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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. TV played a central role in shaping my tastes in all things cultural and especially around the late. 70s and early 80s. It fostered an. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY. Screenplay by. BRIDGET O'CONNOR & PETER STRAUGHAN. Based on the novel by John le Carré. ings of the profession is John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor,. Soldier, Spy, which, since it was published in , has been adapted to television, film, and two BBC.

George, get in here! Report by Soviet high command on their recent naval exercises in the Black Sea, just what the Admiralty has been begging us for some information on Smiley: Where did you get this? Control: I didn't. Percy and his little cabal walked in with it. Esterhase: Look, Control Control: Shut up! Haydon: [flicking through document, casually. It just could be the real thing. Smiley: If it's genuine it's gold dust.

But its topicality makes it suspect.

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Control: Smiley is suspicious, Percy! Smiley: Where did it come from? What's the access? Alleline: A new secret source of mine. Smiley: But how could he possibly have access- Alleline: He has access to the most sensitive levels of policy making.

We've named the operation 'Witchcraft. Gone straight to the minister. Percy has been allowed to keep the identity of his new friend TOP secret. Alleline: The minister agrees with me that too many secrets are blown around here.

Too much failure, too many scandals, too little solid intelligence. Bland: Percy does have a point, Control; we should be fighting Communism, not each other.

Alleline: No, we're losing our reputation, our partners- Control: Your bloody Yanks! Alleline: -and we've had enough! There's going to be changes.

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Esterhase: We need to decide if we want to be part of the past or part of the future. Control: I should have left you where I found you.

Esterhase: Look-! All: Control-! Control: OUT! Control glares at Haydon until he too exits, leaving only Smiley and Control. She doesn't deserve you, George. Not one hair on your head.

Smiley: You left the circus around the same time as Control and I. Connie: I didn't leave, I was dismissed; chucked out on the rubbish heap.

Connie: [In response to Smiley's questioning. Old circus is gone, anyway. Jim Prideaux and Bill Haydon, of course - the inseparables. There's Control himself. All my boys, all my lovely boys. That was a good time, George. Smiley: It was the war, Connie. Connie: A real war. Englishman could be proud, then. There is a mole Tufty Thesinger: [Drunkenly. London station has been onto me, wondering what the hell it is you're doing. Ricky Tarr: [Stops typing, turns slowly. George Smiley: And that's how I know he can be beaten.

Because he's a fanatic. The Minister: Witchcraft's information is genuine! It's been gold! George Smiley: It's just enough glitter amongst the chicken-feed. Control didn't believe in miracles, and he didn't believe in Witchcraft.

But you were lazy, and you were greedy, and so you forced him out of the Circus and you let Karla in. Smiley: Did Karla intend you to be the Chief of the Circus?

Haydon: I'm not his bloody office-boy!

Smiley: [Raises voice. I'm a man who's made his mark. Smiley: Is there anything you would like me to pass on to Ann?

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Haydon: That was nothing personal, George. You have to understand. Karla said that you were good; the one we had to worry about. If I were to known as Ann's lover, he'd figure that you wouldn't be able to see me straight. Some Circus personnel who know about the investigation are put in the position of having to steal the information that Smiley needs.

Smiley is methodical in his research, paying attention to missing information and to inconsistencies and contradictions. Le Carre slowly develops his characters, in many cases letting the reader figure out some of their roles and other identities before he reveals them in the story.

For example, Operation Testify isn't introduced until late in the book, but details of the events are referred to throughout the novel. Jim Prideaux is introduced in the first chapter, but it isn't until later in the book that Smiley finds out where he is and the reader's suspicions of who he is are confirmed. This style of writing adds to the suspense of the novel as the reader trys to figure out the details before Le Carre explains them.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is one of a series of books about the Soviet master spy, Karla, who has made a career of making life difficult for the British. The book is a part of what is knows as The Karla Trilogy. It is a thrilling book that is hard for the reader to put down. To this end, spies and queers in the espionage genre each embody forms of secrecy and double agency that compel further analysis. With alleged reflective, opaque, ambiguous, untrustworthy and hyper-vigi- lant character, where secrecy, lying, deflection, manipulation, duplicity and a penchant for sabotage and destruction meet, the spy and the queer are historically coupled through such characterizations.

Covering, the imperative to pass as undetectable, is the most important capacity that the queer and the spy share. When doubled in the figure of the queer spy, the potential for mystery, enigma, perplexity and paradox opens within the genre. Within this rhetorical proximity a key reason for the preponderance of queers in the espionage genre and the largely uncharted histories it defines appears.

Within this backward looking aesthetic context another example of queer nostalgia also appears. Handled similarly to the novel, the scene is quite different from the miniseries, where the queer elements are downplayed in favour of the significantly heightened sexuality of Connie towards George.

