Smiley's People ()

directed by Simon Langton
featuring Alec Guinness, Vass Anderson, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Bate, Andrew Bradford

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A sequel to 1980's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, this BBC miniseries once again focuses on British spy George Smiley (Sir Alec Guinness), once again called out of retirement, this time by the fussy Oliver Lacon Anthony Bate, to deal with a scandal in the British spy establishment. An ex-Russian general and British spy (Curt Jurgens) is found brutally murdered in a London park after frantically contacting the British Secret Service. His cryptic message: "Tell Max it concerns the Sandman." It seems that the general and his ...

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Jun 20, 2013

Alsc Guinness at his best!

Wonderful stuff! This is great writing and acting, not to be missed.


Apr 28, 2013

Smiley's People: Or, Spys Are Us

Tinker, Tailor set an impossibly high standard for a well acted, suspenseful character study of the spy world. Yet, Smiley's People, with Sir Alec Guinness reprising his role as George Smiley does not disappoint. Many questions left unanswered in the earlier film are addressed here, but mysteries of human nature successfully resist full disclosure; deeper themes of motivation and betrayal continue to intrigue us.
Guinness simply owns the part of Smiley, to the point of finding it hard to imagine him acting the many other roles he gave us over a long and distinguished career. Supporting roles are superbly developed as well in this paean to a world, nearly forgotten, we seem to have rediscovered again.


Nov 5, 2009

second set of mini series

This is the second of the BBC mini series and this one is as great as the first installment. There is nothing more to say than it is great.

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