Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

I went to a Variety screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, something I was looking forward to seeing. Unfortunately, running on only four hours’ sleep from the night before, I nodded off at one point in the movie—lots of men talking in low tones did the trick—and when I woke, I had no idea what was going on. I heard that people who stayed awake thought it was dense, so although I pried open my eyes Clockwork Orange-style for the rest of the two hours+, I was too lost to review it properly.

But the evening wasn’t lost, as my boyf Oscar-winner Colin Firth was there to do Q&A, along with Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), co-screenwriter Peter Straughan (he and Bridget O’Connor adapted the John le Carré novel), and cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema. Since I’m not reviewing, I’ll just throw up a couple of pictures and call it a day. Enjoy!

Oldman & Firth

Firth & Strong



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    December 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Talk about close! Geez! Sitting at his feet, were you?

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      December 8, 2011 at 1:07 am

      Nope, in his lap. When I wasn’t taking pictures, that is.

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    Shell Sherree
    December 8, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Feel free to fall asleep anytime if images like this are the reward, PCN. {I’ve been wanting to work on strengthening my neural pathways, so this looks a much better way than Sudoku.} Thank you for the photos-in-lieu. Gratefully accepted.

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    December 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Photos work just fine for me!

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    Sabrina Ogden
    December 8, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Very nice!

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    Naomi Johnson
    December 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I’m trying to think of any movie based on a Le Carre book that wasn’t soporific… Nope, they all put me to sleep (even the one with Pierce Brosnan).

    But at least you were awake enough to appreciate The Firth in person! Nice pix!

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    Pop Culture Nerd
    December 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Shell—I should fall asleep right now and see if Daniel Craig shows up when I wake.

    Jann—Glad you enjoy the view.

    Sabrina—I agree!

    Naomi—Good to hear I’m not the only one who falls asleep. But once Firth came out, I was FULLY awake. Not sure I even blinked for a half hour.

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    jenn aka the picky girl
    December 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Yum. Yum. Yum. I almost bought this book last night. They have a new edition that has a fantastic cover.

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    Laura Benedict
    December 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I would’ve just been sitting there, unable to do anything except grin like a monkey. You are an awesome photo ninja!!!

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