Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

A perfect performance by Richard Burton as a weary cold-war era spy on one last mission for Queen and country. It's a slow-moving, calculated cynical thriller, beautifully directed by Martin Ritt. I can't believe I'd never seen this film before. I'd read the book and this is a perfect adaptation. Now I'm even more excited to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy this autumn.

1 comment:

  1. I too am surprised you had never seen it. It's so good, but because of the pacing it actually took me a while to actually appreciate it. I mean I saw it for the first time when I was younger. But it's so worth it. I too am excited for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"