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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy  (2011 - English)

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  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    Gary Oldman was offered a gray-haired
    wig to wear for his role, but declined it in favour of bleaching his hair for a
    more natural hairdo for a middle-aged
    persona like Smiley.

  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    John le Carré, author of the 'Tinker,
    Tailor, Soldier, Spy' novel, makes an
    appearance as a slightly drunken guest
    at the Christmas party.

  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    Michael Fassbender was originally cast
    as Ricki Tarr, but he had to back out
    because he was busy filming X-Men
    First Class and was replaced by Tom
    Hardy.

  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    The title of the film and its source novel
    is taken from an English children's
    rhyme 'Tinker, Tailor' that reads:
    "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man,
    Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief".

  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    The film took six months to edit.

  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    In the 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' novel,
    Jim Prideaux's mission took place in
    Czechoslovakia; in the film the mission
    takes place in Hungary. The change in
    location was because Hungary offers a
    20% tax reduction for film productions.

  • Sohel Aziz
    Sohel Azizwrote on 03 Sep 2012

    At the start of the movie, Control,
    played by John Hurt, signs a letter with
    a green pen. This is based on reality -
    traditionally the head of the Secret
    Intelligence Services or MI6 always
    uses a green pen to sign letters with a C.

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