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Decode the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Poster

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 19, 2011 at 4:35AM

Appropriately enough for a spy thriller about deciphering codes, this Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster asks you to find clues embedded in its design. That's The Dark Knight's Gary Oldman playing MI6 agent George Smiley, a role made famous by Alec Guinness in John Irvin's 1979 mini-series based on John le Carre's Cold War thriller. (It's a great read.)
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Thompson on Hollywood

Appropriately enough for a spy thriller about deciphering codes, this Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster asks you to find clues embedded in its design. That's The Dark Knight's Gary Oldman playing MI6 agent George Smiley, a role made famous by Alec Guinness in John Irvin's 1979 mini-series based on John le Carre's Cold War thriller. (It's a great read.)

Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, John Hurt, Toby Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch also star for director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) in the Working Ttitle production to be released by Focus Features on November 18, strong placement for an Oscar run.

Check out the full poster and trailer below, which opens with the object of Smiley's quest: "There's a mole. Right at the top of the circus."

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This article is related to: Genres, Headliners, Studios, Video, First Look, Marketing, Thriller, Books, Colin Firth, Universal/Focus Features, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.