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Interview: Gary Oldman not spooked by Guinness's Smiley

In Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of John le Carré's 1974 Cold War espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Gary Oldman plays the iconic spy George Smiley.
Spy vs. spy
By PATRICK MCGAVIN  |  December 16, 2011

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Aside from the obvious differences — a knack for Quidditch for example — George Smiley might be considered the Cold War equivalent of Harry Potter.
Alfredson tinkers with le Carré's spy classic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 16, 2011

Lawton and le Carré share their information

Information is dangerous currency.
Data basics
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 08, 2010

Spy games

The gray afternoon, the loveless assignation, the endless bureaucracy.
Alan Furst’s “Night Soldiers” novels
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 09, 2008

Doomed romance

Graham Greene and John le Carré have long cornered the market on tales of gray, dour espionage mandarins who, with inevitably tragic results, feel their lives revitalized by a taste of romantic love.
Or, the spy who loved her  
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  March 15, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
By  |  January 18, 2006