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5.0 out of 5 stars Hallelujah - Smiley on DVD, 7 July 2003
This review is from: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [1979] (DVD)
The only mystery bigger than the one facing the Circus in this magnificent production was "why on earth isn't it available on DVD?"
Mystery solved, or at least nullified. At last the disk is with us, a high quality transfer of - let's be frank - ageing source material, and with a very tasty autobiographical documentary on the author thrown in. And watching it again, after a gap of many years, I'm struck by how stunningly good it is. The acting - faultless. The screenplay - tweaked to good effect only at a few points to ensure the book is rendered as effectively as possible. The cinematography captures the mood perfectly.
And then, of course, there's Alec Guiness. Were a part and an actor ever better matched?
So thanks, Beeb, and roll on Smiley's People and A Perfect Spy...
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