TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
The Looking Glass War (1970) was the final theatrical feature film adaptation of a John le Carré novel for around fifteen years until The Little Drummer Girl (1984). There was no cinema movie adaptation of a John le Carré novel that debuted during the 1970s decade, though there was this TV mini-series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), which was made and first ... ...
I still believe the secret services are the only real expression of a nation's character.
During the outdoor daytime scene where Smiley converses with Prideaux, they are tracked by the camera as they walk across a field. At one point, when they are nearest the camera, the shadows of some crew members are just about visible on Prideaux's coat.
In the closing credits, the church prayer "Nunc dimittis" is played. This prayer describes Simeon's wish to depart this world after having witnessed the newborn Messiah. In context, this theme is used to bid farewell to the viewer.
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