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A Endlessly Rich 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

The new screen adaptation of John le Carre's Cold War spy novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, addresses a simple question: Is there a Soviet secret agent at the very highest echelons of British intelligence? Getting to the answer is brilliantly complex.
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DVD Picks: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Bob Mondello recommends the original BBC miniseries of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, ahead of the new film.
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Dustin Lance Black: Crafting The Story Of 'J. Edgar'

The recent film portrays former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a man who had to keep his sexual orientation a secret — while collecting other people's secrets to use against them. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black explains how he researched the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Pauline Kael's Legacy Built By Straying From Herd

Longtime New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael was famous for her scathing, but honest movie reviews. A new biography chronicles her career, her personal life and her impact on movies.
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Freud, Jung And What Went Wrong

For years, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud were close friends and collaborators, but they had a falling out that ultimately ended their relationship. Turns out, there was a woman involved. That story is the subject of a new film.
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Gary Oldman Steps Into A Spymaster's Shoes

In a new film based on John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the veteran actor reinvents an iconic character — and finds a darker George Smiley than the one Alec Guinness created for British TV.

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