Here she describes her feelings in the miniseries, a scene that varies only slightly from novel and film: Poor loves. Trained to empire. Trained to rule the waves.

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Englishmen could be proud then. They could George. All gone. Taken away. There is a pause as George stands and moves towards the door. I want to remember you just as you were.

My lovely, lovely, boys. The door clicks and Connie is alone again. Connie then recounts having recently met a former history teacher in the street, who asked after Bill: He then mentions Jim: Readers are meant to infer to what the unspeak- able and yet acknowledged refers.

Conversely, when Connie brings out the photograph in the film, it has been altered to represent only Jim and Bill, athletically dressed with dishevelled looks and arms draped over each other.

Heads pressed closely together they both smile widely. A similar photograph, presumably taken the same day, appears after Jim is shot. As Connie retrieves this scene from memory, its queer contours are enhanced.

The photograph is also important as an arc into the following scene of the film, the Circus Christmas party, where key events change the course of www. The Christmas party flashbacks occur only in the film and are replete with loss, with Bill Haydon at the centre in each instance.

What is the nature of this betrayal? That they were close everyone in all versions of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy knows. Reference to their relation- ship at Circus is described in several ways, each expressing something beyond what the words state, such as the following from the film: In none of the genres does their relationship remain secret, but each emphasizes it differently.

For example, the novel and miniseries include a clarifying car scene where Smiley forces the issue with Jim. Smiley is seeking to learn if Jim knew that Bill was the mole all along, if their intimacy extended to such secrets.

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He asks about their time at Oxford and whether Jim remembers something that he once put to paper about Bill. Jim says no, but Smiley, in the miniseries played by Alec Guinness, can recite it word for word: Between us we make one marvelous man.

He asks nothing better than to be in my company or that of my wicked divine friends. And I am vastly tick- led by the compliment.

He is about eight feet tall and built by the same firm that built Stonehenge. Irvin Jim responds with irritation: But he has resigned and Smiley understands. This scene is not in the film but is, arguably, replaced by the Christmas party, which does its work. The Christmas party resurfaces in the final moments of the film to reveal the betrayal and its meaning through a montage of abbreviated vignettes.

It is classic French song, itself adapted multiple times, and with orchestral support and brassy crescendos it is upbeat and triumphant.

In the final flashback to the Christmas party, Jim sits alone at the periphery, dejected and staring at the floor. Bill appears carry- ing two drinks, walks towards Jim, and their eyes meet. Bill then smiles impishly, turns and walks away. Jim is crestfallen. But a look of determination also appears, and viewers learn why in the second scene of the montage. In this vignette it is daytime, and he stands outside. From a distance Jim approaches with a rifle slung across his body.

He arrives at the edge of a stand of trees and raises the rifle just as Bill notices him.

They acknowledge each other briefly, and Bill is shot through the cheek, a drop of blood forming a tear on his face. The camera turns back towards Jim to reveal a parallel tear running down his face Figure 2. By comparison, the miniseries and novel construct the ending quite differ- ently. In the miniseries the assassination scene happens in very intimate prox- imity with Jim leaning over Bill, who sits on a bench outside at night while captive at Sarratt. Once the betrayal is confirmed, Jim uses a knifehand strike to the neck to kill Bill.

There is mention of the Russians, but the question is left open. In novel, miniseries and film a known traitor is assassinated — and a national betrayal redressed. For the film, the hint becomes fact. At the scene of the assassination Jim is never close to Bill, whom he views through the scope of a rifle, only lifting his head briefly when Bill notices him.

It is revenge — but the proceeding montage clarifies the form betrayal has taken. To repeat the above description of the vignettes more fully: A traitor is assassinated, but more importantly a lover is murdered.

Aptly describing the primary dilemma that his fictional spies must negotiate, and arguably fail at, what remains in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are humans attempting to seek meaning in their lives. Alfredson is correct to identify this nostalgic core in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and his film emphasizes it above other adaptations.

The final montage repeats the injuries of love lost for each of the main characters. Even for Smiley — the sole character allowed to go home — this return is fraught.

But it is a queer longing at the heart of the montage that generates the affective constellation that all characters are left to negotiate after Bill is assassinated.

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy queer nostalgia does not long for a past prior to queer subjectiv- ity.He must work outside of official channels since he is officially retired. The screenplay is quite a good piece of writing that can be read as a novel.

Who is this guy? Esterhase: Look-! Smiley talks tough. Use my lighter. Readers will not regret reading this book. Almost every page is packed with suspense and action. Bill Haydon: Well, I'm not bloody chaining it up outside. Purge after purge.

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