In our second article that deals with the Cold War, we look at the follow up to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In Smiley’s People Alec Guinness returns as the eponymous spymaster who travels through Europe to track down the elusive Karla.
In light of Atomic Blonde’s return to the Cold War, a look back at one of
the BBC’s greatest achievements, the miniseries Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy. Based on John le Carré’s classic novel, it still persuasively shows that
a secret service reveals a nation’s true character.
A documentary on a strange pulp genre reveals the strong lure of the dark aesthetics of fascism, and the complexity of dealing with the holocaust in fiction and popular culture.
Un Homme Qui Dort is grounded in a lethargic state realizing that the world can not be changed. But his stagnation and wish to dissolve feels all the more contemporary in a time where reality seems to have tightened its grip.