Tag: John Le Carre

The Russia House and the Anti-Bond

The Russia House and the Anti-Bond

February 23, 2017 | By

Review of John le Carre’s spy thriller and romance The Russia House, released on Blu by Twilight Time, and a fascinating time capsule of glasnost Soviet Russia circa 1990 + some random thoughts on visiting East Berlin in 1989.

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BR: Russia House, The (1990)

BR: Russia House, The (1990)

February 23, 2017 | By

It’s worth pondering whether this particular adaptation of John le Carré’s novel would’ve been produced today, given there is no gunfire, no a single foot chase, car chase, murder, any act of violence, and the hero’s a sixtysomething heavy drinker who describes himself as ‘a disappointment’…

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CD: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

CD: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

February 16, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / T to U . Rating: Excellent Label: Silva Screen/ Released: September 19, 2011 Tracks & Album Length: 19 tracks / (59:31) . Special Notes: 8-page colour booklet. . Composer: Alberto Iglesias . . Review: The Cold War spy film is its own genre, less reliant on action, elaborate physical chase […]

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