The Film Adaptations of John le Carré
On December 12, a man called David Cornwell passed away in the English countryside. He was 89 and worked under the alias John le Carré, a pen name that added a mysterious and sophisticated aura to 60 years of spy novels that were often quietly hellbent on demystifying the very genre he mastered.
In his honor, we watched the following film adaptations:
- The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965)
- The Deadly Affair (1967)
- The Russia House (1990)
- The Tailor of Panama (2001)
- The Constant Gardener (2005)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
our favorite movies
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