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Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

Let's head off to see the film adaptation of master spy writer, John LeCarre's Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy!  Spys, Double Agents, John Hurt, Gary Oldman, and Colin Firth, this film should not disappoint.  Afterward we'll head to dinner - details to be announced soon.  If you do not plan on coming to dinner please make note of it in your RSVP so you don't get included in our reservation number.  Film starts at 4pm so we'll meet in the lobby at 3:45pm.


 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the long-awaited feature film version of John le Carré's classic bestselling thriller. The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th century continues to threaten international relations. Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries' espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. The head of the Circus, known as Control (John Hurt), personally sends dedicated operative Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) into Hungary. But Jim's mission goes bloodily awry, and Control is forced out of the Circus—as is his top lieutenant, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a career spy with razor-sharp senses. Estranged from his absent wife, Smiley is soon called in to see Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney), who tells him that he is to be rehired in secret. There is a gnawing fear that the Circus has long been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets, jeopardizing England. Supported by younger agent Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch), Smiley pores over Circus activities past and present, trying to find the mole. Also starring Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Toby Jones, Kathy Burke and Ciarán Hinds. Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In).

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Meetup Fee is $1 due to Organizer at event. 

See you at the movies!

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  • Susan M.

    Great film - Oldman is brilliant. I had also read the books and seen the Alec Guiness series on pbs (decades ago) so may have had a littler easier time following the plot - all in all we loved TTSS - my husband (who was introduced to Smiley and the gang with this film) also thought it was terrific. Another great choice from Juli and Jeff -thank you!

    January 10, 2012

  • Diana

    Attended, but missed the "attended" roster, due to my late sign up? Anyway... I concur, the movie was hard to follow, especially with the beginnings of a wicked cold! The food afterwards was excellent and the discussion excellent. ;)

    January 9, 2012

  • Tarryn

    It was hard for me to follow, but it was well-acted. Meeting the group for the first time was great, and I enjoyed the discussion and delicious meal afterwards. Look forward to more films with ths group!

    January 9, 2012

  • Barb

    Movie was convoluted but enjoyable. I enjoyed the movie and the people. Thanks Julie!

    January 9, 2012

  • Nicki

    I am so so sorry I couldn't make this. Went snowshoeing yesterday and my friends through me a mini-surprise birthday party. Had no idea that was going to happen so that is why I didn't make it. Not one to stand people up so my apologies. Would love to hear how the movie was!!

    January 9, 2012

  • Orson

    Roger Ebert has some interesting thoughts concerning declining Hollywood BO revenue - absence of good scripts (Indie sector co-opted?), and underserved audience interest outside the Hollywood blockbusters (and a few more reasons). But I cannot post it to "Discussions." Perhaps group leaders will see to the slack?

    January 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paige - Welcome! Just buy your ticket at 3:45pm and you should be fine. Sometimes, if its opening night, I'll suggest you buy it before hand, but that shouldn't be a problem with this film.

    January 2, 2012

  • Paige

    Hi, I've never been to a meetup with this group before. Should I buy a ticket to the movie before hand? Or just buy it when we meet at 3:45? Thanks!

    January 2, 2012

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