Guinness (he of Obi-Wan fame) had turned in the definitive portrayal of John Le Carré’s fabled spy creation George Smiley, so much so that even a respected and versatile actor such as Gary Oldman had his work cut out. Oldman has, however, proved a reliable and deserving choice for the part, turning in an outstanding performance …

MOVIE TRAILER: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Before Michael Bay made it a pre-requisite that every action film be as outrageous as possible, there used to be a fine art in filmmaking known as “spy films.” Sure a few good ones have come in recent years, but as a whole, the craft of subtlety has not exactly been a hit in recent pop culture.

This will (hopefully) change later this year when Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy arrives in theaters. Directed by a man I would honestly bow to, Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In), the film stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and …