Monday, 15 August 2011
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)
Proponents of the theory that the librarian archetype is always negatively portrayed on-screen will find rich pickings here. The hunched, ugly, frumpy and frowning archivist with glasses the size of saucers keeps a watchful eye from behind a table littered with library stamps and ledgers (a more attractive encardiganed blonde shelves folders). The regulations tacked to the back of the door are torn, the light is dim, the air is dusty. And you can steal top-secret folders, just like that.
If you want to read my thoughts on the 2011 film version of Le Carré's book, follow the link at right, or click here.