Nearly three decades ago, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the U.S.S.R., John le Carré retired his greatest character, the potbellied English intelligence agent George Smiley, and turned away from Cold War, great-game spy novels toward one-off thrillers about gangsters, terrorists, and arms dealers. But
Tomas Alfredson directed "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," the first adaptation of the John le Carré book since the 1979 TV mini-series starring Sir Alec Guinness. The new movie stars Gary Oldman as iconic spy character George Smiley.
November 9, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War barrier that divided East and West Berlin for nearly three decades. The wall was torn down after Communism collapsed in 1989. During the summer...
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The man who inspired author John le Carré’s most famous character, George Smiley, says he completely disagreed with the author’s portrayal of the British intelligence service MI5 during the Cold War.