TGB Breakdown Ep 11: Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Guest: Peter S. Hall)

February 1, 2013

TGB Breakdown Ep 11: Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

On this episode of The Golden Briefcase Breakdown, hosts Tim & Jeremy are joined by guest Peter S. Hall of for a spoiler-filled discussion on Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's 2011 adaptation of John le Carré's novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, featuring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. The main purpose of Breakdown episodes is to to ponder, discuss and challenge the films that we feel often need more than just a simple review. We breakdown the film to discuss plots and theories in order to better understand the director's vision and hopefully challenge our listeners at home to re-evaluate the way they watch cinema.

Extra episodes of TGB Breakdown will be arriving about every month, and will appear here in addition to all of our regular weekly Golden Briefcase episodes. Beware - every episode of TGB Breakdown will contain SPOILERS for the film in discussion (this one about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). You've been WARNED!

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The Movie:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - Directed by Tomas Alfredson

Our Guest:

Peter S. Hall: @PeterSHall

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Tim Buel: @timbuel
Jeremy Kirk: @JeremyKKirk

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1 Comment


Thanks fellas. I appreciate your hard work. TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY is one of my all-time favorite espionage films. The book(s) are really well done too.

DAVIDPD on Feb 2, 2013

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